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  • FFA members compete in state fair Beef Championship

    DES MOINES — FFA exhibitors competed in the Performance Beef Show judged Wednesday prior to the start of the 2015 Iowa State Fair. Entries were open t ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Newton woman enters Hooked Rugs division

    DES MOINES — Joanne Thomason, of Newton, received third place in small pieces and fourth in originals or adaptations categories in the Hooked Rugs div ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Colfax woman wins category in Fabric and Threads contest

    DES MOINES — Janice Blubaugh, of Colfax, received first place in the needlepoint item — no plastic canvas category in the Senior Citizens division of ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Area girl wins ribbon at Iowa State Fair Fabric and Threads contest

    DES MOINES — Charlotte Bowden, of Monroe, received third place in the other needlework — crocheted article category. Young sewers from all around Iowa ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Local woman places in weaving competition

    DES MOINES — Janice Blubaugh, of Colfax, finished fourth in the afghan category of the Weaving division of the Fabric and Threads contest held prior t ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Prairie City baker places in mulitple competitions at the state fair

    DES MOINES — Amber Wagner, of Prairie City, claimed third place in the frosted cut out cookies class in the Nan’s Nummiest Cookies competition, judged ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Prairie City seamstress wins category in Counted Threads contest

    DES MOINES — Marilyn Samson, of Prairie City, scored a first place finish in the Swedish weaving category in the Counted Thread Techniques contest jud ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Newton PD asking for help in locating robbery suspect

    An early morning robbery has the Newton Police Department asking for the public's help in finding the suspect. 
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • A fair day for an outing

    Saturday was quite a warm day, but as it was the first of the two Iowa State Fair weekends, Jasper County residents were not going to let the hot sun ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Baxter truck driver involved in fatal accident near Belle Plaine

    BELLE PLAINE — A fatal car accident Friday afternoon involving a Baxter semi truck driver, which killed four people, is still under investigation Mond ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Newton’s Carkhuff to compete in Ironman Triathlon

    When first hearing of an Ironman triathlon, Scott Carkhuff thought there was no possibility it could ever be something in which he’d complete. The Iro ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Loebsack headlining inaugural ‘Pinot & Politics’

    The Young Professionals of Jasper County is inviting community members to pour a glass of wine and talk politics at Tuesday’s premiere “Pinot & Politi ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Royal Plumbing receives Prairie Days recognition

    Royal Plumbing offers the highest quality walk-in tubs, walk-in showers, and tub inserts in the industry. Our products are non-porous and easy to cle ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Little Free Library installed at Maytag Park

    Newton's Little Free Library is now installed near the playground area at Maytag Park. The library, is stocked by the Newton Public Library and was ma ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Drip, Drip, Splash!

    Kids traveled to a different parks everyday to play fun, new games with the final day taking place Maytag Park
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 12:06 pm
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