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  • Motorcycle wreck claims life of Des Moines man

    A Des Moines man was killed and a Newton man was hospitalized after an early morning single-motorcycle wreck Saturday near Maytag Park.
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 7:34 pm
  • Newton school board to discuss class sizes

    One of the main driving forces behind the Newton Community School District’s recent reconfiguration has been trying to keep class sizes small in the l ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 12:15 pm
  • NHS students attend conference

    Twenty-nine Newton students attended the DECA Fall Leadership Conference in Des Moines Oct. 16-17. DECA is an organization that prepares emerging lead ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 11:35 am
  • Program helps raise money for summer camps

    Newton’s chapter of a national organization has been raising funds this fall for what it hopes will be another year of summer smiles.
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 12:13 pm
  • Park Board to lower Westwood green fees for 2017

    The Newton Park Board approved 2017 park fees, including lowering golf green fees, at its Wednesday meeting at city hall.
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 12:15 pm
  • Horselogging

    A man who only identifies himself as “Lee the Horselogger” navigates through Newton on Thursday. He has traveled throughout the U.S. in a horse-drawn ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 11:36 am
  • Racial Justice forum set for Tuesday

    The Racial Harmony and Justice Working Group is hosting a forum Tuesday to discuss responses of a recent community survey.
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 11:02 am
  • Club News

    Sunbonnet QuestersThe Oct. 13 meeting of Sunbonnet Questers was at the home of Jan Turk. Roll call w ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Progress Industries joins broad effort to observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Progress Industries announced its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Candyland trick or treat is Oct. 27 at Newton Public Library

    Winter Clothing DriveDonations accepted Oct. 17-29 — During the month of October, the library is col ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Review of NCT’s ‘Caucus! The Musical’

    The Newton Community Theatre players will be bringing the Iowa Caucuses to life in “Caucus! The Musical” by Robert John Ford. The show opened to stand ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 12:16 pm
  • Newton chamber gearing up for annual Lighted Holiday Parade

    The Newton Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its annual Holiday Lighted festival, and lighted parade, to coincide with the lighting of the Jasper C ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • City Strides

    To celebrate the four year anniversary of “Newton’s Future: A Comprehensive Plan,” 100 signs of progress were announced by the city, showing how far i ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 12:05 pm
  • Park board mulls over Maytag Park office idea

    The Newton Park Board discussed the future of the Maytag Park caretaker’s home at its meeting Wednesday night at Newton City Hall.
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 12:08 pm
  • Local agencies continue to battle with Medicaid transition

    Health care providers in Jasper County are trying to get up to speed on both billing procedures and receiving payments from the state’s three managed- ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 12:09 pm