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  • NPD to host Coffee with a Cop May 9

    On May 9, officers from Newton Police Department and community members will come together in an informal setting to discuss community issues, build re ...
    April 23, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • Langmaid named to ‘100 Great Iowa Nurses’

    Skiff Medical Center is proud to announce that operating room nurse Genevieve Langmaid was recently named to the list of 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 201 ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Wittemberg Cemetery clean-up day

    A clean-up day will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Wittemberg Cemetery. Work is usually completed by noon. Volunteers are welcome and should bring gl ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Seed available for wildlife food plots

    Planting food plots is a great way to improve wildlife habitat and diversity. Food plots provide nutrition for wildlife, especially in adverse winter ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Events

    • Babysitting Class will meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Jasper County Extension Office, in Newton. Youth attending must be in fifth, sixth, seventh or ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Newton Chamber supports postcard project

    The Newton Chamber is going to offer the Newton Postcard Project concept to its entire membership Thursday through Saturday.
    April 23, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Red Cross launches powerful new emergency app

    The American Red Cross announces the release of its new Emergency App, which gives people instant access to weather alerts, life saving information an ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • 2015 Moose International R. Robert Dale Scholarship winners announced

    Mitchell Wayne Coady is a recipient of a 2015 Moose International R. Robert Dale Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Coady will be graduating from Ne ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Council OK’s $1M for First Avenue, corridor revitalization

    The City of Newton will take a more aggressive approach to revitalizing First Avenue and other corridors following an acquisition and demolition measu ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Local legislators fight to get their bills passed as session wanes

    DES MOINES — While education funding is still center-stage as the Iowa Legislature debates, some local lawmakers have been able to make some headway r ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Headin’ Home extends Colfax FBC message through music

    COLFAX — A trailer imprinted with two H’s flanking a cross sat parked outside the Colfax First Baptist Church Sunday afternoon, hitched to a full-size ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Students, volunteers prepare for Red Pride Service Day

    Each year, as many notice, Newton High School students take an afternoon to participate in a variety ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Supervisors sound off on legislator’s remarks

    Remarks made by Rep. Dan Kelley (D-Newton) came under attack Tuesday by one governing body that will oversee money from the recent gas tax increase.
    April 22, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Skiff Gala fundraiser raises nearly $50K

    Skiff Medical Center now has $47,675 for the purchase of vital surgical equipment, thanks to the significant success of the third annual Skiff Gala fu ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • St. Luke UMC to host A.D. series Sunday sermons

    St. Luke United Methodist Church will a special A.D. sermon series from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Sundays now until June 21 at the church, 501 E. 19th St. N. in ...
    April 22, 2015 - 3:25 pm
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    Reader Poll

    Did the Newton City Council make the right decision in allocating $1 million toward acquisitions and demolitions of commercial buildings on First Avenue and the interchange corridors?