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  • ‘Franks’ event draws 43 entries, hundreds of eaters to courthouse

    Cream cheese probably wouldn’t make it onto Family Feud if 100 people were surveyed about common hot-dog toppings.
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 2:13 pm
  • Hometown Pride program outlines Newton-specific goals

    If you’ve never been to Newton’s Thirty Acre Park, you probably know someone else who hasn’t been there, either.
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • NHS junior’s summer included unique ag camp, experience

    When Newton High School junior Emily Bollhoefer returned from the AgDiscovery program at Iowa State University this summer, she had been taught how to ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Construction begins on pocket park

    Construction has started on the pedestrian path and pocket park located north of the alley linking downtown with the Newton Public Library. Forms for ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • YMCA receives donation

    Pictured is Frank Buckley CEO of Newton YMCA (front left) receives a US Bank Foundation grant of $2,250 for the YMCA Youth Campaign from Don Poynter o ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Newton officer pleads not guilty in domestic abuse arrest

    A Newton Police officer remains on paid leave following a July 29 domestic assault arrest.Dustin S. ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Classic film coming to life on stage at Des Moines Performing Arts Center

    The classic quotes — “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” The dance moves. The music — “I had the time of my life.” The watermelons. The 1987 iconic coming ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Missing Colfax woman found in Missouri

    A 76-year-old Colfax woman has been found after a lengthy search reaching into bordering states. Karen Schlosser was found in Rockport, Mo. at 10:30 p ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 12:25 pm
  • Events

    • Live music will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at Rock Creek State Park in Kellogg. The featured band will be Lisa Blommers and Craig Schwartz, located next ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Historical Museum closed for holiday

    The Jasper County Historical Museum will be closed Monday for Labor Day. It will then be open daily through the end of September, when the season clos ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • September is library card sign-up month

    Throughout the course of September, the library will host a number of activities, including a book mark contest for all ages, prize drawings for new c ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Improvements to police memorial proposed

    Several items are proposed for purchase from the city’s ending fund balance including landscaping for the police memorial located outside of the polic ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Turnout typically low in school board elections

    When board of education seats or school-funding issues are the only items on an election ballot, voters don’t tend to come out in droves.
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • City’s Wellness Center in need of upgrades

    The Newton City Council will consider new flooring for the city’s Wellness Center after being approved by the City Council Finance Committee Wednesday ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Newton’s Valle Drive-In to be featured in historic Highway 6 documentary

    The experience of driving on a two-lane highway is much like traveling back in time, said filmmaker Kelly Rundle.
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:32 am
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