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  • Moo’s BBQ closing downtown location

    Two and a half years after opening Moo’s BBQ in downtown Newton, Jeremy and Nicole Biondi will be closing the West Second Street location. The move co ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Ring the bell — school’s back in

    Newton Community School District students began the 2016-17 school year Tuesday. Aurora Heights Elementary School students and their parents were most ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:24 am
  • Award-worthy whiskers

    Men from across the state entered their prized whiskers in the Beard Growing contest on Aug. 16 at the 2016 Iowa State Fair. Don Larkin, 55, of Newton ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • One last show

    When Austin Sneller talks about the logistics of raising pigs and the things he enjoys about bringing animals to the state fair and showing them, he h ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Bill Riley Talent Search

    Emma Noel, 10, of Reasnor, and Rylinn Peterson, 9, of Newton, perform a hip hop dance in the Bill Riley Talent Search at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 1 ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • Newton man sentenced to 10 years for sexual abuse

    After nearly two years of court appearances, a Newton man, charged with sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl who became pregnant, pleaded guilty to sex ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:31 am
  • Mingo man sentenced to 20 years for abusing two children

    A Mingo man accused of inappropriately touching two children on multiple occasions between 2009 and 2015 has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Conover elected national Angus Association delegate

    Brice Conover, of Baxter, has been elected as a delegate to the 133rd Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, Nov. 7 at the Indiana ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • Community Calendar

    • Newton Farmers’ Market will begin at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on the courthouse square in Newton. For more information, contact Graham Sullivan at the Newt ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • Newton man awarded in 2016 Iowa State Fair Mr. Legs competition

    DES MOINES — Nick Wolfe, of Ankeny, was awarded the Overall Champion title in the Mr. Legs contest held Saturday on the Bud Light Stage at the 2015 Io ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Newton, Mingo men receive ribbons for Iowa State Fair piano performance

    DES MOINES — Iowans tickled the ivories in the Piano Playing competition held Monday at the 2016 Iowa State Fair.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Newton woman places in Toys and Dolls competition at Iowa State Fair

    DES MOINES — Debra Johnston, of Newton, received third place for her entry in the Stuffed Jointed Bear category in the Toys and Dolls division of the ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Newton baker wins state fair Keebler Pie Crust crown

    Phyllis Olson of Newton won first place and a $200 gift card in the Best Pie Made with Keebler Pie Crust competition judged Aug. 20 at the 2016 Iowa S ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Monroe girl crowned Iowa State Fair Junior Cowgirl Queen

    DES MOINES — Alexus Coleman, of Monroe, earned the title of Junior Cowgirl Queen at the 2016 Iowa State Fair. Maggie Holzworth, of West Des Moines, wa ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Entering its 10th decade

    When the break of day illuminates Emerson Hough Elementary School on Tuesday morning, it will signify more than simply the first day of the school yea ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 1:54 pm