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  • Keep Iowa Beautiful photography contest

    Grab your iPhone or digital camera and shoot a photo of your favorite attractive Iowa location. Keep Iowa Beautiful is pleased to announce the 6th Kee ...
    July 16, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Events

    • Wine Down Thursday will beginat 5 p.m. Thursday at Van Wijk Winery, 802 Fourth St. in Sully. Wine Down social members enjoy wine and gather to creat ...
    July 16, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Colfax man remains at-large following vehicle theft

    Authorities are still searching for a Colfax man accused of playing role in a vehicle theft from the Red Rock Marina Wednesday.
    July 16, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Search underway for suspect in Colfax

    Officers are looking for a suspect from a stolen vehicle case near Colfax. He is described as a white male, curly blondish hair and in his late 20s. H ...
    July 15, 2015 - 3:17 pm
  • Newton High School’s 2016 graduation date is May 22

    Since the first Newton High School graduate picked up a diploma in 1875, the world has seen the invention of the automobile, two world wars, 30 Summer ...
    July 15, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Board approves new AED for Annex building

    The Jasper County Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of a new Philips Heartstart Automated External Defibrillator for the Jasper County Annex ...
    July 15, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Missioning Ceremony, blessings at Skiff

    Most Reverend Martin J. Amos, Bishop for the Diocese of Davenport leads a Missioning Ceremony and Blessing of the Hands at Skiff Medical Center Tuesda ...
    July 15, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Fallout from K-12 funding continues

    How much money do Iowa’s K-12 schools really need? And how much can the state government afford to spend?
    July 15, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • City offers two weeks of fun with parks summer camps

    The Newton Parks Department is once again planning youth summer camps for kids, this year presenting two weeks worth of summer fun. Kids ages 7 to 12 ...
    July 15, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Church camp planned close to home

    Jasper County area kids have a new option for church camp. The Pleasant View Methodist Church will be holding its first three-day, overnight mini-camp ...
    July 15, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Outback Rock VBS coming to Grace Church

    Grace Church will host “Outback Rock: Where Kids Venture into Solid Faith” Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 28 to July 30 at the church, ...
    July 15, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Newton CRC to host guest speaker

    Newton Christian Reformed Church is hosting Creation Ministries International event with speaker Dr. Jonathan Sarfati. Sessions begin at 3:30 p.m. Aug ...
    July 15, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Sacred Heart to host Family Fun Day July 19

    Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Assembly 3379 will host a Family Fun Day from noon to 5 p.m. July 19 at Prairie Meadows in Altoona.
    July 15, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Plea deal reached in courthouse bomb threat case

    A 40-year-old Newton man suspected of calling in bomb threats to the Jasper County Courthouse last winter has reached a plea agreement with the state.
    July 15, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Season tickets for the annual Des Moines family series go on sale

    DES MOINES — Don’t miss Des Moines Performing Arts’ seventh season of the Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield Family Series that features diverse fami ...
    July 15, 2015 - 10:43 am
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