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  • NHS students protest bigotry

    The objectives of a small group of Newton High School students who gathered for a brief protest Tuesday were simple enough: Replace hate and hate spee ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • NCSD spends $84,000 to replace computer hub equipment

    When new wireless network hardware was recently installed at Newton High School, it had the expected result of improving internet speeds.
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Monroe City Council axes Dollar General deal

    MONROE — Emotions ran high as the Monroe City Council voted to rezone Madsen Field failed to pass Monday, essentially killing a deal with Dollar Gener ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 12:01 pm
  • Photo: Learning the levers

    Newton High School Industrial Technology teacher Derek Bair helped coordinate a "Heavy Equipment Day" Friday in the south parking lot of NHS. The day ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • City of Newton to take part in hotel market study

    As the City of Newton continues to make efforts to grow tourism in the community, a hotel market study will assess local needs and give developers res ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 12:04 pm
  • An Ag-education

    PRAIRIE CITY —  Iowa’s water quality crisis is a problem for everyone, urban and rural residents alike.
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 12:03 pm
  • Hy-Vee donates to courthouse lighting

    Newton Hy-Vee Store Manager Scott Pearson poses with Steve Knight, Allie Gibbs and Connie DeGreef on Monday to present a check to Knight for the court ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 12:05 pm
  • Protesters demonstrate on Bakken pipeline near Colfax

    COLFAX — As construction on the Jasper County portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline moves into its final phases, there are still protesters actively s ...
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 11:22 am
  • NPD Chief receives 5-Star award

    Newton Police Chief Rob Burdess was recently awarded the 5-Star Innovation Leadership Award by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. The award, presented ...
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 11:22 am
  • Local events honor service on Veterans Day

    Veterans Day has been celebrated lots of different ways in Jasper County through the years, but chances are it hasn’t often involved hundreds of child ...
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • Retail Open House builds ‘shop local’ enthusiasm

    Lots of events start with the ringing of a bell, such as a school day or the opening of New York Stock Exchange trading.
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 11:25 am
  • Say Cheese

    COLFAX — Colfax resident Amanda Utz has captured countless moments in her kid’s lives with the use of her camera over the span of seven years. Now the ...
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 11:24 am
  • Ernst regional directors to make Newton stop Thursday

    U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst’s regional directors will host traveling office hours in November and December across all 99 counties in Iowa.
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 10:35 am
  • 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 retur ...
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • NCSD board to consider signage for admin facility

    It's been many years since anyone installed new signage for the front of the building located at 1302 First Ave. W.
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 12:26 pm