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  • South Skunk River Blues Society celebrates 25th anniversary

    A crowd gathered at the city council meeting on Monday and they were bursting at the seams to celebrate an important milestone. Members of the South S ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Leonard receives Cooperative Class Scholarship from Heartland Co-op

    AMES — Heartland Co-op announced it will partner with Iowa State University to offer a $500 academic scholarship to James Leonard, of Newton who is ma ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • USDA loans, grants through 504 program help eligible homeowners make needed repairs

    An informational meeting about the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Home Repair and Improvement Loans and Grants 504 program ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • $500,000 bond approved to address high-priority city needs

    Budget discussions continued at Monday’s Newton City Council meeting, with two proposals brought before council.
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • Antique Spectacular Vintage Market this weekend at Iowa State Fairgrounds

    Vintage and antique collectors won’t want to miss the spring Antique Spectacular Vintage Market Friday and Saturday in Des Moines, at the Iowa State F ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Brown Bag Lunch Wednesday at museum

    The February Brown Bag Lunch and Learn will begin at noon Wednesday at the Jasper County Historical Museum.
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • Australian magicians exposing Iowans to magic in upcoming Temple Theater performances

    People often think of magicians in top hats and black capes sawing women in half and pulling rabbits from hats. When professional magicians Mike Tyler ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • Include Iowa state parks in your vacation plans this year

    Iowa’s state parks are encouraging all Iowans to include them in their vacation plans.“We really wan ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • Superintendents say state aid to schools not keeping up with rising costs

    How much additional supplemental state aid to public schools is enough to meet the educational needs of Iowa’s students?
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • Coffee with Congressman Loebsack

    At least 15 Newton residents turned out Saturday morning to share their concerns with U.S. Congressman Dave Loebsack about what is happening in Washin ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Parking restriction changes made throughout city

    Parking was the focus of the Traffic Safety Committee and city council has approved several changes to parking restriction throughout the city.
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • Association honors work by Iowa newspapers

    DES MOINES — The Newton Daily News, Jasper County Tribune and Prairie City News were recognized with Iowa Newspaper Association awards Friday.
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • ‘Hometown girl’ brings familiarity back to Colfax pharmacy

    Working in her hometown was something 25-year-old Brittney Borts always dreamed of.The Colfax native ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • OWLS to learn about Iceland

    “Exploring Iceland” is the topic for the next OWLS meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Jasper County Armory/Annex Building, 1030 W. Second St. S. in N ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 10:15 am
  • Mid-term progress reports issued

    Mid-term progress reports were issued to Newton high school students Monday. Freshman parents are asked to sign one copy and have their student return ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 10:11 am