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  • First Avenue roadwork open house Tuesday

    The public will have the opportunity to voice their opinions on a recent proposal from the Newton Public Works department to change First Avenue East ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • ‘More walking, less squawking’

    Bhaktimarga Swami, also known as “The Walking Monk,” made his way through Newton on Thursday as he continues his project to walk coast to coast across ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • Reading program starting final summer in Newton

    A highly praised summer youth literacy skills program is about to begin its final summer in Newton.T ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:41 am
  • Grand Finale: Supreme Showmanship tops off exhibiting at 2016 JC Fair

    COLFAX — Jenna Smith has been showing swine and beef cattle since joining the Sherman Sunbeams 4-H Club in elementary school.
    July 22, 2016 - 11:31 am
  • NCSD board to discuss bond

    One of the many pluses for the Newton Community School District in re-opening Emerson Hough as an everyday elementary school this year will be outfitt ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • Loras College names dean’s list students

    DUBUQUE — Loras College has announced the names of students who achieved dean’s list status for the 2016 spring semester. A student must earn a 3.5 gr ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Kirkwood announces dean’s list honors

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Kirkwood Community College has released its dean’s list for the spring 2016 semester. These students have achieved a 3.3 grade point av ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Loebsack discusses new child mental health bill

    Thursday afternoon’s roundtable discussion at the Newton Arboretum didn’t last long, but it touched on a powerful and specific subject.
    July 22, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • Local students named to dean’s list at Drake University

    DES MOINES — The following local students were named to the dean’s list at Drake University. This academic honor is achieved by earning a grade point ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Local students receive BVU degrees

    STORM LAKE — In May 2016, the following area students graduated from Buena Vista University: Teresa ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:59 am
  • Iowa Dept. of Ed announces free, reduced price meal policy

    The Iowa Department of Education, Bureau of Nutrition and Health Services, announced this month its policy for free and reduced price meals for childr ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • Iowa Youth Chorus offers choir camp at library

    Iowa Youth Chorus, in cooperation with the Newton Public Library, is offering a children’s choir camp the week of July 25.
    July 22, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Get helpful hints to use your smartphones at NPL

    Summer Reading for AdultsThe Newton Public Library’s Summer Reading program has been a longtime favo ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Quarry Springs grand opening includes fishing derby, nature hike

    COLFAX — The grand opening of Quarry Springs Park, scheduled for Saturday, will give visitors a full experience of what the newly opened park currentl ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Veterans presented with quilts

    Since 2003, a growing program designed to acknowledge and thank veterans for their service has allowed two Newton-area men to receive something that w ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:34 am