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  • Facing federal funding cuts, Progress Industries looks for help

    U.S. Rep Dave Loebsack was back in Newton Monday afternoon to meet with representatives of Progress Industries to address its funding concerns in ligh ...
    NEW: Oct. 17, 2017 - 9:46 am
  • Family, friends remember longtime teacher at memorial service

    Theresa Comer can’t help herself. Even though she knows it won’t be there, every time she drives by Thomas Jefferson Elementary she looks for her moth ...
    NEW: Oct. 17, 2017 - 9:45 am
  • City, Project AWAKE continue partnership

    The City of Newton is continuing its long relationship with Project AWAKE and the Krumm Center and Newton Arboretum at Agnes Patterson Park. City coun ...
    NEW: Oct. 17, 2017 - 9:45 am
  • Food pantry shortage at Salvation Army

    Many local families in need lean on the Newton Salvation Army and its resources. Inside the organization’s food pantry, shelves are not always packed ...
    NEW: Oct. 17, 2017 - 9:44 am
  • ‘Shoes That Fit’ campaign underway in Newton area

    At least 200 local elementary students from Aurora Heights Elementary and Emerson Hough Elementary in Newton will benefit from the annual “Shoes That ...
    NEW: Oct. 17, 2017 - 9:41 am
  • City to review Sunset Park designs with open house

    Newton residents are invited to a Sunset Park Design Concept Open House to view ideas conceived for Sunset Park. The open house will take place from 4 ...
    NEW: Oct. 17, 2017 - 9:41 am
  • Cardinal crowd was in The Pink on Senior Night

    Jocelyn Sheets/Daily NewsNewton High’s student body cheering section reacts to the Cardinals scoring ...
    NEW: Oct. 17, 2017 - 9:36 am
  • City election candidate forum set for Oct. 26

    Citizens of Newton will have the opportunity to hear from each candidate running for city office at an upcoming candidate forum. Starting at 7 p.m. Oc ...
    Oct. 16, 2017 - 11:40 am
  • Hubbell calls for togetherness during campaign stop in Baxter

    BAXTER — Typically, stormy weather is not ideal when a gubernatorial candidate makes a stop into town. But Saturday’s heavy rain and strong winds pres ...
    Oct. 16, 2017 - 10:37 am
  • ‘Another man’s trash is another man’s treasure’

    A beer can — to many people, the only thing special about this beverage container is the liquid stored inside. When empty, most will think it should j ...
    Oct. 16, 2017 - 11:36 am
  • $2.75 million in Hotel Maytag funds now loan, not grant

    To increase scoring potential on a tax credit program application for the redevelopment of the former Hotel Maytag, the City of Newton has agreed to c ...
    Oct. 16, 2017 - 11:42 am
  • Democratic presidential candidate Delaney campaigns in Newton

    “We had our committee meeting Thursday, and it was mentioned that Rep. (John) Delaney was coming here to speak,” Jasper County Democratic Party vice-c ...
    Oct. 16, 2017 - 11:43 am
  • ‘I poured everything into my art’

    From drawing rambunctious “Despicable Me” Minions to painting a rock her favorite color, 4-year-old Michaela Cushatt’s “concentration face” was imposs ...
    Oct. 16, 2017 - 11:44 am
  • Newton YMCA to host Family Fall Festival

    Newton YMCA will host a Family Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Newton YMCA.The YMCA is ...
    Oct. 16, 2017 - 10:15 am
  • WaterWorks office closed Wednesday

    The Newton WaterWorks offices will be closed Wednesday for billing software conversion and training. Payments may be made at the Customer Service Coun ...
    Oct. 16, 2017 - 10:15 am