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  • Berg Complex rebuild to go before public as bond issue

    “That’s a big step for us,” said Newton Community School District board president Sheri Benson — with a huge sigh — after a motion to utilize the Emer ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 10:10 am
  • Fresh Start gives to Salvation Army

    Fresh Start E-Cigs and Vapors recently donated $400 to the Salvation Army Food Pantry. The funds were raised through customer donations and a matching ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • House collapse leads to gas leak, nothing more

    When a performing-arts act “brings the house down,” it means things went really well.However, a rece ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • County Supervisors begin work on budget

    The Jasper County Board of Supervisors heard the first round of budget requests at its budget workshop Monday. All those who spoke to the board gave r ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Allen: 2015 session should help Iowa’s middle class

    The 2015 session of the Iowa Legislature began on Monday, and State Sen. Chaz Allen (D-Newton) said his top priority is helping improve the incomes of ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Soybean conference Feb. 19 in Ames

    Iowa farmers, agronomists and others interested in using the results of crop production and environmental research to improve their competitiveness an ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:42 am
  • Early sign-ups for NRCS assistance priority

    Iowa producers and landowners who sign up for voluntary conservation planning assistance by Feb. 2 will receive priority service, according to state c ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:42 am
  • Kelley: Work together to build a strong middle class

    DES MOINES — The 2015 Iowa Legislature opened Monday and State Rep. Dan Kelley (D-Newton) was officially sworn into office to the Iowa House of Repres ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Farm business workshop set for Jan. 22

    The Jasper County Farm Bureau and the Jasper County Iowa State University Extension Office are presenting a free succession planning workshop on Jan. ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:41 am
  • Blood drive in Sully

    The Lynnville-Sully Community Blood Drive will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 26 at Sully Community Center, 324 Sixth Ave. Schedule you appointment at lifes ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • Report cards issued

    Second term report cards were issued to Newton Senior High School students Monday. ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • TeeParties grows from home-based business to downtown presence

    COLFAX — On a long folding banquet table in the back hallway of the TeeParties’ main office on East Howard Street in downtown Colfax, co-owner Tammi S ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Environmental groups file complaint over contrary pipeline information

    DES MOINES — A 13-member environmental coalition — led by the Iowa Chapter of Sierra Club — filed a complaint Wednesday with the Iowa Utilities Board ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Wayfinding signs popping up in Newton

    As part of Newton’s comprehensive plan, wayfinding signs have began popping up across the community in the past month. The signs, designed to have sty ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • October fundraiser was for Rock Hall of Fame and more

    Ritchie Valens. Buddy Holly. Brenda Lee. Elvin Bishop. All of them have been inducted into the Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:40 am
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