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  • Rhone named new public works director

    Jody Rhone has been named the new public works director for the City of Newton. Mayor Mike Hansen made the announcement during the city council meetin ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 10:06 am
  • Newton Christian celebrates 60th anniversary

    Life has a way of coming full circle at times, and when the Rev. Larry Slings steps up to the pulpit at Newton Christian School on Sunday morning he’l ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • ‘We’re like two peas in a pod’

    Steve Bookout and Tom McKinney worked side by side at Maytag for more than 25 years without realizing it wasn’t the first time they’d worked together. ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 10:12 am
  • Hotel Maytag poised for ‘speedy’ redevelopment after sale

    A year after the city of Newton approved the purchase of the former Hotel Maytag to stabilize the building and begin work on finding a redeveloper, it ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • Pool players sought

    Guys who like to play pool just for fun and fellowship are invited to play. The group will meet at 1 ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • United Way of Jasper County allocation process begins with letters of intent

    The funding process for United Way of Jasper County has officially begun. Non-profit agencies providing health and human service programs to Jasper Co ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • FUMC hosts community meal

    First United Methodist Church will host its community meal at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the church, 210 N. Second Ave. E. in Newton.
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • Picnic tables donated to fairgrounds

    Two picnic tables purchased for the Jasper County Fairgrounds with memorial money from Esther Beyer Memorial were delivered. Seated are family members ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • FBI specialist to present at Newton library

    In today’s world, it can be a frightening to try to ensure children stay safe and are well-informed about potential dangers on the internet.
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Colfax man hopes radio station will become a voice for community

    Odie Lofton Sr. has faced plenty of challenges in his life, starting a radio station from scratch is just one more mountain to climb. The Colfax man, ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • History Made Up

    PRAIRIE CITY — Since he was a little kid, Prairie City native Will Frazier was always known to put a smile on people’s faces. Now at age 36, the impro ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 10:25 am
  • ‘American Pickers’ looking to pick in Iowa

    Have rusty junk? Well it could soon be rusty gold with the help of the TV show “American Pickers.” The popular cable show has announced it is searchin ...
    Sept. 18, 2017 - 10:09 am
  • Republicans take aim at annual trap shoot event

    The fourth annual Jasper County Republicans trap shooting fundraiser started off with a bang on Saturday morning as residents took aim at clay pigeons ...
    Sept. 18, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • Despite rain, Colfax rocks the Quarry

    COLFAX — The good times kept rolling in Colfax despite wet, rainy weather on Saturday night. More than 150 residents turned out to Rock the Quarry, an ...
    Sept. 18, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • NDC tapped for larger role in city economic development

    The Newton Development Corporation is taking on a larger role in the community’s economic development sector. City council approved NDC to serve as th ...
    Sept. 18, 2017 - 10:51 am