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  • Trump's Muslim remarks overshadows Newton stop

    Presidential candidate and billionaire Donald Trump drew more than 300 people to the Newton DMACC campus and talked jobs Thursday as part of a live WH ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • First Avenue housing survey to be conducted for rehabilitation grant

    A door-to-door survey is planned to help gather information needed to apply for a Community Development Block Grant for the First Avenue West area.
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Medicaid meeting set for Dec. 7 at state capitol

    If you’re interested in what state lawmakers have to say about the planned Jan. 1 statewide Medicaid ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Wellness Coalition looking to provide snacks at schools

    Following a discussion at a previous meeting, the Newton Wellness Coalition took steps to move forward with the idea of providing snacks at the local ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Newton first graders tour library

    All first grade students from the Newton community schools are currently visiting the library for a tour and to learn about taking good care of librar ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Rotary Students of the Month

    The Newton Rotary Club honored its Student Rotarians for the month of November. They are, from left, Connor McAdoo and Macey Caves pictured with club ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Reallocated funds provide for five city projects

    With extra funds available because of a grant received by the Newton Fire Department, the Newton City Council gave the go ahead to fund additional pro ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Local recognized by the Professional Photographers of Iowa

    DES MOINES — Professional photographer Amy Doerring of Amy Doerring Photography in Newton was recently recognized in the Professional Photographers of ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Racial Justice Working Group to meet Tuesday

    The Racial Justice Working Group of Jasper County will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Congregational United Church of Christ, 308 E. Second St. N ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Community Calendar

    • Annual Soup Supper will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Newton Congregational United Church of Christ, 308 E. Second St. N. There will be a choice of ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Newton KOA receives President’s Award

    The Newton KOA has earned the prestigious 2016 KOA President’s Award from Kampgrounds of America, the world’s largest system of family-friendly, open- ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Red Cross urges caution heating homes as weather gets colder

    DES MOINES — The American Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters a year — one every eight minutes — and most are home fires. Since Nov. 13, Iow ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Loebsack announces 2016 Congressional App Challenge

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Dave Loebsack has announced that students in Iowa’s Second District will have the opportunity to participate in the Sec ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Youth participate in ‘Homeless on the Cold, Hard Cement’

    United Presbyterian Church youth, seventh through 12th grade, experienced a night of “Homeless on the Cold, Hard Cement” on Nov. 13 in the United Pres ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Forum allows public input on school boundaries

    Newton Community School District reconfiguration for the 2016-17 school year took another step forward Tuesday night — and dozens of community members ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 11:15 am