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  • SKiff Gala 2016

    The annual Skiff Gala took place Saturday Night at the DMACC Newton Campus. Deserts, prize packages and unique items were auctioned to raise money for ...
    May 2, 2016 - 4:11 pm
  • Newton Police Department to upgrade police radios

    The Newton Police Department will soon be receiving new portable police radios. With help from a $24,500 grant awarded by the Jasper County E911 Board ...
    May 2, 2016 - 11:46 am
  • Good News Newton

    • Recent conferences from Des Moines were thrilled with DMACC conference room as to the ease of parking and the easy short distance it was to travel. 
    May 2, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Fair organizers collecting items for museum

    Jasper County Fair organizers are preparing a look back at the history and traditions of the fair in the County Fair Museum. This little corner of the ...
    May 2, 2016 - 11:46 am
  • Community Calendar

    • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton.
    May 2, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Area athletes run in Drake Relays

    DES MOINES — Leela Spencer put Newton’s sprint medley team’s performance at the 107th Drake Relays into perspective.
    May 2, 2016 - 11:54 am
  • Aurora Heights counselor and former raceway announcer dies

    When Aurora Heights Elementary School students were asked to write and/or draw something in remembrance of guidance counselor Tim Trier on Wednesday, ...
    April 29, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • Plant power: Project AWAKE to host annual plant sale May 6

    For those who enjoy the Newton Arboretum and Botanical Gardens can give back to the organization that manages and operates the grounds.
    April 29, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Fire department program provides hands-on experience

    Cragar Klingensmith had one minute to put on all of his firefighting gear.From his turnout gear to h ...
    April 29, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • FSA moving local headquarters to new building

    The long vacant commercial building located south of Walmart is finally getting new occupants. Green ...
    April 29, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Demolition bids in for former Juice and Junk

    A contract awarding the demolition of the former Juice and Junk property and two additional projects will go before city council on Monday. A low bid ...
    April 29, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • Local resident graduates from Pacific University

    Curtis Greeley of Newton, has recently graduated from Pacific University in Oregon with a doctoral in optometry.
    April 29, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Newton FFA to host Spring Plant Sale

    The Newton FFA will be begin its spring plant sale Friday. Thousands of annual flowers, houseplants, hanging baskets and vegetables will be for sale. ...
    April 29, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Spring Wildflower Walk is Saturday morning

    The Woodland Jewels: Spring Wildflower Walk will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lake Red Rock, beginning at South Tailwater. Take a leisurely walk along ...
    April 29, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • C-M graduate honored as a ‘Hero of the Heartland’

    ALTOONA — Colfax-Mingo graduate Joe Hogan has turned his life around since his high school days and is now stamping his mark in Altoona for his charit ...
    April 29, 2016 - 11:40 am