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  • Cicoff the Jester presents Christmas show Kellogg UMC

    Cicoff the Jester, will present “The True Meaning of Christmas” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Kellogg United Methodist Church, 417 Second St.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Heartsill appointed Vice Chair of Committees

    DES MOINES — House Speaker Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) recently announced that Rep. Greg Heartsill (R-Columbia) will serve as the Vice Chairman of both ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Gov. Branstad appoints new district court judge

    DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad appointed Paul D. Scott as judge to the 5C Judicial District on Wednesday.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • No December meeting for NAMI

    NAMI of Jasper County will not meet in December. If anyone has a question or a mental health issue, visit the website for NAMI or call Bill Ehler at 6 ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Lego Gearbots prep for Saturday's Marshalltown regional

    It’s not unusual for a young person to spend the better part of a Saturday with Legos. However, a group of Newton young people who will be around Lego ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • City Hall getting a new look

    Newton City Hall is getting a facelift by way of new paint and carpet. All of the walls have been stripped of the vinyl that had covered them and are ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:12 am
  • Carter gives unique look at holy land, scripture in new book

    Carter hasn't always thought of himself as a writer although he's been writing since a child. The first poem he rememebrs writing was in third-grade i ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Wednesday Night Live hosts service project

    The Grace Church Wednesday Night Live children’s program recently participated in a service project to give back. For the past six weeks, Wednesday Ni ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • A Willowbrook Christmas

    Paul and Sharon Masters go through the buffet line at the Willowbrook Adult Day Center Christmas Potluck Tuesday. Willowbrook attendees, visitors, fam ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • The Morgan Family Christmas concert coming to First Christian Church

    A Homestyle Family Christmas featuring The Phil and Pam Morgan Family will take over the First Christian Church, 314 E. Second St. N., at 4 p.m. Sunda ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Skiff received $500 grant

    Skiff Medical Center received a $500 grant from the Theisen’s More for Your Community program. The money is to help the Skiff Obstetrics family educat ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • First bilingual sheriff's deputy hired for Jasper County

    Marcos Gonzales was approved for hire as a deputy in the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office at the Jasper County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday. Gon ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Newton woman arrested in Des Moines robbery

    A Newton woman was arrested for robbing a Des Moines bank Tuesday.Deborah N. Hancock, 28, is charged ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • The Way to carol at two Newton facilities

    Members of The Way will be Christmas Caroling at 3 p.m. Sunday at McCann Village, 1105 E. 12th St. S. in Newton. There will also be caroling at 2 p.m. ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • OSL hosts The First Noel cantata

    Our Savior Lutheran Church will host an evening of Advent music, as the OSL choir performs “The First Noel,” a cantata arrangement by Russell Maudlin ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 11:01 am
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