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  • Newton Wellness Talks: Happy Birthday, Chichaqua Valley Trail

    Guess who’s turning 30? The Chichaqua Valley Trail. In 1962, the last passenger trains operated through Bondurant, with rail service permanently aband ...
    April 6, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Book donated in NHS students’ names

    Sarah Prendergast and Brian Bleakney were the October 2016 Newton Noon Kiwanis, students of the month. The children’s book “Warduff and the Corncob Ca ...
    April 6, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Three-year contract with Dodd’s approved for city

    A three-year contract with Dodd’s Trash Hauling and Recycling, Inc was approved by city council on Monday. The contract, totaling approximately $47,31 ...
    April 5, 2017 - 11:07 am
  • Get to know Newton’s newest NPD Officers

    Name: Jacob HardenAge: 28Education: 2006 graduate of Newton High School, attended DMACC for three ye ...
    April 5, 2017 - 11:07 am
  • Roadway treatment product presented to supervisors

    A Texas-based soil stabilization company presented its product to the Jasper County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Trina Collier and Glen Wise expla ...
    April 5, 2017 - 11:10 am
  • Newton man to be sentenced in sex abuse case

    A Newton man charged with six counts of third-degree sexual abuse will be sentenced next month stemming from an investigation that began in 2015.
    April 5, 2017 - 11:09 am
  • Annual Way of the Cross Walk is April 14

    The annual Way of the Cross Walk is once again planned for Good Friday, April 14, in downtown Newton. Mission Coalition is inviting citizens to partic ...
    April 6, 2017 - 9:25 am
  • Donate blood at the Brenden O’Brien Memorial Blood Drive

    In memory of Brendan O’Brien, his family asks you to honor him by donating blood and sharing the gift of life on April 21.
    April 5, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • Evening Prairie Burn set for Friday

    The public is invited to watch a controlled prairie burn at 7 p.m. Friday at the Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve.
    April 5, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • Plans take shape for Holy Week at area Lutheran churches

    Holy Week, the week leading up to Jesus’ death and resurrection is traditionally observed by many Christians.
    April 5, 2017 - 11:03 am
  • Baxter business receives dealer of the year award

    Bryan and Dylan DeJong, of Baxter Comfort Solutions, located in Baxter, are shown receiving the Climate Master Bronze Volume Dealer of the Year from J ...
    April 5, 2017 - 10:36 am
  • Club News

    Kellogg Garden ClubThe March meeting of the Kellogg Garden Club featured local dietitian, Jenny Thom ...
    April 5, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Locals graduate from Get to Know Newton leadership class

    The eight week Get to Know Newton Leadership class wrapped up March 28 with graduation and evaluation.
    April 5, 2017 - 10:41 am
  • DMACC Foundation to award milestone $1 million in scholarships

    The Des Moines Area Community College Foundation awarded $1 million in scholarships to DMACC students during the 2016-17 school year.
    April 5, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • Injury forces NPD lieutenant to retire

    State Representative and Newton Police Lt. Wes Breckenridge is retiring law enforcement and his post as head of the NPD’s patrol division due to a rec ...
    April 4, 2017 - 10:42 am