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  • Baxter voters pass PPEL by large margin

    BAXTER — Baxter Community School District voters have renewed the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy for another five years, according to election resu ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Colfax-Mingo voters nominate Van Dyke to school board

    COLFAX — In a special election Tuesday, Colfax-Mingo Community School District voters chose Doug Van Dyke of rural Mingo, to fill a school board vacan ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Annual craft show returns to Des Moines Sept. 23-25

    The 14th Annual Arts & Crafts Show will be on Sept. 23-25 at the Varied Industries Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 10:43 am
  • Authorities seek whereabouts of man

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to check the welfare of local Newton man.  The man is ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Unwind At Five kicks off Friday in Newton

    A group of Newton-based organizations is launching a new effort for locals to relax, socialize and network in the downtown area.
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 6:19 pm
  • Brand inducted into 4-H Hall of Fame

    When Ladonna Brand Van Zee was a young girl growing up on the family farm near Sully, animals and crops weren’t simply things seen by the side of the ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • NCSD board hears more about Berg bell problems

    On the eve of one of the largest bond elections in the history of the Newton Community School District, the NCSD Board of Education heard about some i ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 12:17 pm
  • Truck strikes duplex

    The Newton police and fire departments responded to an accident at about 9:55 a.m. Monday in which a late-model pickup truck apparently left the roadw ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Reading The Word

    Rita Baker was one of last weekend’s Jasper County participants in the 99 County Bible Reading Marathon. The project, put together by Christian groups ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Trial set in Newton sex abuse case

    A district court judge on Monday confirmed an Oct. 12 trial date for a Newton man charged with six counts of third-degree sexual abuse.
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • Bicycle collides with car

    A bicyclist collided with a vehicle on First Avenue East and was taken to Skiff Medical Center Monday evening, according to the Newton Police Departme ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 11:36 am
  • Crops still a few weeks away from harvest

    DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey Monday commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultur ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 10:24 am
  • Library closed Wednesday

    The Newton Public Library will be closed all day Wednesday for facility maintenance. Any materials d ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • Cover crop webinar to focus on soil health, nitrate retention

    AMES — As fall cover crops go into the ground, many farmers have questions about how to best manage cover crops and achieve benefits such as soil heal ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • One killed in two-vehicle accident Monday near Prairie City

    PRAIRIE CITY — An 83-year-old Hutchinson, Kan., woman sustained fatal injuries Monday night in a two vehicle accident southeast of Prairie City.
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 5:30 pm