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  • Newton twins show off piano skills at Iowa State Fair

    DES MOINES— Charlie and Ian Bennett may have only started formally playing the piano six years ago, but the 18-year-old twins come from a musical fami ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • School board to take action on visitors policy Monday

    The topic of school security has been a hot button issue in the Newton Community School District after a 33-year-old California man now facing several ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • Newton YMCA announces strategic restructuring

    The Newton YMCA announced today the Y is restructuring to further increase its service to Jasper County and provide more positive programming for all ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Former Park Centre employee ordered to pay restitution

    The former marketing director of a Newton retirement community has been ordered to pay $4,500 in restitution to the business after he pleaded guilty t ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • JCHM offers half price tickets Tuesdays

    The Jasper County Historical Museum will offer half-off ticket prices on Tuesday.Non-member admissio ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • Red Rock offers programs for visitors

    Upcoming activities at Lake Red Rock through Aug. 13:Today — Roberts Creek Paddling Tour, 5:30-7:30 ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • Class car show comes to Newton

    The classic car show Cruisin’ to Newton will  take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the downtown square in Newton. 
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • Holy Trinity hosts free community meal

    There will be a free community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1409 S. Eighth Ave. E. in Newton. 
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • Staggered school start for kindergarten, transitional

    Berg and Thomas Jefferson Elementaries will have a “staggered start” for its transitional kindergarten and kindergarten students beginning this fall. ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Resume workshops, card game night at library

    Win Golf Passes to Westwood Golf CourseThe library is giving out two free nine-hole passes (with a c ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Local residents prepare for annual Monroe Old Settlers Days

    It's that time of year again. The 118th annual Monroe Old Settlers Days is happening this weekend and the Monroe Old Settlers Committee is ready to go ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Main Street Newton hosts economic restructuring speaker

    Local business owners and residents were invited to a presentation by Jim Thompson, of Main Street Iowa, Wednesday evening at Uncle Nancy’s.
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Mixed results found in Newton's livability survey

    As a part of the revitalization of Newton, the city asked locals to participate in a National Citizens Survey, ranking the livability of the town. Bet ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • Midwife to bring OB services to Skiff Medical Center

    Expectant moms who choose Skiff to deliver their babies will soon have access to a brand-new choice: Newton Clinic is adding a midwife to its roster o ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 10:32 am
  • Dedication of Jasper County Veterans Memorial slated for Saturday

    A cornerstone dedication for the Jasper County Veterans Memorial is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday.Th ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 11:10 am
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