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  • Volunteers, others conduct ‘FamilySearch’ at courthouse

    It takes only a few seconds for Bill and Janice Hubbard to scan in a 100-year-old probate document. ...
    UPDATED: July 7, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • $720K in street improvements approved by council

    Seven portions of roadway will see improvement after the Newton City Council approved the 2015 HMA Resurfacing Project Monday. Costing more than $720, ...
    July 7, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • State soybean association shows off water-quality tools

    ANKENY — To anyone not familiar with water analysis, the contraption housed in the water laboratory on the Iowa Soybean Association’s Ankeny campus mi ...
    July 7, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Wreck, no injuries

    A small Chevy four-door car appeared to have rear-ended a Buick sport-utility vehicle Monday around 11:55 a.m. No one was transported by ambulance, an ...
    July 7, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Iowa State Fair ticket office now open

    DES MOINES — With numerous ways to purchase Iowa State Fair tickets “Nothing Compares” to the fun found on the Fairgrounds Aug. 13-23. For fairgoers p ...
    July 7, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Newton man arrested after pulling knife

    A Newton man is charged with assault while displaying a dangerous weapon after pulling a knife on a juvenile and threatening to kill him.
    UPDATED: July 7, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Sanitary sewer rates to increase by 5 percent

    With unanimous approval, the Newton City Council voted to increase the sanitary sewer rates by 5 percent Monday. The rates were last raised in May 201 ...
    July 7, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Iowa Learning Farms to host workshop in Colfax

    Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Jasper County Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a workshop to inform farmers of available conserva ...
    July 7, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Next Newton Chamber Breakfast will be Thursday at Wallace Family Funeral Home

    The next Newton Chamber Breakfast is at 7 a.m. Thursday at Wallace Family Funeral Home & Crematory.W ...
    July 7, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Plans set for Prairie Days Parade

    The Prairie City — Prairie Days Parade “Field of Dreams” will be at 7 p.m. July 25.Registration and ...
    July 7, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • ‘Iowa’s Hidden Treasures’ with Dan Kaercher

    Dan Kaercher, retired founding editor-in-chief of Midwest Living Magazine and host of “Iowa’s Simple Pleasures,” will speak at Neal Smith National Wil ...
    July 7, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Iowa State Fair seeks ‘My State Fair’ stories

    DES MOINES — Organizers at the Iowa State Fair want to know what makes the fair special to you. Did you meet your spouse at the Iowa State Fair? Do yo ...
    July 7, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Events

    • Newton Farmers’ Market will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday at north and west sides of the Jasper County Courthouse in Newton. The Newton Farmers’ Market is ...
    July 7, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Butterfly count volunteers needed at Neal Smith NWR

    PRAIRIE CITY — Would you like to learn more about the beautiful butterflies found in Iowa this summer? Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge invites you ...
    July 7, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • O’Malley provides detailed solutions at Uncle Nancy’s

    “Is a dream a lie if it don’t come true, or is it something worse?”That’s the Bruce Springsteen quot ...
    July 6, 2015 - 12:30 pm
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