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  • Summer parks schedule packed with activities for everyone

    The Newton Parks and Recreation Department is preparing to roll out activities throughout the summer months with the highlight again featuring Thursda ...
    April 13, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Area leaders hear what ‘Home Base Iowa’ takes

    When some Jasper County officials found out their area could qualify for the perks of the Home Base Iowa program, there was definitely interest. Frida ...
    April 13, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Ideas, officers brought on board at local Democratic Caucus

    A new era dawned for the Jasper County Democratic Party on Saturday.In addition to discussing a numb ...
    April 13, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Front row for the fire

    Kent Dunsbergen of Jasper County Conservation lights a small area on fire during Friday night’s prescribed burn at Jacob Krumm nature Preserve, near G ...
    April 13, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Moo’s BBQ celebrates one year anniversary

    Almost one year ago, Jeremy and Nicole Biondi took a leap of faith and opened a restaurant aimed at bringing something new and fresh to Newton — on Ap ...
    April 13, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Newton Seed Store demo concludes

    After five days of demolition work, the former Newton Seed Store and Waterworks buildings, 224 and 216 N. Third Ave. W., both came down to leave scatt ...
    April 13, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • People on the car course

    Tina Hinz of Newton sprints toward the finish line at Saturday’s Iowa Speedway Cares 8K run. There were 92 total finishers of the race, run in cool, s ...
    April 13, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Newton KOA to host Care Camps fundraiser May 8-9

    The Newton KOA Campground will be offering camping on May 9 for $10 as part of Kampgrounds of America’s annual KOA Care Camps Big Weekend to benefit K ...
    April 13, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Kellogg Garden Club News

    Plans were made for the tea to be held April 18, 1 p.m. at Cornerstone Church in Newton. Tickets are available prior to the tea for $10 from any club ...
    April 13, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Events

    • Cellphone for Soldiers are being collected by the DMACC Newton Campus Community Organization class of Spring 2015. Drop your old cell phone off at t ...
    April 13, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Budget, many other items on NCSD agenda

    A discussion about next year’s budget could be one of the most contentious items at Monday night’s Newton Community School District regular meeting, b ...
    April 10, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Ernst talks transportation, airports during Newton stop

    Tourism, small businesses and the fastest short track on the planet were all topics addressed by U.S. Senator Joni Ernst on her visit to the Iowa Spee ...
    April 10, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • NHS student council pushes for larger turnout at blood drive

    Announcements about blood donations sometimes use emotional pleas about shortages and the desperate need to resolve shortages in area blood banks. Rac ...
    April 10, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Kelley, Heartsill among those not in House for prayer

    When Deborah Maynard, a Wiccan priestess from Cedar Rapids, gave the morning prayer at the start of Thursday’s Iowa House of Representatives session, ...
    April 10, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Plans underway for upcoming ‘Newton Fest’

    A new event called Newton Fest is being planned for June 12 through 14 in Newton.Newton Fest will ad ...
    April 10, 2015 - 11:26 am
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