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  • LaVera pleads guilty to child porn charge

    DES MOINES — A California man accused of possessing child pornography has pleaded guilty to the charge as part of a plea deal.
    March 5, 2015 - 2:39 pm
  • Lavera plea hearing canceled

    A Thursday afternoon plea change hearing for David A. LaVera, the alleged "Twilight" impersonator, has been cancelled at the request of LaVera.
    March 5, 2015 - 2:37 pm
  • Forums focused on many issues, including special education

    There were many, many topics covered during the two public forums about possible Newton Community School District reconfiguration.
    March 5, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • NHS presents ‘Hello, Dolly’ on Friday, Saturday

    This weekend, some Newton High School students will take on a daunting task — and not simply because ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Kelley greets ABATE

    Rep. Dan Kelley welcomed ABATE members from Jasper County, including Dennis Simon, Tammie Deeter, James Robinson, Jim Fimml and Gene Braaksman to the ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • IRS warns of potential scam targeting Iowa taxpayers

    The Iowa Department of Revenue has been made aware of a potential scam targeting Iowa taxpayers.The ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Moss grows — even in winter

    Sherman Swank was cutting wood west of Newton recently, and stumbled across moss, despite bitterly cold winter conditions. He brought a sample into th ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Acres remain for landowners to improve pheasant habitat

    Time is running out for landowners in Iowa’s 46 best pheasant counties to secure funding to restore pheasant habitat in Iowa’s core pheasant range.
    March 5, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Events

    • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton. 
    March 5, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Art on display at public library

    A selection of artworks created by students from Berg Elementary, Thomas Jefferson, Aurora Heights and Woodrow Wilson are on display at the Newton Pub ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Memorial Day weekend campsites going quickly

    Camping options for the Memorial Day weekend in a state park are quickly shrinking.Campers wanting t ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • 'Twilight' impersonator expected to change plea in child porn case

    Alleged “Twilight” impersonator David A. LaVera is expected to change his plea on federal child pornography charges during a hearing set for Thursday.
    March 5, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Latest reconfiguration forum draws 70; many issues covered

    If Newton Community School District Superintendent Bob Callaghan would have gotten into every detail of every concern expressed at Tuesday night’s pub ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • February Student Rotarians

    Pictured are the Rotary Students for the month of February. They are Anna Barr and Grant Davidson, right. They are pictured with Newton Rotary Preside ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Supervisors approve part-time Veterans Affairs clerk

    A part-time temporary Veterans Affairs clerk position was approved at the Jasper County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday.
    March 4, 2015 - 11:25 am
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