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  • Where the buffalo roam

    By Mike MendenhallDaily News Staff WriterPRAIRIE CITY — In the courtyard of the Prairie Learning Cen ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • New location planned for Jersey Freeze

    MONROE — After 14 years at its current location, Jersey Freeze has big changes coming for the 2015 season. Owners Lynn and Brad Donahue and Jill Munso ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Big find in area field

    Danny Ritter of Circle R Construction sits on top of a rock that was found in William Timm’s field south of Laurel and dug out and moved on Friday. Th ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Getting people downtown big focus for Main Street

    Through work on several different committees, the Newton Main Street organization has established its goals and objectives for future.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Fifth annual ‘Fast and Furriest’ run set for Saturday

    By Ty RushingDaily News Senior Staff WriterCan your Rover run? Is your Fido the fastest? Do you want ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Update: Deadly weekend I-80 crash began with speeder near Altoona

    COLFAX — A Davenport man was killed early Sunday morning at the 155 mile marker on Interstate 80 was initially pursed by the Polk County Sheriff’s dep ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 30, 2014 - 8:34 am
  • Vernon recognizes employees for years of service

    Nine employees were recently inducted into The Vernon Company’s 25, 35, 40 and 45 Year Clubs. The nine new club members have 325 years of combined ded ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Local Events

    • The Newton Golden K Kiwanis will meet Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Hy-Vee Meeting Room. The program will be Jasper County Zoning by Larry Ryan. Anyon ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • League celebrates 80 years of service

    The Jasper County League of Women Voters celebrated its 80th anniversary Thursday night at the Newton Arboretum. Current and past members gathered for ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Public art appreciation

    Fifth grade students are delighted by the discovery of a red cardinal in the corner of the mural next the the Newton Daily News on First Avenue East. ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Branstad, Ernst champion renewable fuels during Newton stop

    As many supporters of the renewable fuels industry eagerly await the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision on the 2014 renewable fuel standa ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • NHS students edge out state, nation in ACT scores

    For the past five years, seniors at Newton Senior High School have outscored their peers across the state in the ACT, a feat so impressive that the sc ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Kramer wins conservation award

    A resident of Jasper County will receive a statewide award for her commitment to conservation in her county and throughout Iowa for her work done abov ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • Newton Main Street sets first objectives for future projects

    After several months of work, Newton Main Street established their goals and objectives for the next year and beyond. Working in four committees, proj ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Ernst pledges support for vets during Newton stop

    Jasper County is home to more than 3,000 veterans and on Thursday, U.S. Senate Candidate and active Iowa National Guard member Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, rei ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:01 am
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