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  • ‘Piece of Pie’ fundraiser to be in April

    Help support the Jasper County Elderly Nutrition (congregate meals/meals on wheels) by attending the “Piece of Pie” fundraiser April 7. The event will ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Skiff Auxiliary scholarships still available

    The deadline is fast approaching for a number of college scholarships offered by the Skiff Auxiliary. There are 21 scholarships available, each in the ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Kellogg Lions host breakfast April 4

    The Kellogg Lions Club will hold its monthly pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. April 4 at the Cabin in Kellogg’s park. In addition to Stan’s cakes, sausages ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Events

    • Knights of Columbus Annual Lenten Fish Fry will begin at 5 p.m. Friday at McCann Center in Newton.
    March 27, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Jasper Community Foundation Grant applications due April 1

    The Jasper Community Foundation recently received its 2015 award allocation to facilitate endowment building and grant making throughout Jasper County ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Sweet 16 at the Newton Public Library

    Vote for your favorite books to make it past the Sweet 16. This display is located right inside the library gates and any of the books can be checked ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Bruner found guilty for the murder of Newton native Derek Moore

    JOPLIN, Mo. — After deliberating about three hours Thursday afternoon, a Jasper County jury found Jeffrey Bruner guilty as charged in the murder of a ...
    March 26, 2015 - 6:43 pm
  • OPEN to host Project Help Ukraine event

    When a deeply rooted, escalating and dividing conflict occurs overseas many detach themselves from the distant events and turn the page, but a group o ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:01 pm
  • Defendant denies intent to kill MSSU coach

    JOPLIN, Mo. — Jeffrey Bruner testified Wednesday that he has little memory of killing Derek Moore.“I ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • 28th Annual Chill-I Ride set for Saturday

    The Central Iowa Cyclists will hold the 28th Annual Chill-I Ride starting at PJ’s Deli, 101 First Ave. E., Saturday. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • They call it ‘Stormy Tuesday’

    Now in its fourth year, the Blues in Our Schools program brought this year’s artist, Billy Branch of the Chicago group “Sons of Blues,” to Jasper Coun ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • Changes by Padget, Perrenoud made difference in reconfiguration

    Monday’s Newton Community School District vote to reconfigure four schools that will have kindergarten through fourth grade involved a slightly differ ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Sewing for a cause

    Volunteers spent much of Tuesday and Wednesday sewing at St. Luke Methodist Church, making 200 school bags to be sent to children across the world.
    March 26, 2015 - 12:07 pm
  • Newton Guild to meet Sunday at Park Centre

    The Newton Guild of the Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) will gather this Sunday in the Garden Room of Park Centre to hear a preview of the opera, “The A ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Celebrate Spring kids event set for Saturday

    Project AWAKE is hosting “Celebrate Spring” from 10 p.m. to noon Saturday at the Newton Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, 3000 N. Fourth Ave. E. The ev ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:42 am
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