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  • Photos: Fourth of July festivities

    Hard Left Turn churns out hit after hit in their rock, country and blues sound as the featured entertainment at the Fourth of July celebration in Newt ...
    July 5, 2017 - 10:42 am
  • Atmosphere Vapors closes on town’s square

    A local E-cig shop on Newton’s square has closed its doors after opening in November.Atmosphere Vapo ...
    July 3, 2017 - 10:39 am
  • AAA: ‘Lowest gas prices since 2005’ during holiday weekend

    At the Love’s truck stop Friday off Iowa Speedway Drive, Mike Renzaglia and his partner stopped to fuel up en route to their home in Wisconsin.
    July 3, 2017 - 10:37 am
  • Firework injury suspected for 3-month-old kitten

    While fireworks are a fun way to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, if used improperly, they can also cause damage and hurt both people and animals ...
    July 3, 2017 - 10:38 am
  • Trump belittles wind energy, Iowa embraces it

    When President Donald Trump visited Iowa in June, he mocked wind energy during his campaign-like speech.
    July 3, 2017 - 10:38 am
  • No Farmers’ Market Tuesday

    Due to the Fourth of July Holiday, the Newton Main Street will not be hosting a Farmers’ Market this Tuesday. The Farmers’ Market will resume the foll ...
    July 3, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • DMACC’s spring semester graduation list

    More than 1,300 students graduated following the Spring Semester from Des Moines Area Community College’s (DMACC’s) Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton, Ur ...
    July 3, 2017 - 9:49 am
  • DMACC’s semester president’s list

    Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson recently released the names of students eligible for the president’s list. To be eligible, a st ...
    July 3, 2017 - 9:49 am
  • DMACC’s spring semester dean’s list

    Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson recently released the names of students eligible for the Spring Semester Dean’s List. To be eli ...
    July 3, 2017 - 9:49 am
  • Heisdorffer receives Kiwanis Scholarship

    Barb Carroll of the Newton Golden “K” Kiwanis presented a $750 Scholarship check to Logan Heisdorffer of the Newton High School.
    June 30, 2017 - 11:08 am
  • Free admission to Newton YMCA next week

    Jasper County residents can use the Newton YMCA free of charge from July 5 through July 9, as the facility celebrates the Fourth of July.
    June 30, 2017 - 11:02 am
  • Handicapped parking spaces being evaluated in downtown

    The number and location of downtown city handicapped parking spaces is currently under review by city council. Council passed the first reading of an ...
    June 30, 2017 - 11:08 am
  • Cardinal Ridge sale to go before city council

    The sale of the 13 lots known as Cardinal Ridge will go before the Newton City Council at its regular meeting on Monday. Ground Breaker Homes, LLC, of ...
    June 30, 2017 - 11:01 am
  • Shaw Media purchases Monroe Legacy

    Shaw Media, owner of the Newton Daily News, has purchased the Monroe Legacy from Kathleen and Al Darrach, both parties announced last week. The sale w ...
    July 3, 2017 - 2:17 pm
  • Inmate aids prison staffer after another inmate’s attack

    NEWTON (AP) — Authorities say an inmate helped a prison staffer after the staffer was assaulted by another inmate at the Iowa prison in Newton.
    June 30, 2017 - 11:09 am