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  • HIRTA public transit offers HIRTA NOW service in Newton

    HIRTA Public Transit is excited to announce we have launched our HIRTA NOW service in the City of Newton.
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 10:25 am
  • Newton graduate voted into honor society

    Allen Cook Barr, a 2010 Newton High School graduate, has been voted membership into the honor society Order of the Coifby the faculty of the Universit ...
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 12:44 pm
  • Photos: 25th annual Bowlful of Blues draws hundreds

    Sunday, hundreds of people filled the Fred Maytag Bowl at Maytag Park to rock out to some smooth jams, enjoy some good food and share their love for t ...
    Sept. 5, 2017 - 1:33 pm
  • 'They won it for Ty'

    COLFAX — Saturday afternoon, 10-year-old Tate Carlson sat on one of the gate panels of the bull riding arena at the Jasper County Fairgrounds.
    Sept. 5, 2017 - 11:04 am
  • Hundreds boogie at Maytag Park for 25th annual Bowlful of Blues

    From tales of ex-lovers to stories about a hard days work, many argue that blues is the most raw form of music in history.
    Sept. 5, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Meet the school board candidate: Q&A with Cody Muhs

    Editor’s Note: On Sept. 12 Newton voters will have an opportunity to go to the polls to elect new candidates to the Newton Community School District B ...
    Sept. 5, 2017 - 11:16 am
  • Nature’s Notebook — an opportunity for volunteers to participate

    Observing nature is fun. It can also serve a greater purpose. Nature’s Notebook is a national, online program where amateur and professional naturalis ...
    Sept. 5, 2017 - 11:17 am
  • NFD adding amenities to fire house

    When requests of a sauna and massage chairs come up for city purchases, it is not surprising that questions follow. Newton Fire Chief Jarrod Wellik ex ...
    Sept. 5, 2017 - 11:17 am
  • Jasper County dog owner disputes hefty vet bill

    KELLOGG — Jewel might be back home again, but she brought a stack of bills with her. A Jasper County woman is concerned after her dog was picked up by ...
    Sept. 1, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • Hardee’s announces opening date in Newton

    A new sign popping up at the future Hardee’s location signals when the fast food restaurant will be open for business. A late spring 2018 opening date ...
    Sept. 1, 2017 - 10:20 am
  • Hot Dog! Thanks with Franks returns next week

    Those funky hot dog concoctions are back next week during the 13th annual Thanks with Franks event where local businesses invite the public to be fran ...
    Sept. 1, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • Police obtain pound of meth, $16K in high-speed chase

    PRAIRIE CITY — Prairie City Police confiscated more than a pound of methamphetamine and approximately $16,000 in cash from a vehicle involved in a hig ...
    Sept. 1, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • City of Newton offices closed Monday

    The City of Newton offices will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. This includes city hall ...
    Sept. 1, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • Fairmeadows North, Hotel Maytag top city council agenda

    Several high-profile projects currently underway will be up for discussion at Tuesday’s city council meeting. Awarding the contract for the Fairmeadow ...
    Sept. 1, 2017 - 2:54 pm
  • Q&A: Explaining Jasper County Parents as Teachers

    Jasper County Parents as Teachers (PAT) is experiencing numerous changes in the near future. Below are some of the changes and why they are happening.
    Sept. 1, 2017 - 9:51 am