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  • Newton, Mingo men receive ribbons for Iowa State Fair piano performance

    DES MOINES — Iowans tickled the ivories in the Piano Playing competition held Monday at the 2016 Iowa State Fair.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Newton woman places in Toys and Dolls competition at Iowa State Fair

    DES MOINES — Debra Johnston, of Newton, received third place for her entry in the Stuffed Jointed Bear category in the Toys and Dolls division of the ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Newton baker wins state fair Keebler Pie Crust crown

    Phyllis Olson of Newton won first place and a $200 gift card in the Best Pie Made with Keebler Pie Crust competition judged Aug. 20 at the 2016 Iowa S ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Monroe girl crowned Iowa State Fair Junior Cowgirl Queen

    DES MOINES — Alexus Coleman, of Monroe, earned the title of Junior Cowgirl Queen at the 2016 Iowa State Fair. Maggie Holzworth, of West Des Moines, wa ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Entering its 10th decade

    When the break of day illuminates Emerson Hough Elementary School on Tuesday morning, it will signify more than simply the first day of the school yea ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 1:54 pm
  • Local Rotarian bringing safe water to Mexico

    For the past 11 years, Newton resident and Rotarian Bob Main has made an annual trip to Xicotepec, Mexico. His visit in March marked the 20th trip to ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:03 am
  • Educational presentations help 4-Hers communications skills

    Children who participate in 4-H have a wide variety of areas to become involved. One area that Jasper County children showed their talents was through ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:29 am
  • Newton company working to reduce hunger

    Newton-based Multi Packing and Printing, Inc. is partnering with Seigwerk of Des Moines to help feed those in need.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 2:10 pm
  • Lounging at the Maytag Bowl

    Members of the group Faculty Lounge rock the bowl during their show on Friday at the Maytag Bowl. A ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Shanks earns Iowa State Fair Grand Champion

    Dalton Shanks, of Colfax, shows the Grand Champion 4-H Market Heifer for the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement Sale of Champions at the Iow ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Good News Newton

    • Career Academy Student Builders Rotary House received a donation of a full Maytag appliance package from Whirlpool for their house in Eastgate Mead ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Theisen’s announces new president

    Theisen’s recently announced the hire of Brannon Dixon as the family-owned retailer’s first outside president.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Iowa’s unemployment increases slightly to 4.1 percent

    DES MOINES — Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 4.1 percent in July from 4 percent in June. The state’s jobless rate w ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Prairie City resident places in Clothing Construction contest

    DES MOINES — Connie Verdeck, of Waukee, won Best of Show in the Clothing Construction division of the Fabric and Threads contest judged prior to the s ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Newton FFA photographer places at Iowa State Fair

    DES MOINES — FFA members competed in the Photography contest judged prior to the start of the 2016 Iowa State Fair. Alicia Miller, of Newton received ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:47 am