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  • Challengers oppose reconfiguration timeline; support Berg rebuild in forum

    When Newton Community School District Board of Education board candidate Josh Cantu was asked about reconfiguration during Thursday night’s Newton sch ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:34 pm
  • DMACC faculty welcomes students to fall semester

    Faculty at Des Moines Area Community College's Newton Campus welcomed students for the fall semester with a variety of gatherings over the past week. ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Bowlful of Blues’ 23rd year promises another solid lineup

    There are a ton of things that have to go well in putting together a blues festival — long before a vocalist sings about a lost love, or a guitarists ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Discovering Hope — close to the center of town

    Discover Hope has been trying to make a difference in the lives of people with addiction issues for a little more than a year.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Filing open for city council, mayoral candidates

    Three Newton city council seats and the mayoral position will be a part of the regular city elections in November. Openings in Ward 1, Ward 3 and an a ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Claypool elected to Central College senate

    PELLA — Central College student William Claypool, of Newton, has been elected senator for student senate.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Wrage earns Cornell College academic honors

    MOUNT VERNON — Derek Wrage, of Newton, was one of nearly 250 Cornell College students named to the dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • DMACC to award two full-tuition scholarships to Newton campus

    The Des Moines Area Community College Newton Campus will be awarding two one-year, full-tuition scholarships to Newton High School seniors to attend c ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Events

    • Mineral Springs Days spaghetti dinner will begin at 5 p.m. Friday in downtown Colfax, located at the senior center. This meal is available with a fr ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Book Club to discuss ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’

    Having trouble with the changes from Wilbor to Bridges? Drop in from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday in the library meeting room to learn how to download ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • NFD obtains largest appropriation yet from federal grant

    When a crew of firefighters pulls up to a fire, the last thing that should be on anyone’s mind is whether a department’s aging tanker truck is up to t ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Hoebelheinrich retiring after 33 years serving Newton

    After 33 years of serving the Newton Community, Police Chief Jeff Hoebelheinrich is retiring his badge. Hoebelheinrich is leaving the job he always wa ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Hometown superheroes

    Friday, Aug. 28• Colfax Library Book Sale, 2 to 6 p.m.• Magician and Balloon Artist; Colfax Library ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Five downtown churches to host family event

    Those with mobility issues are welcome to park in the First Presbyterian parking lot. There will be no parking in the First United Methodist parking l ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • NPD, Jasper County Sheriff’s to host Coffee with a Cop on Saturday

    Officers from Newton Police Department and Jasper County Sheriff’s Office will come together with community members in an informal setting to discuss ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:37 am
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