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  • School board reviews Berg construction

    Monday night’s Newton Community School District Board of Education meeting covered a wide range of topics. The new Berg Middle School construction tim ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 10:42 am
  • DMACC releases its fall semester dean’s list

    Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson recently released the names of students eligible for the fall semester dean’s list. To be eligi ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Photo Hike at the Refuge

    Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge will host its February Photo Hike from 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday. This program is free and open to the public.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • Celebrating Scouts

    PRAIRIE CITY — Tigers and wolves and bears, oh my! Members of Jasper County area Cub Scout packs gathered as one for an important ceremony for the Web ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • Purses with Purpose event draws large crowd

    A packed house was on hand Friday night at Sugar Grove Vineyards and Gathering Place for the Purses with Purpose, a fundraiser for Newton Convention a ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:32 am
  • Chili cook-off to benefit American Legion

    Newton’s American Legion Post 111 is hosting its inaugural chili cook-off on Saturday. Chili-cooking skills will be put to the test before five judges ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:37 am
  • KOA owners bring hospitality to Newton

    Seeking a vacation close to home isn’t always an easy task, but with an RV, a swim suit and a fishing pole, getaways might not be so hard.
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • Officer injured during arrest of Newton man

    One man is behind bars after an incident with police Thursday afternoon led to minor injuries to an officer.
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • DMACC announces fall president’s list

    Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson recently released the names of students eligible for the fall semester president’s list. To be ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Cabin Fever Day set for Satruday

    Mark your calendars for Cabin Fever Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. Enjoy games, crafts, movies and more. ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:02 am
  • DMACC fall semester graduation list includes local students

    Nearly 700 students graduated from the Fall Semester from Des Moines Area Community College’s Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton, Urban and West Campuses ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • Fundraiser raises money for DMACC wastewater program

    The fifth annual Shrimp and Bingo Scholarship Fundraiser raised $18,007 for the Des Moines Area Community College Foundation to fund DMACC Water Envir ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • Eighth grade activity fair, orientation Monday

    Eighth grade Activity Fair & Orientation Night is Monday. The activity fair will be from 6 to 7 p.m. in the NHS Upper Gym. Orientation will be from 7 ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • Newton man arrested for threatening police

    A Newton man accused of threatening to shoot police was arrested after a domestic assault incident.J ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Health board budget approved

    Halfway through the fiscal year, the Jasper County Health Department is already out pacing its revenue projection by more than $50,000.
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:52 am