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  • Skiff to begin consolidation talks with Mercy

    Skiff Medical Center announced it plans to enter into 120 days of exclusive talks with Mercy Health Network to consider an expansion into Jasper Count ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • Braley speaks to supporters Thursday

    U.S. Congressman Bruce Braley made a campaign stop Thursday at the Democratic Headquarters in Newton. Braley, along with State Rep. Dan Kelley and sta ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:58 am
  • SAMs program shows early success in two Newton schools

    During its summer sessions, a few members of the Newton Community School Board of Education expressed their reservations about implementing the school ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • YMCA hosts autograph auction Saturday

    What do Betty White, John Glenn, Brett Farve, Ian McKellen and Fred Hoiberg all have in common? They’ve all signed a piece of memorabilia that will be ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:09 pm
  • Newton Career Academy students compete in auto skills contest

    Twelve Newton Des Moines Area Community College Career Academy students competed in the 23rd annual DMACC/Iowa Automobile Dealers Association Automoti ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • Four new properties up for the D&D program

    Four more properties are on the agenda to be purchased or obtained by the city through the D&D program at the city council meeting Monday. Properties ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Newton Main Street Partnership adopts the Newton community brand

    Last week, the Newton Main Street Partnership voted to adopt a “Get to Know Newton” organizational brand. This brand adoption follows the recent ‘Get ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Events

    • Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Backyard Flavors to offer salsa samples at local food festival Sunday

    Imagine an amazing salsa, one which every jar tastes fresh, like the vegetables were just picked, full of flavors straight from the garden in the back ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Library to host rural schools book authors

    Wilbor or Freegal asking you for a PIN?Logging into Wilbor, Freegal and our library will now require ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Skiff Medical Center in talks to consolidate with Mercy

    Skiff Medical Center announced it will enter exclusive talks with Mercy Health Network to consider an expansion into Jasper County with a potential co ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 5:14 pm
  • Rockin' Johnny to perform Sunday

    Back by popular demand, Rockin’ Johnny, Johnny Burgin, is set to perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Speakeasy in Newton. This is the second trip t ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:58 am
  • Branstad makes campaign stop in Newton

    Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds along with several fellow Republican candidates made a stop Wednesday at Moo’s BBQ in Newton.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Newton selected for Veteran-Civilian dialogue project

    Newton was selected as an upcoming site for a Veteran-Civilian Dialogue project through Intersections International based in New York.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • The light beyond the storm

    After being found guilty of murdering his former high school football coach, Mark Becker has had a number of labels placed upon him by the public. How ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:16 pm
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