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  • Events

    • Celebrate Recovery women’s study will meet at 5 p.m. Monday at Hephzibah House, 721 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton.
    April 20, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Man charged in baseball bat fight pleads not guilty

    A Newton man charged with two felonies after allegedly using a baseball bat in a fight in front of Newton High School has pleaded not guilty.
    April 20, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Court documents: Sisters spanked, slapped 6 year old who had a bad day

    One of two sisters charged in a child endangerment case in which a 6-year-old child was allegedly spanked and slapped for having a bad day, will be se ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Newton High School Term 3 B Honor Roll

    A-DGavin Aalbers, Chet Adams, Jaden Adams, Kaytlin Ahn, Morgan Allen, Blake Anderson, Trevor Annee, ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • ‘Faces Never Forgotten’ project seeking missing photo

    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is a nonprofit organization formed by Congress in 1980 to build a national memorial dedicated to all who served wit ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Newton High School Term 3 A Honor Roll

    Kari Adams, Erica Bailey, Kaitlyn Barnes, Anna Barr, Alyssa Bartels, Bethany Baumgartner, Courtney Beckham, Jacob Bennett, Adrienne Bergman, Evelyn Be ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • PCM students, Meals from the Heartland team up to fight hunger

    PRAIRIE CITY — PCM Middle School sixth-graders Erin Van Peursem and Lauran Schut dip scoops in to boxes of rice and soy, measure out several ounces an ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Emergency dispatchers honored during week of April 12-18

    “Go ahead with your traffic.”That’s one of the many things a Jasper County Sheriff’s Office dispatch ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Tuesday's open house addresses special-ed transitons

    The Parent & Educator Connection at Heartland AEA is hosting an event Tuesday at the Newton Public Library to address special-education students and t ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Newton student places in state essay contest

    Local third-grader Isaac Alexander is a state-wide award-winning writer, according to the members of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary who paid him a surprise ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:01 pm
  • Changes proposed to city employee residency requirements

    A first consideration for a change is the current residency requirements for city employees will be heard at the Newton City Council meeting Monday.
    April 17, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Middle schoolers learn about poverty in other countries

    Technology has made the world seem smaller to many of us.Some Berg Middle School students recently w ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Attempted murder trial postponed

    A jury trial for a Newton man charged with attempted murder has been rescheduled.Nigel W. Graves, 33 ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Newton Talks series starts Sunday

    The mission of the Newton Wellness Coalition encompasses advocacy, awareness and action. To honor that mission, the group is hosting a series called N ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Harlow named finalist for National American Miss Iowa

    Faith Harlow, 14, daughter of Steve Harlow of Newton, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Iowa Pageant to be May 2-3 at ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:42 am
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    Reader Poll

    Did the Newton City Council make the right decision in allocating $1 million toward acquisitions and demolitions of commercial buildings on First Avenue and the interchange corridors?