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  • ‘Shooting’ people successful hobby for McKinstry

    “I shoot people” isn’t the typical opening line for most folks, but when it’s followed by a request to take a photo, hobby photographer Jim McKinstry ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • MAT Tumbling/Trampoline Team compete in Webster City

    The MAT Tumbling/Trampoline Team traveled to Webster city for their last meet before the USTA Iowa State Championships.
    May 24, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • Ag Day at Newton High

    Dozens of Newton Community School District elementary students visited Newton High School on May 12 to learn about animals, farming and more from NHS ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • Memorial Day ceremonies set for Jasper County

    Area volunteers will be making their annual Memorial Day ceremonial presentations again this year. Several volunteer clean-up or maintenance efforts a ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:38 am
  • City continuing work on effective, efficient governance

    The city’s progress in the area of having an effective, efficient, democratic governance was presented to the city council for the second time as a pa ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • Women marketing grain course starting June 2

    AMES — A four-session course will be offered starting June 2 to assist women in developing a plan for marketing corn and soybeans.
    May 24, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Garage sale to raise funds for JCARL

    The Jasper County Animal Rescue League will host a garage sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 3-4 and Jun 10-11 in the space next to Family Video (For ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:41 am
  • Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO endorses Breckenridge

    DES MOINES — The Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO, has endorsed Wes Breckenridge for House District 29. The local labor council, the South Central Fed ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • Benefit planned for Balek family at McCann Center

    A Balek Family Benefit will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at the McCann Center in Newton.The event will inc ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:42 am
  • Community Calendar

    • Dinners on Tuesday, a free meal, will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Christian Life Church, 421 S. Second Ave W. in Newton. Everyone welcome. Dinner ...
    May 24, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Governor to sign renewable fuel bill in Newton

    Gov. Terry Branstad will make a Newton stop Tuesday for a public bill signing in Newton.Branstad wil ...
    May 24, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Newton native receives UNL degree

    LINCOLN, Neb. — Kendra L. Haack, of Newton, was among nearly 2,800 graduates who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in historic ...
    May 24, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • Mount Mercy University students share academic work at Scholarship Fest

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Mount Mercy University students displayed academic work and research at the university’s annual Scholarship Festival held April 27. Thi ...
    May 24, 2016 - 10:41 am
  • Kirkwood honors outstanding students

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Kirkwood Community College honored more than 151 top-performing students in its annual Outstanding Student Recognition program.
    May 24, 2016 - 10:41 am
  • Des Moines Community Playhouse presents ‘You Can’t Take It With You’

    The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the Pulitzer Prize winning comedy, “You Can’t Take It With You,” June 3-19.
    May 24, 2016 - 10:40 am