To celebrate Veterans Days and acknowledge all those who served in the United States military, local veterans organized a ceremony Nov. 11 at the American Legion Post 111 in Newton.

Representatives from the City of Newton, DMACC, Newton Main Street, Newton Development Corporation, Catalyst Development and other entities on Tuesday, July 27 provided a tour of the downtown district and Legacy Plaza to members of the Iowa Economic Development Authority and Main Street Iowa.

The Jasper County Fair Parade was held Monday, July 19 in downtown Colfax. The fair's theme of "Christmas in July" was on full display, with many floats sporting holiday-inspired decorations.

The Jasper County Fair Rodeo and Ty Carlson Memorial Bull Ride was held Saturday, July 17 at the Jasper County Fairgrounds in Colfax. Normally a "pre-fair promotion," the rodeo transitioned into a main attraction at the fair this year.