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  • Farm values could affected by short supply

    Land price movement has been in the forefront for farmers, landowners, lenders and land brokers for a decade now during this historic run-up in land v ...
    July 19, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Little People, Little Lambs

    COLFAX — Rylee DeHaai and Meredith Chipps began their Monday at the Jasper County Fair with sugar donuts on a bench outside the sheep barn and watchin ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:50 am
  • Newton water rates to increase

    Newton’s water rate will increase by 9 percent effective Aug. 1 and will be reflected on the Aug. 15 billing cycle.
    July 19, 2016 - 12:01 pm
  • Newton to host farmland leasing meeting Aug. 1

    Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is conducting farmland leasing meetings across 12 different county sites including Jasper County. The far ...
    July 19, 2016 - 12:04 pm
  • Calling on Iowa’s Farmers: Tell the EPA that the RFS works

    As we celebrate our nation’s independence, I’m calling on my fellow farmers and Iowans to take the time to celebrate ethanol, Iowa’s cleaner burning, ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • Community Calendar

    • Jasper County Fair continues Tuesday at Jasper County Fairgrounds, in Colfax. Exhibitors Day. Visit www. jaspercofair.com for more details.
    July 19, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • Two arrested while driving intoxicated with children

    Two Newton residents were arrested and jailed Friday evening after found to be intoxicated with two children in a vehicle.
    July 19, 2016 - 12:02 pm
  • Parks seeing boom in usage

    Activities are abundant in Newton city parks and more people than ever are out seeing what is available. Parks administrator Nathan Unsworth has seen ...
    July 18, 2016 - 12:10 pm
  • Dakota Access begins ‘preconstruction’ on DAPL in Jasper County

    Dakota Access, LLC has begun pre-construction activity west of Newton in preparation to lay 34 miles of crude oil pipeline through Jasper County.
    July 18, 2016 - 12:08 pm
  • Youth, adults adapt to weather and more at fair

    When storms led to a handful of Jasper County Fair schedule snags, adults had to adapt and either reschedule or relocate events.
    July 18, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • Wes Finch Auto Plaza donates $1,000 to IMPACT Community Action Partnership

    GRINNELL — Wes Finch Auto Plaza is continuing this year’s donation contest with a $1,000 donation to the IMPACT Community Action Partnership. This rou ...
    July 18, 2016 - 11:42 am
  • Cline Tool working to Stuff the Bus

    The first day of school is just around the corner and Cline Tool is hoping to give a little help to those looking for school supplies. Through its Stu ...
    July 18, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • Summer Fun: 2016 Park Centre Summer Fest

    Park Centre residents enjoyed carnival fun during Summer Fest held July 11-15. Residents and volunteers particpated in a dunk tank, baseball game, cak ...
    July 18, 2016 - 11:48 am
  • First time exhibitor earns Cat Show Grand Champion

    COLFAX — Friday’s cat show was one of the first 4-H/FFA events to kick off the 2016 Jasper County Fair as the felines were judged for grooming, behavi ...
    July 19, 2016 - 2:32 pm
  • Inaugural barbecue contest is finger-licking good

    COLFAX — The inaugural Blue Ribbon BBQ Cook-off at the Jasper County Fair was deemed a tasty success. Ten competitors spent more than eight hours cook ...
    July 18, 2016 - 12:13 pm