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  • September auction set for Newton Manufacturing building

    The former Newton Manufacturing Building is going up for auction in September. Hilco Real Estate Agency announced Thursday the building, located at 12 ...
    July 27, 2017 - 10:27 am
  • Asbestos issue worries parents at Berg MS

    Berg Middle School parents remain concerned about asbestos issues in the existing building and are concerned that Newton Community School District adm ...
    July 27, 2017 - 10:20 am
  • A wish come true

    Isabelle Gonzales is getting ready to go on her first airplane ride, bask in the west coast sun and spend five days seeing the sites in Southern Calif ...
    July 27, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • Fair Finale

    COLFAX — For Macy Leonard, earning the right to compete in the Jasper County Fair’s Supreme Showmanship event was an achievement, but winning was sent ...
    July 27, 2017 - 11:07 am
  • Student athletes learn to be leaders

    For Miranda Ervin, being a leader means being dependable. Ervin, a senior at Newton High School, was one of several student athletes at Newton that to ...
    July 27, 2017 - 10:25 am
  • Kellogg VBS collects donations for JCARL

    The Vacation Bible School at the Kellogg United Methodist Church decided to do a mission and have the kids bring in donations for Jasper County Animal ...
    July 27, 2017 - 11:08 am
  • FSA county committee nominations ends Aug. 1

    The nomination period for local Farm Service Agency county committees began June 15. For 2017 COC Election, LAA 1 will be up for election. Members fro ...
    July 27, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Grand Funk Railroad ready to rock Iowa Speedway Friday

    Turn on any classic rock station and the music of Grand Funk Railroad will rock the radio, something the group’s songs have been doing for more than 4 ...
    July 27, 2017 - 10:13 am
  • NASCAR Xfinity Series Hauler Parade is Thursday

    The annual NASCAR Xfinity Series Hauler parade has become a fan-favorite tradition to kickoff the final race weekend for Iowa Speedway each season. Th ...
    July 26, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Progress made in clock tower restoration

    Efforts to restore the clock tower in the Jasper County Courthouse took a step forward with a $44,500 grant awarded to the project by the State Histor ...
    July 26, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • Salvation Army welcomes new leadership

    The Jasper County Salvation Army will see new leadership following a change in officers’ appointments last month.
    July 26, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • Blessing box helps those in need

    When Meredith and Jim Tracy first started the blessing box, they wanted to provide another option for needy residents. After Meredith Tracy read in th ...
    July 26, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • ‘Hands-On’ event features NASCAR’s Joey Gase at NFD

    Iowa Donor Network and Newton Fire Department are teaming up to promote organ donation with a “hands-on” event on Thursday. Gase, a Cedar Rapids nativ ...
    July 26, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • Skiff’s emergency department receives top award

    Skiff Medical Center has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care by the Women’s Choice Awards. The award recognizes excellence i ...
    July 26, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • Blue Ribbon Foundation releases history book

    Local author and historian Bill Friedricks, along with Peter Cownie and the Blue Ribbon Foundation, has brought the community a telling book capturing ...
    July 26, 2017 - 10:10 am