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  • Former Newton resident releases children’s book

    Former Newton resident Pam Schwartz Iano will participate in a book signing for her new children’s book “Harry Gets A Haircut.” The event is at Beaver ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • Four years into its 1:1 initiative, Newton Schools face a tough choice

    Chromebooks or iPads — that’s the three-word question that will be discussed often among the Newton Community School District in the months ahead.
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 11:52 am
  • Jasper County Conservation Fall Fest back for second year

    Many activities, including the return of the chili cook-off, are planned for the second annual Jasper County Conservation Fall Festival.
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 11:52 am
  • Jasper County to launch new website

    The Jasper County website is going to get a new, more user-friendly look.The Jasper County Board of ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 11:54 am
  • Monroe Methodist church to host fall bazaar

    The Monroe United Methodist Church will hold its annual Fall Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in fellowship hall.
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • St. Stephen’s to host annual Blessing of the Animals Sunday

    St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church is inviting all furry, or maybe not-so-furry, friends to the annual Blessing of the Animals. The event will take place ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Inspections moving forward at former Hotel Maytag

    Since purchasing the former Hotel Maytag building three weeks ago, the city of Newton has been hard at work getting it ready for redevelopment.
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 11:55 am
  • UCC hosts Pilgrim sandwiches fundraiser

    Congregational UCC will celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving season with the sale of Pilgrim sandwiches on Oct. 15. Proceeds of the sale will be used t ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 11:41 am
  • Holy Trinity to host Luke, reform study groups

    Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will offer study opportunities for adults during October at the church, 1409 S. Eighth Ave. E. in Newton.
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Sunday Science Program for kids at NSNWR

    Children ages 6-10 are invited to bring their favorite adult and join a refuge naturalist to become a scientist for a day from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 9 a ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • United Way of Jasper County Letter of Intent forms available

    Letter of Intent forms for United Way of Jasper County grant funding are now available for the 2017-18 funding cycle (April 1, 2017-March 31, 2018) fo ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program application available

    Applications will be taken starting Tuesday for households with elderly/disabled members (applications for other households will be taken starting Nov ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Back by popular demand: ‘The Naked Magicians’ return to DM

    DES MOINES — Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that tickets for the return engagement of “The Naked Magicians” (previously called “The ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • CNN anchor Anderson Cooper comes to Des Moines Civic Center

    DES MOINES — Anderson Cooper, one of the most respected names in news and fascinating personalities on the planet comes to the Des Moines Civic Center ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 10:41 am
  • A Passion for Fashion

    Sewing is making a comeback thanks to pattern designers and sewists. Now, you can learn from one of the best — Joi Mahon, an experienced and award-win ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 10:41 am