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  • Newton Fourth of July activities

    The Newton Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Newton Fourth of July parade followed by family activities and food vendors Monday downtown Newton ...
    June 29, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Stout leaving Community Heights Alliance Church

    After 10 years in Newton, Cory Stout, senior pastor at Community Heights Alliance Church is moving on. Stout is taking a similar position at Lee’s Sum ...
    June 29, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • HIRTA growing, expanding in Jasper County

    Ridership continues to grow in Jasper County for the Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency.Operation ...
    June 29, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Assessment test scores a complex NCSD topic

    The replacement of the No Child Left Behind Act with the Every Student Succeeds Act is driving a few major changes in assessing reading skills in Iowa ...
    June 29, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • One Voice prayer gathering Tuesday

    United Presbyterian Church will host its monthly One Voice Community Prayer Gathering at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church, 209 N. Second Ave. E. in Newton ...
    June 29, 2016 - 10:35 am
  • Otley Reformed to host ice cream social

    Otley Reformed Church will host an Ice Cream Social from 5 to 8 p.m. July 13 at the church, 700 Johnston St. in Otley.
    June 29, 2016 - 10:36 am
  • The Way to host Celebration Sunday

    Newton Church of The Way will host a Celebration Sunday service at 10 a.m. July 10 at Aurora Heights Park in Newton.
    June 29, 2016 - 10:34 am
  • Community Calendar

    • Alcoholics Anonymous Beginner’s Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton.
    June 29, 2016 - 10:32 am
  • Caution advised as peak boating season approaches

    Heading toward the peak of Iowa’s boating season; boaters and other on the water recreationists are urged to observe safety first, on or near their fa ...
    June 29, 2016 - 10:32 am
  • Accura HealthCare purchases Careage of Newton, Heritage Manor

    Accura HealthCare President and CEO Ted LeNeave have announced the purchase of American Healthcare Associates which operates 11 skilled nursing and re ...
    June 29, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Local Medicaid fraud trial postponed

    A Newton man accused of creating false Medicaid records waived his right to a speedy trial this week, postponing the court date.
    June 29, 2016 - 10:33 am
  • Annual Barnyard Babies featured at fair roundup

    The Annual Barnyard Babies contest was featured at the Jasper County Fair Roundup. ...
    June 28, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • A humble servant: A life of service earns Banks grand marshal recognition

    Anyone who has met Junior Banks knows firsthand the impact a generous smile and greeting can make on a person.
    June 28, 2016 - 2:38 pm
  • Field day focuses on oats, other small grains

    POLK CITY — It takes twice the fossil fuels to run vehicles and equipment to run only corn and soybeans on fields for four years as it does to mix in ...
    June 28, 2016 - 11:38 am
  • Board discussion focuses on communication

    After the Newton Community School District’s Board of Education handled all of its action items at Monday’s regular meeting, the board had one final i ...
    June 28, 2016 - 11:37 am