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  • Kelley: Work together to build a strong middle class

    DES MOINES — The 2015 Iowa Legislature opened Monday and State Rep. Dan Kelley (D-Newton) was officially sworn into office to the Iowa House of Repres ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Farm business workshop set for Jan. 22

    The Jasper County Farm Bureau and the Jasper County Iowa State University Extension Office are presenting a free succession planning workshop on Jan. ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:41 am
  • Blood drive in Sully

    The Lynnville-Sully Community Blood Drive will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 26 at Sully Community Center, 324 Sixth Ave. Schedule you appointment at lifes ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • Report cards issued

    Second term report cards were issued to Newton Senior High School students Monday. ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • TeeParties grows from home-based business to downtown presence

    COLFAX — On a long folding banquet table in the back hallway of the TeeParties’ main office on East Howard Street in downtown Colfax, co-owner Tammi S ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Environmental groups file complaint over contrary pipeline information

    DES MOINES — A 13-member environmental coalition — led by the Iowa Chapter of Sierra Club — filed a complaint Wednesday with the Iowa Utilities Board ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Wayfinding signs popping up in Newton

    As part of Newton’s comprehensive plan, wayfinding signs have began popping up across the community in the past month. The signs, designed to have sty ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • October fundraiser was for Rock Hall of Fame and more

    Ritchie Valens. Buddy Holly. Brenda Lee. Elvin Bishop. All of them have been inducted into the Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Sun dogs over Newton

    These sun dogs were spotted early Friday morning above Newton businesses along First Avenue West. Sun dogs are an atmospheric phenomenon that consists ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Gammon named Vernon development manager

    The Vernon Company announced Mark Gammon, CAS, has been promoted to the position of Business Development Manager. Since joining the Company in 2008, G ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Vote on Emerson Hough among action items for NCSD board

    When the Newton Community School District board voted to close Emerson Hough Elementary on March 22, 2010, there were tears.
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • OPEN celebrates sister cities

    January is Sister City Month for OPEN, Newton’s sister city group. Sister cities are Smila, Ukraine and WuChi, Taiwan.  Pictured are GiGi Chen from Ta ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Board of health holds organizational meeting

    Mike Balmer was present as the newest member of the Jasper County Board of Health at its Thursday meeting. This is his first time on the board, after ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Frozen — In full costume

    It's not every day that school personnel get to put on a large carrot-type nose for an event. That's ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Loebsack sworn in for fifth term

    Congressman Dave Loebsack was sworn in today for his fifth term in the House of Representatives by Speaker John Boehner. As the new congress convenes, ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:06 am
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