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  • Colfax celebrates annual Country Christmas

    COLFAX — Despite drizzle being a prelude to the soon-to-be first snowfall Saturday evening, Colfax residents still showed their holiday cheer by visit ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • First snowfall covers Jasper County

    Just enough snow gracefully began to fall Saturday evening and well into the early morning hours Sunday to cover the grass in most yards in Baxter. A ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:58 am
  • Newton Schools to test alert system Tuesday

    Newton Community School District Superintendent Bob Callaghan announced Sunday the district will perform a test of its weather alert system on Tuesday ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Abundance of decorations at Kellogg Down Home Christmas

    The Kellogg Historical Society and local clubs worked since October to fill many levels of the downtown buildings with unique seasonal decorations in ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 12:01 pm
  • Maytag cleared to sell cheese

    The good news for Maytag Dairy Farms is the company’s fall catalog has been released and the dairy has resumed selling products with its label after a ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • Schools continue to work with transgender bathroom issues

    A letter sent out recently by a religious organization addresses an issue that some feel might already have been addressed politically and by school o ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:24 am
  • Monroe admin to leave for City of Nevada

    MONROE — Matt Mardesen, Monroe city administrator, has been offered a job in the same capacity with the City of Nevada and will formally submit his re ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ opens Friday at Newton Community Theatre

    The Newton Community Theatre will be opening its production of “It’s A Wonderful Life” at 7:30 p.m. Friday under the direction of Sue Beukema and Pam ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • A well-run government priority for city

    In order to properly manage the first three purposes in the proposed action plan the city will continue working to lead with effective, efficient gove ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • Club helps raise homeless awareness

    An event that took place this fall allowed a Newton High School civic organization to contribute to a cause that doesn’t get much attention in rural I ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:25 am
  • 'Join the Movement' donation

    Representatives from Kinetic Edge presented a check to the Friends of Newton Parks. The donation was made as part of the “Join the Movement” program. ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • City Council to talk animal control

    The Newton City City Council will look to further address animal control at its meeting on Monday. This time around the council ordinance will look in ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Newton library to support JCARL, offers special programs

    JCARL Donation DriveThe Newton Public Library is collecting supplies for the Jasper County Animal Re ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Bond, planning moving forward for Berg rebuild

    The sale of $10 million in bonds at Monday’s Newton Community School District Board of Education meeting was one of the most visible recent developmen ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:52 am
  • Economic development major focus for city

    A major focus of the city in recent years has been economic development and growing the housing market, and efforts in those areas are continuing into ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:54 am