Nicole Bunse of Baxter and Evie Main of Newton, received their Advanced Nurse Aide Certificate of Specialization at the 2024 DMACC Metro Commencement Ceremony at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Iowa River Hospice support group meets at 1 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month at the Newton Public Library to share and discuss caregiver support, grief support, advance directives and legal questions, and healthcare decision-making for yourself or your loved ones.

Newton Community Schools are participating in the Summer Food Service Program.

The Jasper County Master Gardeners recently received an anonymous $1,000 donation for their "Inspiration Garden," their latest project in collaboration with DMACC.

Annual WHO 13 tour headed to Bolts Country Sept. 5

Superintendent Michelle Havenstrite leaving PCM following school board settlement — second administrator to exit the district this school year following elementary principal Donita Geetings