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  • Pregnancy Center sees influx

    Since the beginning of the year, the Pregnancy Center of Central Iowa has seen an influx of clients, going from seven appointments in January to 50 in ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • City updates plans for snow removal

    Whether it be weeks or months away, snow will eventually fall and accumulate on the city streets and highways. Public Works Operations Superintendent ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Fittest Newton Challenge

    More than 100 citizens helped Newton, Iowa win the Fittest Newton Challenge by taking part in a mile walk Tuesday. The walk was a part of the Newton v ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Feed the Farmers

    US Bank held its annual Feed the Farmer event during lunch Wednesday at Key Cooperative in Newton and Grinnell. The employees from US Bank used a driv ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • 2015 animal licenses available

    The Newton Police Department has 2015 dog, cat and miniature pig tags for sale. Pet owners are being ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • Fall concert at Sugar Grove

    Sugar Grove is hosting a fall concert from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Featured music will be “This Old Guitar,” the talented local duo of Terry Bradley and ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Harvest Supper at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

    Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is hosting a Harvest Supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the church, 1409 S. Eighth Ave. E. in Newton.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Bake sale at the courthouse

    A bake sale will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Jasper County Courthouse. Proceeds go toward support of the Jasper County Elderly Nutritio ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Lions breakfast Saturday

    The Prairie City Lions Club will be serving breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday at the Prairie City Community Building. Menu items include pancakes, s ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Events

    • The Newton Public Library Board will have its monthly meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday in the boardroom of the library.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Jackie L. Butler

    Jackie “Jack” L. Butler, 66, of Baxter, died unexpectedly at home Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Congregati ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Laurence M. Stravers

    Laurence M. Stravers, 90, of Prairie City, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Nora Hefley

    A funeral service for Nora Frances Hefley, 76, of Newton, will be 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home. The family will greet frien ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • Patricia Wierman

    Patricia Jean Wierman 94, was born May 3, 1920, in Buena Vista County in Iowa. She was the adopted daughter of Naaman E. and Mary J. (Mulligan) Wierma ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Dorothy J. Castonguay

    Dorothy Jean Castonguay, 88, died Saturday evening, Oct. 18, 2014, at Park Centre Health Center in Newton.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Frances E. Foster

    Frances E. Foster, 95, of Newton, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, at th ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Stanley T. Ashby

    Stanley T. Ashby, 93, of Kellogg, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, No ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Nora F. Hefley

    Nora F. Hefley, 76, of Newton, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at Careage of Newton. A service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Pence-Reese Fune ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Cecile I. Kinion

    Cecile I. Kinion, 89, of Monroe, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Knoxville Area Community Hospital. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oc ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Dorothy J. Castonguay

    Dorothy Jean Castonguay, 88, passed away Saturday evening, Oct. 18, 2014, at Park Centre Health Care in Newton.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Byron J. Lackey, 25, of Newton, is charged with driving while license revo ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Andrew J. Blumer, 21, of Kellogg, is charged with driving while license su ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Denise N. Meyer, 39, of Newton, is charged with driving while license susp ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Police Blotter

    ​Newton Police Department• Terry L. Wilfawn, 25, of Newton, is charged with assault causing bodily i ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• William S. Montgomery, 56, of Colfax, is charged with following too close ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kimberly I. Farris, 44, of Newton, is charged with possession of a control ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Mark A Catton, 58, of LeMars, is charged with carrying weapons after autho ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Joseph K. Mahl, 27, of Newton, is charged with possession of a controlled ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jolene K. Lewis, 37, of Newton, is charged with driving while license susp ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Malissa M. Cavanh, 19, of Newton, is charged with unlawful possession of p ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • Dog owners live longer

    We’ve all known, or at least suspected, this for a long time. But now it’s official.According to Lab ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • You just got ‘Richsplained’

    Tiffany Beroid, a mother and Wal-Mart employee in Laurel, Md., was forced to drop out of college because of her employer’s low wages and erratic sched ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Ernst is right for Iowa

    Dan MallietAmesPresident Obama recently said, “I am not on the ballot this fall. But make no mistake ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Let’s not call it goodbye, but see you later Part I

    Sometimes it's best to just hear straight from the horse’s mouth, so here it goes — I have accepted a position at another news outlet and next week wi ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Butterbeer season

    With a chill in the air and Halloween just around the corner, one thing is abundantly clear: It’s butterbeer season!
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Payton will work for Jasper County

    Beth ZahuronesBaxterI am writing to voice my support for Patrick Payton for the Iowa House. Patrick ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Top four reasons to vote for Branstad

    Kathy TiptonNewton1. Tax payers must reimburse two DOT workers for their wrongful firings ($420,000) ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • White man's Jesus

    He was white. All you had to do was look. The statues. The crucifix. The little pictures in our little books. All showed a plainly Caucasian Christ.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Kelley is a leader in green energy

    Jane KrentzStillwater, Minn.I served in the Minnesota Senate for 10 years, and was the chair of the ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Heartsill has proven record

    Norman RozendaalMonroeThe midterm election is almost upon us once again. Once voting day on Nov. 4 h ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:46 am

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