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  • County to invest in new radio equipment for sheriff’s office

    More than $600,000 will be spent to secure new radio equipment for the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office to bring the department in line with high qualit ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 10:29 am
  • Walt Morrison to perform at Bar None Cowboy Church

    Walt Morrison, a member of the “Homestead Pickers” at Silver Dollar City  in Branson, Mo. will be the featured music on Thursday at the Bar None Cowbo ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • HeartReach Mobile Lab to St. Luke

    The HeartReach Mobile Lab from Unity Point-Des Moines is coming to St. Luke United Methodist Church from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • 7th Annual Mardi Gras set at Sacred Heart

    In its seventh year, the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Mardi Gras event is bigger and better than ever. Planned for Feb. 24, the evening will feature a ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 10:32 am
  • DMACC and AARP announce new innovation concept challenge

    Des Moines Area Community College and AARP have created a Disrupt Aging Innovation Concept Challenge in connection with Celebrate Innovation. Week 8. ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Knights of Columbus announce spelling bee winners

    The Knights of Columbus held its annual Newton area Spelling Bee recently. First and second place winners will advance to a regional spelling bee Feb. ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 10:36 am
  • Army to allow completion of Dakota Access oil pipeline

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army has notified Congress that it will allow the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reserv ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 3:08 pm
  • Newton shows love for the blues

    Armed with a collection of guitars, harmonicas and a wooden box under his feet for percussion, Aaron Earl Short kicked off 2017’s Blues Under the Blue ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 10:10 am
  • County officials set to receive 2.75% salary hike

    A 2.75 percent increase to the salaries of elected official and department heads was agreed upon by the Jasper County Board of Supervisors during a sp ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 10:13 am
  • Effort underway to put historic First Avenue homes on National Register

    Members of the Newton Historic Preservation Commission have been tirelessly volunteering their time to potentially put at least 60 historic homes on t ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • 2017 Iowa Conservation Farmer of the Year nominations being accepted

    Nominations for the 2017 Iowa Conservation Farmer of the Year award are now being accepted. The winner will receive a new John Deere 6E utility tracto ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • South Skunk River Blues Society celebrates 25th anniversary

    A crowd gathered at the city council meeting on Monday and they were bursting at the seams to celebrate an important milestone. Members of the South S ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Leonard receives Cooperative Class Scholarship from Heartland Co-op

    AMES — Heartland Co-op announced it will partner with Iowa State University to offer a $500 academic scholarship to James Leonard, of Newton who is ma ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • USDA loans, grants through 504 program help eligible homeowners make needed repairs

    An informational meeting about the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Home Repair and Improvement Loans and Grants 504 program ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • $500,000 bond approved to address high-priority city needs

    Budget discussions continued at Monday’s Newton City Council meeting, with two proposals brought before council.
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 10:17 am