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  • Greenhouse effect is a good thing at Newton High

    James Horn might get some interesting text alerts in the next few years — and we’re not talking about snow days or rained-out ball games.
    April 24, 2015 - 12:01 pm
  • NHS Hall of Fame inductees announced

    Newton High School Activities Director Scott Garvis announced the school’s Hall of Fame 2015 induction class this week.
    April 24, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Cost saving purchases approved for Skiff

    In an effort to save costs and become more independently efficient, the Skiff Board of Trustees approved the purchase of $38,335 in plant operations e ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Newton native pens second novel

    Former Newton resident, Bob Brink wrote the novel “Murder in Palm Beach: The Homicide that Never Died.”
    April 24, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Club Notes

    Newton PEOThe four Newton PEO chapters met April 21 for their annual dinner together. The dinner mee ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • NCSD board to discuss reconfiguration start date

    When the Newton Community School District board voted on March 23 to reconfigure into an alignment that will include four K-4 campuses, the board deci ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • 13 BMS science students earn honors at ISU competition

    All 13 of the Berg Middle School science students who competed in an April 9 roller-coaster competition at Iowa State University in Ames came home wit ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Events

    • Second Annual Granny Basketball Extravaganza will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at Berg Middle School in Newton. The Granny Mustangs, featuring all women a ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Enjoy at wildflower walk May 2

    Celebrate spring with a wildflower walk on from 9 to 10 a.m. May 2 at the Jasper County Nature Center Area.
    April 24, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Networking, connections focus of Newton library event

    Author Danny Beyer on NetworkingLearn about networking and make connections at 6:30 p.m. on April 30 ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Single vehicle rollover at Highway 6, driver condition unknown

    Emergency crews responded to a single car rollover Thursday night on Highway 6 near Interstate 80 west of Newton.
    April 23, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Earth Day rally at Iowa Capitol brings activists against Bakken pipeline

    DES MOINES — Activists, legislators and other concerned parties held an Earth Day rally at the Iowa State Capitol Building in Des Moines on Wednesday ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • DeGrados cavatelli dinner to raise funds for St. Nick’s

    A Newton couple with strong ties to St. Nick’s Christmas Club will be serving up a special dinner to fundraise for the charitable organization that he ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Legislators have many roles besides promoting own bills

    DES MOINES — While the education funding debate is holding up a number of other Iowa State Legislature budget discussions, Jasper County lawmakers hav ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Art sculptures return to First Avenue

    Newton’s First Avenue is now home to six new art sculptures.Installed by First Avenue of Sculpture a ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:41 am
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    Reader Poll

    Did the Newton City Council make the right decision in allocating $1 million toward acquisitions and demolitions of commercial buildings on First Avenue and the interchange corridors?