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  • Events

    • Alcoholics Anonymous Beginner’s Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton.
    May 20, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Jasper County Farm Bureau scholarship winners announced

    Jasper County Farm Bureau has announced the winners of the 2015 County Farm Bureau scholarship awards are Riley Schnell and Jarett Horn. Each will rec ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • St. Ambrose University announces graduates

    DAVENPORT — St. Ambrose University held its spring commencement ceremony on May 9, at the iWireless Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline, Ill.
    May 20, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Fire destroys barn, antique items

    When a fire took out a barn on the property of Bonnie and Roy Eilert late Tuesday afternoon, it might have taken out some pieces of history as well. T ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Newton schools to reconfigure for 2016-17 school year

    Monday night’s Newton Community School District covered a lot of topics, but only a few major decisions. The most prominent decision made at the meeti ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Newton, Lynnville-Sully recognized on national list of achievers

    Many administrators will tell you their public school is one of the best in the state in some way. This year, two Jasper County high schools have a di ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Skiff approved to join Mercy

    Approval for Skiff Medical Center to dispose of all assets, including real property to Mercy Medical Center was approved by the Newton City Council Mo ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Hy-Vee donates to Food Bank of Iowa

    During the month of February, Newton Hy-Vee donated $1 from proceeds of every four pack of muffins to the Food Bank of Iowa. The $1,281 raised will go ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • National Correction Officers Week

    Newton Mayor Mike Hansen recently visited the Newton Correctional Facility on East 60th Street South. to sign a proclamation recognizing National Corr ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Time to start controlling plants in Iowa ponds

    According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, now is the time to start controlling the growth of underwater plants in the state’s ponds.
    May 19, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Deadline for state century, heritage farms June 1

    DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey reminded eligible farm owners that the deadline to apply for the 2015 Century and Heritage Far ...
    May 26, 2015 - 9:38 am
  • Pair caught smoking pot at Newton park

    A Newton man was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor Thursday when he was found smoking marijuana with a 16-year-old juvenile at A ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • ISU to host 4-H County Council meeting May 31

    ​Iowa State University will host a 4-H County Council meeting from 4 to 5:30 p.m. May 31 at the Jasper County Extension and Outreach Office, 550 N. Se ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Public Paddle to be held on South Skunk River

    In addition to public paddles held at Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve, the Jasper County Conservation Department will be holding a 9.25 mile river paddle ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Concert Series at the Maytag Bowl

    The Newton Parks and Grounds Division has set the 2015 Summer Concert Series dates to be held at Maytag Park.
    May 22, 2015 - 3:17 pm
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