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  • NHS grad to present in Washington, D.C.

    Madison Bagnall’s hard work is paying off.In November, Bagnall will get a chance to shine on the nat ...
    Sept. 7, 2017 - 11:58 am
  • County replacing historic window at courthouse

    An eye-catching feature in the Jasper County Courthouse, the large east-facing arched window not only lets in plenty of light but brings a strong arch ...
    Sept. 7, 2017 - 12:00 pm
  • Meet the School Board Candidate: Q&A with Robyn Friedman

    Editor’s Note: On Sept. 12 Newton voters will have a chance to go to the polls to elect new candidates for the Newton Community School District Board. ...
    Sept. 7, 2017 - 12:01 pm
  • Newton Police Chief recognized with international award

    Newton Police Chief Rob Burdess has been selected for the International Association of Chief of Police 40 Under 40 Award. The award is given annually ...
    Sept. 7, 2017 - 11:51 am
  • Annual Maytag Maintenance picnic Sunday

    The Maytag Maintenance picnic will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday at Maytag Park in Newton. The 24th annual Maytag Maintenance will be at the west shelter hou ...
    Sept. 7, 2017 - 3:53 pm
  • Get Jasper County weather alerts on your phone

    Inspiron Logistics has updated their weather alerts. When a weather alert is received on someone’s phone in addition to the usual text an URL link wil ...
    Sept. 7, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • A heart to help

    BAXTER — A Baxter student is working to make a difference following Hurricane Harvey’s destruction in Houston by launching Operation Harvey for Pets i ...
    Sept. 7, 2017 - 10:29 am
  • Cardinals host winless Des Moines North

    What a difference a year makes. A year ago both Newton High’s Cardinals and the Des Moines North Polar Bears were headed into the third game of the fo ...
    Sept. 7, 2017 - 11:56 am
  • Council makes advances on Newton subdivision

    A Carlisle construction company has been selected to complete infrastructure work at the Fairmeadows North extension. A public hearing was held and th ...
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 11:13 am
  • Challengers square off in hotly contested DMACC election

    For the first time in 20 years, Joe Pugel will face a challenger for his seat on the DMACC board of trustees. Pugel, who represents DMACC’s District 5 ...
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 11:17 am
  • Alliance seeks to honor Jasper County vets

    As a commercial airline pilot Craig Nida has ferried hundreds of World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials on the national mall.
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 11:19 am
  • Main Street event to raise money for alleyway redesign

    Newton Main Street will be working to bring the community fresh food during the Farm to Table dinner event next week while raising money to transform ...
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 11:20 am
  • Meet the school board candidate: Q&A with Graham Sullivan

    Editor’s Note: On Sept. 12 Newton voters will have a chance to go to the polls to elect new candidates for the Newton Community School District Board. ...
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 11:21 am
  • Bison and Elk Walk and Talk

    The Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge at 1:30 p.m. Sunday and take a guided hike along the half-mile Overlook Trail. Learn about the national mammal ...
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 11:12 am
  • County moving forward with unpaved roads changes

    A first reading to repeal and amend part of an ordinance related to unpaved roads in Jasper County took place Tuesday at the Jasper County Board of Su ...
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 11:21 am