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    • Newton Farmers’ Market will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday on the north and west sides of the Jasper County Courthouse in Newton. For more information, con ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • WDM police no closer to arrest in Okland case

    West Des Moines police say they are no closer today to solving the mysterious slaying of Ashley Okland, a 27-year-old real estate agent whose shooting ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Iowa CCI bringing powerful line-up of high profile speakers to celebrate 40 years

    DES MOINES — Hundreds of Iowa CCI members from across the state will convene in Des Moines on Oct. 2-3 to celebrate the organization’s 40 year history ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Rep. Kelley welcomes Taiwan ag trade goodwill mission

    DES MOINES — Representative Dan Kelley was joined by Roger Zylstra, director of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board and Jasper County farmer, to welcome Cal ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Newton family thanks church for support after fire

    When Carrie Keasling saw the remnants of an iron she had been using before her home caught on fire Sept. 13, she had a sobering realization.
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Baxter's new restaurant provides hometown feel

    BAXTER – Blue Ribbon Cafe opened for business last week and gave Baxter its first sit-down restaurant in three years.
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Runners, walkers and painters at the parks

    Local residents participate in the 11th annual Off the Beaten Path Trail Race Saturday morning at Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve in eastern Jasper County ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • Schnell receives Iowa Grange Community Service Award

    Jean Schnell of Newton received the Iowa State Grange Community Service award during the recent 146th session of the Iowa State Grange held at the Amb ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Constitution Week

    Daughters of the American Revolution members Barbara Hug, Bobbie Collins, Cathy Rickers, Delores Meyer, Jeanette Shannon, Nancy Brown and Suzanne Van ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Progress Industries recognized with 2015 Top Workplaces award

    Progress Industries has been awarded a 2015 Top Workplaces honor by the Des Moines Register. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Brock recovering after grain bin fall

    There are no staircases around the grain bin on Joe Brock’s farm. However, after Thursday’s accident, the Jasper County supervisor said that arrangeme ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Pinpoint your energy waste at Wednesday’s workshop

    Start lowering your energy bill now, by attending the Pinpoint Your Energy Waste Workshop from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Newton Public Library. ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Eight people arrested in task-force meth bust

    Eight people were arrested in a recent task-force operation that involved the Newton Police Department and the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Dismantling racism discussion is Tuesday

    All those interested in promoting racial justice in Newton and Jasper County are invited to come together from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Congregational U ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • First half property taxes due

    Jasper County Treasurer Doug Bishop reminds residents the first half property tax and mobile home taxes are due and need to be paid on or before Sept. ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 11:30 am
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