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  • NCSD votes 5-2 to reconfigure into four K-4 elementary schools

    The Newton Community School District is going back to a configuration of neighborhood schools — sort of.
    March 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • NDC Job Fair is Thursday at DMACC

    For the fourth consecutive spring, the Newton Development Corporation and the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Jasper County will team ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • NCSD votes 5-2 to reconfigure into four K-4 elementary schools

    The Newton Community School District is going back to a configuration of neighborhood schools — with the exception of Berg. The NCSD board voted 5-2 a ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • ‘ReLeaf’ program offers $25 trees to participants

    In the movie “Frozen,” the character Anna asks us “Do you want to build a snowman?”The Iowa Departme ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • InMotion competes in two Iowa events

    InMotion Center for Dance, Tumble and Cheer attended two dance competitions — Center Stage, in Pella, and Symposium, in Cedar Rapids. Amanda Roberts i ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • DNR to host hunting, trapping public meeting Wednesday in Monroe

    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will host a public meeting over the Iowa Communications Network from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Prairie City-Mo ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Brownfield: Monday cash livestock markets report

    ANKENY — In cattle country, both buyers and sellers are busy taking inventory, bids and asking prices have yet to be established. Last week’s trade ca ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • City of Newton hosts open house Tuesday

    The City of Newton is hosting a 2015 City Projects — Open House from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Newton Public Library, 100 N. Third Ave. W. Learn abou ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Events

    • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton.
    March 24, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Trial postponed for Colfax man who pulled handgun during December arrest

    A continuance was filed Monday in the case of a Colfax man who pulled a gun during a December confrontation with Colfax police officers outside his do ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • $10M historic renovation planned for former Hotel Maytag

    A $10 million historic renovation of Newton's Midtown building is expected to bring market-price apartments, commercial space and an upscale restauran ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Former Maytag Plant 2 sells for $6.7 million

    Former Maytag Plant 2 Factory, along with several adjacent properties were purchased for $6.7 million by Phoenix Investors from Wisconsin. Properties ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Jury selection begins in trial for murder of Newton native Derek Moore

    Jeffrey Bruner's trial in the murder of Missouri Southern State University football coach and Newton native Derek Moore began Monday with jury selecti ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Attempted murder charges filed following Newton stabbing

    A Des Moines man is charged with attempted murder after a stabbing in Newton Sunday.Quentin A. Smith ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • NCSD admins are not alone in addressing reconfiguration issues

    Reconfiguration could reach a major crossroads Monday night when the Newton Community School District board holds its second regular meeting of March ...
    March 23, 2015 - 12:59 pm
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