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  • Highway 117 near Colfax shut down in Wednesday house fire

    COLFAX — A house fire south of Colfax forced crews to shut down north and southbound traffic on Highway 117 South Wednesday morning between Colfax and ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 11:51 am
  • Newton teen charged with sex abuse

    A 17-year-old Newton student is charged with third-degree sexual abuse after a police investigation determined he sexually abused a 13-year-old victim ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 11:55 am
  • Bird lovers flock to wildlife refuge for annual Christmas bird count

    PRAIRIE CITY — “[I hope I see] a hawk,” said 7-year-old Oliver Fecteau. Oliver and his 4-year-old b ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 11:31 am
  • City to address northeast corridor intersections

    A review of the northeast portion of Newton by the Traffic Safety Committee has identified 15 uncontrolled intersections. The committee recommended an ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 10:56 am
  • Airport reports successful year, plans for the future

    With a busy and successful year to look back on, the staff at the Newton Municipal Airport is already looking at what is next.
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 10:55 am
  • Earl May donates more than 30 trees to Jasper County Conservation

    Earl May Nursery and Garden Center in Newton donated 36 leftover Christmas trees to Jasper County Conservation last week.
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 11:01 am
  • Kellogg Fire Department receives grant to improve heart attack care

    KELLOGG — The Kellogg Fire Department received a $25,000 grant this month from the American Heart Association to go toward improving heart attack care ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Former NPD officer sentenced, fined

    After pleading guilty to charges earlier this month, a former Newton Police Department officer was set to appear in court Wednesday for a sentencing h ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Danielle Rogers named Newton Community Marketing Manager

    In one of the first steps in the city’s effort to improve community marketing, Danielle Rogers was hired as the Community Marketing Manager. The manag ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Sinclair hopes to tackle budget, Medicaid transition in upcoming session

    Editor’s Note: Each year before the Iowa Legislative Session convenes, the Newton Daily News interviews local legislators. The following Q&A features ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Newton Christian School advances to Lego League state competition

    Newton Christian School First Lego League team advances to state competition at Iowa State University in January after securing a win at the regional ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Budget season begins for city council

    City council will begin the budgeting process by hearing from community stakeholders at its meeting on Monday. Representatives from eight community or ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • Salvation Army accepts donations from UAW

    Captains Jeff and Mikey Carter from the Salvation Army received $300 from Local 997 Retirees Steve Hartz, vice chairperson. They also received $300 fr ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Final VNS of Iowa open enrollment events

    Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa will host two enrollment events in Jasper County to provide assistance to individuals enrolling in the health insuranc ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • DIY class features aromatherapy pendant at library

    Adult Coloring6 p.m. Thursday — Relax and unwind with a coloring book! All materials provided, adult ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 10:37 am