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  • About $85,000 worth of Berg fixes approved

    Much discussion has taken place among Newton Community School District’s Board of Education members within the past few years about maintenance and eq ...
    May 25, 2016 - 11:48 am
  • St. Stephen’s Episcopal grows for community with new garden

    St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church is working to feed the flock by starting a community garden during the growing season. The church is taking two routes ...
    May 25, 2016 - 11:58 am
  • Governor signs biofuel bill in Newton

    Continuing with other recent efforts to show his commitment to renewable energy, Gov. Terry Branstad signed a bill Tuesday that pleases many in the bi ...
    May 25, 2016 - 11:52 am
  • Clever, RAYGUN-esque T-shirts celebrate Newton

    When Newton Fest organizers took pen to paper to come up with witty slogans about Newton the list kept growing and the laughs kept rolling.
    May 25, 2016 - 11:55 am
  • First to complete 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

    Mia Parsons has completed the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program and is the Newton Public Library’s first finisher. She received a Dr. Seuss canv ...
    May 25, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • Two Newton schools contribute to JCARL

    Two Newton elementary school classes were the top collectors in a recently completed cat food can drive for the Jasper County Animal Rescue League.
    May 25, 2016 - 12:03 pm
  • Supervisors award loan to provide demolition funds

    A loan agreement to provide funds for the demolition of the former Jasper County Care Facility was awarded to Community State Bank on Tuesday. The Jas ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:04 pm
  • Camping season is underway, holiday reservation going fast

    Many Iowa campers have already taken advantage of this spring’s beautiful camping weather, and many more will join them at the end of the week.
    May 25, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Hometown Rewards Energy Fair Thursday

    “Simply Electrifying,” a Science Center of Iowa show, is headlining the Hometown Rewards Energy Fair on Thursday.
    May 25, 2016 - 12:05 pm
  • Scared Heart to host Vacation Bible School

    Sacred Heart Catholic Church will host its annual Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon June 13-17 at the church, 1115 S. Eighth Ave. E. in Newton ...
    May 25, 2016 - 11:29 am
  • Foursquare Church to host Sounds of Inspiration quartet

    Newton Foursquare Church will host Sounds of Inspiration quartet southern Gospel music group at 9:45 a.m. Sunday at the church, 1510 S. Eighth Ave. E.
    May 25, 2016 - 11:29 am
  • Class of 1971 to meet Thursday

    The Newton High School Class of 1971 45th reunion committee will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Okoboji Bar & Grill in Newton. Final decisions will be ...
    May 25, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Community Calendar

    • Tip Night will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Pizza Ranch in Newton. Donations will go toward Jasper County Rescue League.
    May 25, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • NPD investigates attempted armed robbery

    Newton Police are investigating a Tuesday night attempted armed robbery at a Newton hotel. Police w ...
    May 25, 2016 - 11:53 am
  • NCSD board approves 3.25 increase for teachers

    Newton teachers will be getting a 3.25 percent raise for 2016-17.The Newton Community School Distric ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:15 am