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  • Iowa Sculpture Festival needs vote to win grant

    The “Family Outing” sculpture just off of Highway 14 in Newton is one of the more than 90 pieces of public art on display in the city. The people behi ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • A familiar face takes over Iowa History Journal

    Starting as a reporter and working his way to editor with some freelancing thrown in, Michael Swanger has been working for central Iowa newspapers and ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • New Woodrow principal teaching life lessons on first day

    While Tuesday was the first day of school for students in the Newton Community School District, it was also a day of many firsts for Todd Schuster.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • Allen holds fundraiser

    Iowa Senate candidate Chaz Allen, D-Newton, held a campaign fundraiser Thursday at the American Legion Post 111 in Newton. Allen is seeking to replace ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Newton students execl on ACT test

    Newton Senior High School students again excelled on the ACT Test, the nation’s most common college admissions test. Newton’s graduating seniors in th ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Master of sports medicine

    Samantha Griffith recently graduated from graduate school at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs with a master’s degree in sports medicine. Sh ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • District to hold public hearing on greenhouse Monday

    Taxpayers will get their say during a public hearing at Monday’s Newton Community School District Board of Education meeting on whether or not the dis ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • NFD hosting 'Fill the Boot' campaign Saturday

    The Newton Fire Department will be participating in the “Fill the Boot” campaign from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of West Fourth St ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Blood drive scheduled

    A Kellogg and Killduff communities blood drive will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at Cabin in the Park, Holmdahl Park.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • State Fair winners

    • First place in the Adult division went to Newton’s Judd Hoskins of Newton was awarded first place in the adult division of the Fine Arts Department ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Iowa Youth Chorus Invites New Members

    The Iowa Youth Chorus has been providing young singers with world class choral education for more than 30 years. As summer eases into fall and student ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Registration open for Krumm trail race

    One of the longest ongoing trail races in Jasper County is turning 10 and registration is open for this year’s run.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • Exchange student makes presentation

    Newton Rotary Exchange Student Ben Ellis gave a program on Tuesday about the year he spent in Austria. Ellis, who was sponsored by the local Rotary Cl ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Local farm families recognized as environmental leaders

    Two local Iowa farm families were recognized with the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award during a ceremony at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 13. Ward V ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • El Locos Tacos opens food truck eatery

    Locals driving on First Avenue may have noticed a new food truck the past couple weeks in the parking lot of the Pit Stop Liquors store.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:57 am
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