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  • Public comment wanted on DM River plan update

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District is in the process of updating the Des Moines River Regulation Manual and is inviting public com ...
    March 21, 2017 - 10:36 am
  • Newton Community Theatre advances to regional competition

    The Newton Community Theatre competed in the Iowa Community Theatre Association state festival this past weekend in Marshalltown.
    March 21, 2017 - 11:07 am
  • Beef and noodle dinner is Saturday

    The Prairie City Church of the Brethren is hosting a Beef and homemade noodle dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
    March 21, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is next sensory friendly movie at Capitol II

    The Capitol II Theatre in Newton has planned its next Sensory Friendly Movie at 10:15 a.m. Saturday. The featured movie will be Disney’s “Beauty and t ...
    March 21, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Rotary recognizes February students

    Newton Rotary Club recognized Emily Mehmen and Justin Fischer as February Rotary Students of the Month. Both are seniors at Newton High School.
    March 21, 2017 - 10:42 am
  • Second half property taxes due March 31

    Jasper County Treasurer Doug Bishop would like to remind Jasper County residents that the second half property tax and mobile home taxes are due and n ...
    March 21, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Newton DMACC graduate speaks to DMACC Board of Directors

    Des Moines Area Community College Newton Campus Court Reporting graduate Rachel Ellefson, of Mason City, spoke to the DMACC Board of Directors during ...
    March 21, 2017 - 10:41 am
  • ADA improvements coming to Maytag, Woodland Parks

    In an effort to continue addressing the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the city has identified several areas for improvements.
    March 20, 2017 - 10:13 am
  • Lawmakers discuss voter ID, gun rights at final legislative coffee

    The Club Room of Newton’s Hy-Vee did not have many empty seats Saturday morning, as Democratic legislators took on questions from Jasper County reside ...
    March 20, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • YPJC to host ‘Hollywood Nights’ Re-Prom

    Grab your diamonds and bow tie and head to “Hollywood Nights” the theme for the third annual Re-Prom presented by Young Professionals of Jasper County ...
    March 20, 2017 - 10:12 am
  • Gov. Branstad visits Newton for Home Base Iowa announcement

    Gov. Terry Branstad stopped in Newton Friday morning to announce Jasper County's inclusion in Home Base Iowa, an initiative aimed at helping veterans ...
    March 20, 2017 - 10:10 am
  • City looking at east corridor for development

    A proposal to develop a master plan concept for the commercial land around the I-80 exit 168 corridor will go before city council on Monday. The counc ...
    March 17, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Signature events, media options focus of community marketing board

    Defining a target audience based on signature events and discussing media options were the two main topics the Community Marketing Board covered durin ...
    March 17, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • 61-year-old murder victim remembered as ‘neighborly’

    A homicide investigation into the death of a 61-year-old Newton man who was found inside his home nearly two weeks ago hasn’t cultivated any new leads ...
    March 17, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Newton Police Department issues fraud warning

    Across the nation, con artists are scamming grandparents out of thousands of dollars by posing as grandchildren in distress.
    March 17, 2017 - 10:25 am