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  • Legislative Coffee set for Saturday

    The Jasper County League of Women Voters will host a Legislative Coffee with elected officials representing Jasper County in the state legislature, Se ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Jasper County Sheriff’s Office assists in Pella drug arrest

    PELLA — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office as a part of the Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force assisted in a seizure of illegal drugs, manufact ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Bitter cold weather expected overnight

    The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory from 3 a.m. to noon Wednesday for Jasper County.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • Events

    • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton. 
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • State rests case against Supino

    WATERLOO — Jasper County Attorney Mike Jacobsen and First Assistant County Attorney Scott Nicholson rested their case Tuesday, handing the floor to th ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Sheriff Halferty details man-hours spent on CDR cold case

    WATERLOO —Jasper County Sheriff John Halferty took the stand Monday afternoon in the double murder trial of Theresa "Terri" Supino, detailing his pers ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Stacy’s Sweetstuff open for business

    Stacy Grams began baking at home with her grandma. Many cakes and cookies later she took the leap and opened her own shop, Stacy’s Sweetstuff on Feb. ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Several legislative bills could impact county schools

    When a delegation of Newton Community School District personnel went to Des Moines on Jan. 26, their interaction with Jasper County legislators includ ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Electrical fire

    A short in an electric golf cart is the probable cause of Friday afternoon’s fire at 2211 South Eighth Ave. East, according to Newton Fire Marshal Mik ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Love birds enjoy their day

    Friends and members of the First Presbyterian Church sing a song arranged by Warren Ericson, left, dedicated to Loretta and Wendell Wendt, right. The ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Do you want to build a snowman?

    The Arguello family built a 10 foot 4 inch snowman, which they named Helga, in Newton recently without a ladder. The family is pictured here with thei ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Purses with Purpose returns after a year off

    The third annual Purses with Purpose presented by Iowa Speedway Cares is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Newton Club at the Iowa Speedway, 3333 Rust ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Bebout joins Grinnell Mutual staff

    Jennifer Bebout of Kellogg recently joined Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company as a customer service representative in the Underwriting division.
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • CCWS announced new board director

    The Crisis Center and Women’s Shelter Board of Directors announced it has hired a new executive director, Lorraine Uehling-Techel.
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Lenten Fish Fry begins Friday

    The annual Lenten fish frys are back at McCann Center starting at 5 p.m. Friday.Fried and baked fish ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:05 am
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