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  • Courthouse Lighting and Holiday Festival

    The annual Courthouse Lighting, Shopping and Holiday Festival will begin at 5 p.m. Friday on the Jasper County Courthouse Square in Newton.
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Kelley urges locals to sign petition against Medicaid privitization

    Rep. Dan Kelley (D-Newton) is asking Jasper County residents to voice their concerns regarding Gov. Terry Branstad’s rush to privatize Medicaid, which ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Newton SRO encourages parents to monitor social media

    During the upcoming four-day Thanksgiving weekend, teens, preteens and young adults will most likely spend at least a few minutes here or there on soc ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Board to consider expenditures, other financial items

    At Monday night’s regular meeting, the Newton Community School District board of education will have a few potential expenditures on its agenda — but ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Katherine McClure recognized by the Professional Photographers of Iowa

    DES MOINES — Professional photographer Katherine McClure of Katherine McClure Photography in Prairie City was recently recognized in the Professional ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Food for the needy

    Newton DMACC’s Morgan Olson displays food and hygiene item donations that were collected during the campus’s annual student appreciation/Thanksgiving ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Jasper County in search for public health provider

    The Jasper County Board of Health is looking for a new entity to provide public health nursing services for the county. As of Feb. 1, Skiff Medical Ce ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • NPD urges caution as winter weather moves in

    Snow is predicted to cover the roads from interstates to city streets courtesy of a weekend snow storm. Before heading out in your vehicle, local auth ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Archery participation benefiting from popular movie franchise

    Archery is experiencing a wave of popularity thanks, in part, to the successful “Hunger Games” series, and locally to Iowa’s expanding archery in the ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:28 am
  • ‘Wrappin’ with the Oldies’ in Colfax

    The Colfax Historical Society is once again hosting a “Wrappin’ with the Oldies” Craft and Vendor event from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the community room. ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Community Calendar

    • Canvas and Wine will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at Centre or Arts and Artists, 501 W. Third St. N. in Newton. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beve ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:26 am
  • Area students receive degrees from Buena Vista University

    STORM LAKE — The following students graduated from Buena Vista University in Summer 2015. All of the local graduates attended the Buena Vista Universi ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • Registration is open for Practical Farmers’ 2016 annual conference

    AMES — Practical Farmers of Iowa is now accepting registrations for its 2016 annual conference, “Farmers Teaching Farmers,” which will take place Jan. ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • Iowa’s 2015 shotgun deer season outlook

    Iowa’s shotgun deer season is still a few weeks away, leaving time for hunters to contact landowners, sight in shotguns and tend to all the details be ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:25 am
  • Library hosts an adult coloring event Monday

    Relax with Adult Coloring BooksThe latest artistic craze of coloring books for adults is coming to t ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 11:04 am