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  • OWLS host Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge tour

    Jasper County Conservation Board will host an Older, Wiser, Livelier Seniors tour at the Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge near Prairie City on Wednesday.
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Community Calendar

    • Unwind at Five will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the former Speakeasy, 109 1st Ave. W. This evening’s entertainment is This Old Guitar. Open to the ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Holiday Closure at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge

    The Prairie Learning Center at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge will be closed Oct. 10 in observance of Columbus Day. The walking trails, Prair ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Heritage Day at Jasper County Historical Museum is Saturday

    The Jasper County Historical Museum will host its Heritage Day event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1700 S. 15th Ave. W. in Newton.
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • IDNR: Fall urban trout stocking begins Oct. 13

    Seventeen locations across Iowa are gearing up to receive trout this fall. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will release between 1,000 to 2,00 ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Pumpkins, eBooks and more at the Newton Public Library

    Pumpkin Decorating ContestEntries Accepted Oct. 14-21 — Decorate a pumpkin or gourd as your favorite ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Crash with tractor leaves Baxter motorcyclist in serious condition

    An accident involving a tractor and motorcycle Wednesday afternoon between Mingo and Baxter caused a temporary closure on Highway F17 and left one dri ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 11:53 am
  • Voluntary transfers help balance enrollment

    Even with a stated goal of 275 students, the Newton Community School District had trouble gaining balance in its four newly configured K-4 elementary ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 11:50 am
  • Newton housing on the upswing

    In 2011, city leaders were hearing plenty about Newton’s housing woes. While residents, real estate professionals and employers were bringing forth th ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • City maintaining steady revenue, expenditures and debt

    In the area of revenue, expenditures and debt, the city of Newton Financial Trend Report found the city has remained stable in all areas for the last ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 11:49 am
  • Aktion Club installs new officers

    On Sept. 28, the Newton Kiwanis Aktion Club installed its 2016-17 board of officers. Nebraska-Iowa District Aktion Club Administrator Andy Bradley fro ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Photo: Healthiest State Walk

    With the noon bell, walkers took off from Skiff Medical Center to participate in Healthiest State Initiative annual walk. Several community businesses ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Oatmeal all day

    Yes, oatmeal isn’t just for breakfast anymore. Besides the steamy cup with a plethora of add-ins, oatmeal can be savory, used as a flour substitute an ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 11:02 am
  • Archery and Outdoor Skills workshop set for Saturday

    Participants ages 11-16 are invited to spend a day discovering the art of archery from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge.
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 11:52 am
  • October is SIDS Awareness Month

    October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month. SIDS is the leading cause of death among infants between 1 month and 1 year of age.
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 11:34 am