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  • NPD completes seatbelt survey

    The Newton Police Department recently conducted a seatbelt usage survey that showed strong results by motorists in the community.
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 10:43 am
  • Local chapter of DMMO to meet Sunday

    The Newton Chapter of the Des Moines Metropolitan Opera will kickoff its 2016-2017 program season with a potluck at 4 p.m. Sunday at Park Centre.
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Newton High School mid-term progress reports sent home

    Mid-term progress reports were issued to Newton High School students today. Freshman parents are asked to sign one copy and have their student return ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Jasper County Republicans to hold Legislative meet and greet

    The Jasper County Republican Central Committee will be hosting a legislative meet and greet to kick off the fall campaign season at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Blank Park Zoo Monarch Festival is set for this Sunday

    Blank Park Zoo’s Plant.Grow.Fly. pollinator conservation project , its partners and the Latino Heritage Festival are pleased to announce the 2016 Mona ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 10:35 am
  • Search for missing man moves to Metz Bridge area

    A search continues for a man who has been missing since Sunday night after some of his personal items were discovered near a river.
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Voters: Build new Berg Middle School

    The Newton Community School District will construct its first new school building in more than 50 years after voters approved a $26.9 million general ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • Bond passage not a cheap endeavor

    Newton’s Preserve The Pride political action committee, which helped the district get more than the 60 percent passage in Tuesday’s $26.9 million bond ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 3:44 pm
  • Sams Cemetery honoring veterans at celebration

    MINGO — In rural Jasper County sits a small country cemetery that has the distinct honor of being shaped in the state of Iowa. 
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Jasper County set to purchase land for bike trail

    Efforts continue to connect the hike and bike trail from Des Moines to Lake Red Rock with the purchase of a rail bed corridor between Prairie City and ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • ‘Bats — Up Close and Personal’ event planned at NSNWR

    Join the Jasper County Refuge staff and Russ Benedict, professor of biology at Central College in Pella, to learn about the wonders of bats at 6 p.m. ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • The Cellar offers another year of Friday night fun

    COLFAX — When the Colfax-Mingo football team plays Friday home games, it means students will be filling the bleachers to cheer on their fellow classma ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Women’s Bible study begins Thursday

    “Entrusted” by Beth Moore Women’s Bible Study begins Thursday at Newton Church of The Way. The group will meet at two times, 9 to 11 a.m. and 6:30 to ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Coffee Break to resume Bible studies Sept. 28, 29

    Coffee Break women’s Bible Study first began 35 years ago in Prairie City. Consistently sponsored by the Prairie City Christian Reformed Church, the g ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • St. Luke celebrates its pastor Sunday

    St. Luke United Methodist Church and Pastor Audrey Young will be celebrating three special anniversaries on Sunday and the community is invited to att ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 10:51 am