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  • PCM voters pass $10M bond

    MONROE — As the final month of school draws near, activity is not slowing down at Monroe Elementary School. Once the students leave for the summer, wo ...
    April 29, 2016 - 12:57 pm
  • District reconfiguring into four K-4 schools, one 5-6 building

    Several Newton Community School District Board of Education votes have the district on track to undergo a major elementary school reconfiguration this ...
    April 29, 2016 - 12:54 pm
  • Goodwill Career Connection adds even more programs

    There are several unique organizations whose hard-working staff and volunteers try to improve the future for themselves and their community in the noo ...
    April 29, 2016 - 12:47 pm
  • Newton teachers taking healthy steps to help students learn

    In Kim Vanderlaan’s fourth-grade class, each day starts with students moving and being active from stretching to yoga. Vanderlaan is just one of a han ...
    April 29, 2016 - 12:46 pm
  • Excellence in Education Awards highlight creativity

    Jayne Freese had some trouble deciding on her favorite parts of a school day.“First thing in the mor ...
    April 29, 2016 - 12:45 pm
  • Administration building will also house Basics & Beyond program

    Nearly all longtime Newton residents remember a grocery store in the 1300 block of First Avenue West.
    April 29, 2016 - 12:44 pm
  • Tech integration becomes routine in rural districts

    MONROE — At the beginning of the school year, PCM High School Principal Scott Bridges set a goal for himself. He wanted to communicate better with stu ...
    April 29, 2016 - 12:43 pm
  • Read with me

    If the enthusiasm level among the young readers at Newton’s two lower-grade elementary schools translates into total books read, it almost seems like ...
    April 29, 2016 - 12:37 pm
  • In-store & In-field: Beck's Hybrid scheduled for August opening in Colfax

    COLFAX — Drivers on Interstate 80 have been able to see the construction progress on Beck’s Hybrid Seed’s new $15 million distribution center in Colfa ...
    April 29, 2016 - 12:25 pm
  • Whirlpool exec takes the reins at Progress Industries

    Fulfilling her life plan to have a second, more emotionally rewarding career, Sandy Ham is excited to take over the head spot as chief executive offic ...
    April 29, 2016 - 12:23 pm