67°FFog/MistFull Forecast


  • Colfax man allegedly holds two teens at knife point, assaults mother

    COLFAX — A Colfax man has been released from the Jasper County Jail on $10,000 bond after he allegedly assaulted two teenagers at knife point in their ...
    NEW: June 30, 2015 - 9:32 am
  • Local reaction mixed on Supreme Court decisions

    The Supreme Court of the U.S. handed down two key decisions last week that led to a lot of celebrating — along with some public statements from those ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Barr, Reddings honored at Kellogg’s Sesquicentennial

    People on chairs and blankets lined the road ready to celebrate Kellogg’s Sesquicentennial with the opening ceremony and parade Saturday. Three very s ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:07 pm
  • New food truck EATS! in Newton

    There is a new place to eat in town but you better not blink or you will miss it. EATS! Food Truck owned by Kim Johnson will offer up midwest food tha ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • Republican presidential hopeful Jindal in Newton Friday

    Louisiana Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal made one of his first tops to Newton and spoke to a packed crowd at Moo’s BBQ on Fri ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • GOP holds its own ‘Newton Poll’

    State Republican leaders recently decided to eliminate the Iowa Straw Poll event that had been held every year ahead of a presidential election cycle ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:25 pm
  • Events

    • Newton Golden K Kiwanis will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Newton Village in Newton, for social time, coffee and a program. Anyone interested in the ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • DNR offers tips to prevent drowning

    Each year, drownings affect a wide swath of outdoor users, from people swimming in lakes and rivers, standing on docks and wading in rivers to warm-we ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Newton Parks to host Fourth of July Sand Volleyball Tournament

    Newton Parks and Grounds is hosting a co-ed sand volleyball tournament on the Fourth of July starting at 1 p.m. Saturday at Agnes Patterson in Newton. ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Lake Red Rock programs set for Thursday to Sunday

    There’s always something happening at Lake Red Rock! Check out these upcoming activities:A “Little W ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Young people learn about ‘things that fly’

    Not everyone thinks bottle rockets are safe.However, the type of bottle rockets some young people we ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Capturing their hearts

    More than 50 Newton Community School District teachers took advantage of a three-day professional-development workshop this week called “Capturing Kid ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • REG plant manager testifies for biofuels

    Not everyone gets to testify on behalf of their industry before a group of major government decision makers.
    June 26, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • JCC to host Junior Naturalist program for area youth in July

    The Jasper County Conservation Board is offering the Junior Naturalist program for area boys and girls from July 7-10 and July 13-15, according to Kat ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Bubble show brings a crowd

    Ben Jimenez, expert bubbleologist, visited the Newton Public Library Monday and demonstrated many different kinds of bubbles including smoke-filled bu ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • National video

    Reader Poll

    What type of charity causes will you volunteer for this summer?
    Animal care
    Church missions
    Feeding the hungry
    Finding a cure
    Assisting the elderly