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  • Compaction, plant strength lead to tractor tire innovations

    SULLY — There are no signs on Iowa corn fields warning farmers “Do not back up — severe tire damage.”
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 6:03 pm
  • Newton Elks #1270 sponsors summer sports leagues

    Newton Elks Lodge #1270 representatives Bill Cobbs (E.R.) and Craig VanWyk (head trustee) present Newton YMCA CEO Frank Buckley, associate executive d ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Dinner and an auction

    The Salvation Army held their dinner and quilt aution fundraiser Firday night at The Salvation Army in Newton. The annual event had its largest turn o ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Keeping the cold out

    The Hometown Rewards energy-saving program held its "The Don’t Let the Frost Bite" weatherization project Saturday. Four-person teams of volunteers, a ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Newton Police to add narcotics K9 dog

    The Newton Police Department will add a narcotics K9 unit as part of the department’s drug initiative program to target drug activity within the commu ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Vets can stay in county for some mental health needs

    When military veterans need to see a medical professional these days, an appointment often involves a trip to Des Moines — or farther.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Mid-term progress reports issued

    Mid-term progress reports were issued to Newton High School students Tuesday. Freshman parents are a ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Lions fundraiser at Pizza Ranch Wednesday

    The Newton Lions Club will be bussing tables from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Newton Pizza Ranch. The proceeds from the tips will stay within the New ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Community Calendar

    • Discover Hope faith-based addiction support group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at 219 N. Second Ave. W. in Newton.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Barr named to Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team

    JOHNSTON — Iowa Corn would like to announce the 18 Iowa college students who will make up the fifth Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Newton YMCA to host open house Tuesday

    It’s out with the old and in with the new at the Newton YMCA this fall. The Newton YMCA has acquired 30 new pieces of state-of-the-art cardio and stre ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Sign Pro donates to downtown decorations

    Those who have recently taken a stroll in downtown Newton may have noticed the added decorations on vacant store fronts. Local business Sign Pro, alon ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Loebsack hears about rural telecom challenges

    SULLY — When U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack came to the Sully Telephone Company on Friday, there were no obvious signs of the challenges facing Internet, lan ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Through the park for vets

    Jason W. Brooks/Daily News A new organization called Veterans of Jasper County held a “ruck march” ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Open house, open carriage

    Children and Newton businesses were the beneficiaries of the Downtown Merchant Christmas Open House, held Saturday and Sunday to kick off the holiday ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 11:27 am