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  • St. Nick’s Christmas Club prepares for 30th year of serving Jasper County

    Santa would surely be impressed with the work of St. Nick’s Christmas Club members who have worked for decades to make Christmas merry and bright for ...
    Nov. 23, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Snowball drop makes return to Country Christmas celebration

    COLFAX — Twinkle lights lit up the streets. Holiday music played in the distance. Armed with a steaming cup of hot chocolate, hundreds skipped down to ...
    Nov. 23, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Getting the most out of your Christmas tree

    The Christmas tree is one of the most recognizable symbols of the holiday season. Every year families bring a piece of the outdoor landscape into thei ...
    Nov. 23, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Holiday Happenings: A List of Fun for the Holiday Season

    The holidays are here and it is time to fill them with happiness and cheer. To help get into the holiday spirit this is a list of things to do in Jasp ...
    Nov. 23, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • 4-H Festival of Trees begins Friday

    The 4-H Clubs of Jasper County will be hosting a “Festival of Trees” on the first and second floors of the Jasper County Courthouse on Friday followin ...
    Nov. 23, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • ‘A High Country Christmas’ at Newton Community Theatre

    Newton Community Theatre presents “A High Country Christmas” by Robert Inman and directed by Pam Ratliff and Mary Thompson.
    Nov. 23, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Red Kettle Campaign commences in Jasper County

    As community members look for ways to give back this holiday season, The Salvation Army is a great place to start. Ringing bells outside of local groc ...
    Nov. 23, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Robyn Taylor gives hope to those who have none

    It was spring 2013 when Robyn Taylor took a phone call from her friend Marilyn Terlouw that would completely alter her perspective of her hometown. Te ...
    Nov. 22, 2017 - 11:03 am
  • Mental illness creates barrier for Newton’s homeless

    Kelly Zach, a case manager at The Salvation Army, is often one of the first who meets the homeless in Newton. In early November, she assisted three ne ...
    Nov. 22, 2017 - 11:16 am
  • The Salvation Army is a safe harbor for homeless

    The Jasper County Salvation Army is oftentimes the first location people in need and the homeless go to in the community. The staff at The Salvation A ...
    Nov. 22, 2017 - 11:22 am
  • Local man battles drug addiction, homelessness

    Tonight, Penny won’t have to worry about her son Jason, she knows he’s safe. Inmate number 6622743, ...
    Nov. 22, 2017 - 11:10 am
  • Housing struggles dominate those in need

    In the blink of an eye — that’s how quick a person can find themselves moved from a comfortable housing situation to the streets in search of a roof t ...
    Nov. 22, 2017 - 11:27 am
  • ‘Being homeless is not a crime’

    Being homeless is not a crime.But in small towns with few resources and facilities, law enforcement ...
    Nov. 22, 2017 - 11:29 am
  • Get Involved Locally

    Friends in HopeFounded by Robyn Taylor and Marilyn Turlouw Friends in Hope is focused on providing n ...
    Nov. 22, 2017 - 10:59 am
  • Help for the Homeless

    The Salvation Army 301 N. Second Ave. E.Newton, IA641-792-6131In addition to its food pantry and bre ...
    Nov. 22, 2017 - 11:00 am