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  • Community Calendar

    • Alcoholics Anonymous Beginner’s Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton.
    June 22, 2016 - 11:49 am
  • Four things to know from June’s Newton Wellness Coalition meeting

    1. The wellness coalition will participate in Newton’s Fourth of July parade. The group will once again hand out bananas along the parade route to hel ...
    June 22, 2016 - 11:49 am
  • NHS Class of 2016 will have much local aid with college expenses

    Newton High School’s graduating class of 2016 has already been announced as the winners of a collective $2.7 million in scholarship money. Here is a l ...
    June 22, 2016 - 11:47 am
  • Scam Alert: Phone scam circulating throughout Iowa

    DES MOINES — MidAmerican Energy Company is warning the public of a phone scam targeting energy customers in Iowa.
    June 22, 2016 - 11:47 am
  • Newton man brandished handgun and threatened to kill woman, police say

    A rural Newton man was taken to Jasper County Jail on Friday after he allegedly pulled a gun on a woman and threatened to kill her and her son.
    June 22, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • A Union at a Reunion

    Like many couples, Gloria Jensma and Pete Davis grew up in the same town, went to the same church and the same high school, and eventually married eac ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • Newton native drowns in Chicago accident

    A 23-year-old Newton native lost his life Friday when he drowned at a pier along Lake Michigan in northern Chicago and his family and friends are deal ...
    June 21, 2016 - 4:15 pm
  • Celebrating 72nd Reunion

    The Newton High School Class of 1944 gathered for its 72nd reunion during NHS Alumni Weekend June 11. Class members attended a luncheon at the Park Ce ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • Pheasant count up, DNR says

    Iowa’s estimated pheasant harvest continues its climb, and 2015 marked the fifth consecutive year in a row of increases.
    June 21, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • Downtown Micro-Grants approved for building improvements

    Two buildings in downtown Newton will soon be getting a facelift thanks to the Newton Downtown Micro-Grant program. The first two grants for the progr ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Iowa Women in Agriculture conference July 26

    The 10th annual Iowa Women in Agriculture Conference will be from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. July 26 at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny.
    June 21, 2016 - 11:46 am
  • Corn, beans in good condition; southern Iowa see crop stress

    DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented recently on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricult ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Community Calendar

    • Newton Farmers’ Market will begin at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on the Courthouse Square in Newton. For more information, contact Andrew Bassman at the Newto ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Applications available for Citizens Police Academy

    The Newton Police Department’s 2016 Citizens Police Academy is planned for Sept. 13 through Nov. 1.T ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • 2016 Jasper County Fair Queen Candidates

    Grace DethrowGrace is the 17-year-old daughter of Wes and Erika Dethrow, of Newton, and attends Newt ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:41 am