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  • The Way to carol at Heritage Manor

    Members of The Way will be Christmas Caroling at 2 p.m. Sunday at Heritage Manor, 1743 S. Eighth Ave. E. in Newton.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Call for entries

    Calling all student artists and nature enthusiasts. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now accepting entries for the 2015 Iowa Federal Junior Duck ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Kellogg UMC hosts supper, pageant Saturday

    The Kellogg United Methodist Church will host a free sharing supper and Christmas pageant at 6 p.m. Saturday in the church fellowship hall, 417 Second ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • City annouces holiday hours

    The following Newton businesses will be closed Dec. 25-26 and Jan. 1 due to the Christmas and New Year’s holiday: city hall, fire business office, par ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • REG Newton unveils $13.2 million upgrade

    Renewable Energy Group (REG) Newton unveiled its $13.2 million, 30 million gallon nameplate biorefinery upgrade Monday.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • City Council makes no move on the Bergman House

    The August Bergman House was heavily discussed at the Newton City Council meeting Monday. Both positives and negatives of the city stepping in and pur ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Knitting for those in need

    Members of Sacred Heart Church’s prayer shawl ministry gather around the Giving Tree located inside Skiff Medical Center. The group knitted hats and s ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • 4-H catches up on awards, officer training

    Members of the Jasper County 4-H club were recently honored for their work with one project, while some of the students learned valuable skills during ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • School admins react to change in start date

    While Friday’s Iowa Department of Education announcement didn’t exactly prohibit schools starting before Sept. 1, it certainly sent a message that was ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • FUMC donates to Salvation Army

    Ron Ehresman of the First United Methodist Church Men recently presented a check to Major Mikey Carter of the Salvation Army.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Rep. Kelley appointed to key leadership role in Iowa House

    DES MOINES — House Democratic Leader Mark Smith, D-Marshalltown, appointed State Rep. Dan Kelley, D-Newton, as the Ranking Member on the House Adminis ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • ISU Extension hosts three reshow opportunities

    The Iowa State University Extension of Jasper County will host three commercial events Thursday and Friday at DMACC Newton Campus, 550 N. Second Ave. ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • SHIIP volunteers see 675 clients during open enrollment at Skiff

    More people than ever before took advantage this year of the Senior Health Insurance Information Program open enrollment in Jasper County, with nearly ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • 'All aboard!' Cardinal Express brings cookies, crafts, movie to children

    “Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.”T ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • ‘Shop with a Cop’ event helps teach about giving

    Colby Vigil and Kyle Wertz looked a little confused while picking out pink nail polish. Alissa Simmons looked curiously at all the different “Ninja Tu ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 12:17 pm
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