Local veterans were honored during a Veterans Day ceremony Saturday, Nov. 11 at the American Legion Post 111 in Newton. In addition to a volley of rifle fire and the sounding of the Taps, speakers provided benedictions, offered words of encouragement and highlighted the services veterans do for their communities.

FrankFest attracted a number of businesses and organizations to create unique hot dog dishes for visitors to enjoy on Sept. 21 at Maytag Park. In addition to the Thanks with Franks Hot Dog Contest, this year's FrankFest also encouraged residents with four-legged friends to participate in the Strut Your Mutt Dog Show.

Country Foodie Fest debuted Sept. 16 at Quarry Springs Park in Colfax. The event featured a number of live music performances paired with food trucks, who were offering unique eats and competing in a food competition.

Unspoken, Building 429 and Friday Night Fire perform during the Fierce Faith Music Festival on June 17 at the green space between DMACC Newton Campus and Legacy Plaza.