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  • Newton community comes together to welcome new teachers

    Jeremy Yenger’s commute is a lot shorter this year. Instead of driving to Johnston every day to teach science, the Newton native will be walking to wo ...
    Aug. 17, 2017 - 11:07 am
  • Maytag Pool renovation plans presented to parks board

    A presentation on a potential renovation to Maytag Pool was given to the Newton Parks Board on Wednesday. Matt Karsten, a lifeguard and manager at the ...
    UPDATED: Aug. 17, 2017 - 11:21 am
  • USDA program encourages movement in rural housing market

    After an increase in crime in her north side Des Moines neighborhood, including a drive-by shooting, Heather Trotter no longer felt safe. Even though ...
    Aug. 17, 2017 - 10:53 am
  • NAMI of Jasper County to merge with central Iowa chapter

    The National Alliance of Mental Illness of Jasper County will be merging with NAMI of Central Iowa following a decision made by members of the nonprof ...
    UPDATED: Aug. 17, 2017 - 11:21 am
  • Free movie at the Capitol II Saturday

    The Newton YMCA, Capital II Theatre and the United Way of Jasper County are sponsoring a free movie at the Capitol II Theatre in Newton. “Field of Dre ...
    UPDATED: Aug. 17, 2017 - 11:24 am
  • Newton student completes internship with Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

    Newton resident Peder Hopkins completed a summer position as an intern with Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.
    UPDATED: Aug. 17, 2017 - 11:16 am
  • DMACC adds CSI certificate

    Des Moines Area Community College has added a Crime Scene Investigation certificate.“The CSI certifi ...
    Aug. 17, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • ‘Love not hate’

    People across central Iowa gathered in downtown Newton Tuesday night to stand in solidarity with Charlottesville and to represent one thing — love not ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 10:32 am
  • Donors carpet classrooms at Berg

    When classes start, Lucinda Sinclair’s classroom won’t look as bare as it did before. Thanks to the generosity of some local community members three t ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 10:31 am
  • 5 things to know from the Jasper County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday

    1. A professional services agreement to assess current space needs with Shive-Hattery was approved for the Jasper County Annex Building. The analysis ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 10:35 am
  • Recent rooftop rescue revealed

    The reason for rooftop rescue by the Newton Fire Department in downtown Newton on Sunday has been revealed. Marilyn Terlouw, who owns Kitchen Concepts ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 10:36 am
  • DMACC recognized for promoting campus emotional wellness

    Des Moines Area Community College has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Kognito for its outstanding leadership in executing its mental healt ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 10:37 am
  • Photo: On the move

    From left: Mike Rother, Zella Rother and Chad Barr, of Newton, walk around the fairgrounds at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday.
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 10:27 am
  • Events this weekend at Neal Smith NWR

    Join staff at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge from 6 to 8 a.m. Saturday for the August Photo Hike. Photographers of all skill levels are welco ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • Ducharme-Jones to perform at Newton Public Library’s Summer Concert Series

    Ducharme-Jones will wrap up the “Rock the Library” summer concert series at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21 at the Newton Public Library.
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 10:00 am