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  • Chamber, district welcome 33 new educators

    When Kelilah Brown finished being a student at Newton High School in 2007, she didn’t know she’d be returning someday to teach there.
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 11:03 am
  • Prairie City Church of the Brethren to host Percy Fair event

    Prairie City Church of the Brethren will host the Pre-Percy Fair Pickin’ Jam Session from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 27 in the church pavilion, 12015 Highway S. ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • Sacred Heart to host golf tournament

    Sacred Heart Catholic Church will host its Par 3 Golf Tournament Sept. 16 at Westwood Golf Course in Newton.
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • St. Stephen's to host backpack blessing

    St. Stephen's Episcopal Church will host a Back-to-school Celebration and Blessing of the Backpacks at its 10 a.m. service Aug. 21 at the church, 223 ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • First Baptist to host JCARL can drive

    First Baptist Church will host a can and bottle drive for the Jasper County Animal Rescue League from now until October at the church, 620 S. Eighth A ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Local students graduate from University of Iowa spring 2016

    IOWA CITY — Graduates from the University of Iowa at the close of the spring 2016 semester.Tyler Bur ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 10:43 am
  • Celebrate the end of summer by saving lives

    Summer is coming to an end, and before we know it, school will be starting and Labor Day will be here. There will be last minute family vacations, sho ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • Newton woman wins in Hooked Rug Contest at ISF

    DES MOINES — Joanne Thomason of Newton, won Best of Show Honors and Karen Casten, of Ames, won the Sweepstakes award in the Hooked Rugs division of th ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • Swimming allowed at North Overlook Beach, bacteria levels low

    Recent water testing at Lake Red Rock’s North Overlook Beach shows low bacteria levels, and the previous swimming advisory is no longer in effect.  
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • 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.
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Three things to know from Tuesday’s Jasper County Board of Supervisors meeting

    1. Elizabeth Siders was approved for hire in the Home Health Care Department as a PRN aide. Her pay rate was set at $15.28 per hour with a start date ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Berg Complex in endless series of repair, maintenance

    Problems with the Newton Community School District’s Berg Complex can almost be summed up in one word: remodeling.
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Baxter ends CMB sports sharing agreement

    BAXTER – In a unanimous vote Monday night, the Baxter School Board ended the CMB sports sharing agreement with Collins-Maxwell.
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Developer pitches $10M apartment complex

    A developer pitched a $10 million downtown apartment complex proposal to the Newton City Council at its Monday meeting.
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • USDA predicts higher beef totals for 2016, 2017

    After some declines, the amount of nationwide beef production is projected to finish higher in 2016 than at the end of 2015, and is projected to conti ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 11:19 am