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  • Events

    • Second Annual Granny Basketball Extravaganza will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at Berg Middle School in Newton. The Granny Mustangs, featuring all women a ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Enjoy at wildflower walk May 2

    Celebrate spring with a wildflower walk on from 9 to 10 a.m. May 2 at the Jasper County Nature Center Area.
    April 24, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Networking, connections focus of Newton library event

    Author Danny Beyer on NetworkingLearn about networking and make connections at 6:30 p.m. on April 30 ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Single vehicle rollover at Highway 6, driver condition unknown

    Emergency crews responded to a single car rollover Thursday night on Highway 6 near Interstate 80 west of Newton.
    April 23, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Earth Day rally at Iowa Capitol brings activists against Bakken pipeline

    DES MOINES — Activists, legislators and other concerned parties held an Earth Day rally at the Iowa State Capitol Building in Des Moines on Wednesday ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • DeGrados cavatelli dinner to raise funds for St. Nick’s

    A Newton couple with strong ties to St. Nick’s Christmas Club will be serving up a special dinner to fundraise for the charitable organization that he ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Legislators have many roles besides promoting own bills

    DES MOINES — While the education funding debate is holding up a number of other Iowa State Legislature budget discussions, Jasper County lawmakers hav ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Art sculptures return to First Avenue

    Newton’s First Avenue is now home to six new art sculptures.Installed by First Avenue of Sculpture a ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Cemetery falling into disrepair, looking to owner for care

    “Sick and tired” — that is how Daniel Bragg feels about the lack of care Memorial Park Cemetery is receiving from owner John Manders. Bragg, who has s ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • NPD to host Coffee with a Cop May 9

    On May 9, officers from Newton Police Department and community members will come together in an informal setting to discuss community issues, build re ...
    April 23, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • Langmaid named to ‘100 Great Iowa Nurses’

    Skiff Medical Center is proud to announce that operating room nurse Genevieve Langmaid was recently named to the list of 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 201 ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Wittemberg Cemetery clean-up day

    A clean-up day will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Wittemberg Cemetery. Work is usually completed by noon. Volunteers are welcome and should bring gl ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Seed available for wildlife food plots

    Planting food plots is a great way to improve wildlife habitat and diversity. Food plots provide nutrition for wildlife, especially in adverse winter ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Events

    • Babysitting Class will meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Jasper County Extension Office, in Newton. Youth attending must be in fifth, sixth, seventh or ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Newton Chamber supports postcard project

    The Newton Chamber is going to offer the Newton Postcard Project concept to its entire membership Thursday through Saturday.
    April 23, 2015 - 11:51 am
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