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  • Quarry Springs grand opening includes fishing derby, nature hike

    COLFAX — The grand opening of Quarry Springs Park, scheduled for Saturday, will give visitors a full experience of what the newly opened park currentl ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Veterans presented with quilts

    Since 2003, a growing program designed to acknowledge and thank veterans for their service has allowed two Newton-area men to receive something that w ...
    July 27, 2016 - 3:58 pm
  • Monroe youth continues family traditions at county fair

    COLFAX — For many kids at the Jasper County Fair, the experience is a family affair. The same is true for 12-year-old Charly Birkenholtz, who is follo ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:35 am
  • City council favors full-time NHDC director

    To continue the housing efforts in Newton, the city council decided to move forward with a proposal to fund a full-time Newton Housing Development Cor ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:46 am
  • Newton Parks Board recaps Fourth of July events

    The Fourth of July fireworks event and other recently completed projects were discussed at the Newton Parks Board monthly meeting Wednesday night at c ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • HALO makes good on one Newton Manufacturing promise

    HALO Branded Solutions this week voluntarily started making payments to suppliers of a bankrupt company acquired by HALO.
    July 21, 2016 - 11:52 am
  • Pokémon Party and Safari at the NPL

    Pokémon trainers of all ages are invited to join us for a Pokémon party at the Newton Public Library on Monday.
    July 21, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • Theisen’s community grant applications due Aug. 15

    Applications for 2016 Theisen’s More for Your Community grants are due Aug. 15, two weeks earlier than in past years. More than $250,000 in total gran ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:53 am
  • Grinnell DAR Chapter approves new members

    The regular meeting of the Grinnell Daughters of the American (DAR) chapter meeting was held at the Centre of Art and Artists in Newton, with 22 membe ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Community Calendar

    • Jasper County Fair wraps up Thursday with a teen dance from 9 p.m. to midnight at the Jasper County Fairgrounds in Colfax.
    July 21, 2016 - 11:48 am
  • Go & Do

    1. Rock the Library6 to 8 p.m. FridayNewton Public LibraryFolk & Roll duo, The High Crest, will perf ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Hy-Vee, Bar S issue food recalls

    Two major companies announced food recalls this week.Tuesday, Bar-S Foods Company announced it is re ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:50 am
  • Public input sought for comprehensive plan

    Two open houses are planned to get public feedback on work taking place on Newton’s Comprehensive Plan.
    July 20, 2016 - 12:16 pm
  • Breckenridge leads fundraising in House District 29

    The campaign of Wes Breckenridge raised more cash contributions than Iowa House District 29 opponent Patrick Payton has raised recently, but Breckenri ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:52 am
  • Bird Watching on the Prairie set for Saturday

    Would you like to learn more about birds on the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge prairie?Come to ...
    July 20, 2016 - 12:05 pm