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  • Local businesses say 'Thanks with Franks'

    The Young Professionals of Jasper County are once again working with local businesses to say “Thanks with Franks.”
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Local Farm Bureau agency looking to recruit youth

    According to the 2012 U.S. Ag Census, the average age of a Jasper County farmer is 57.Jasper County’ ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Bowlful of Blues

    Recent rainy weather gave way to only partly cloudy skies for the South Skunk Blues Society’s 22nd annual Bowlful of Blues on Saturday at Maytag Park. ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:09 pm
  • Noble Automotive helps to raise $5,000 for Newton Senior High School

    Newton Senior High School students and families participated in a Dodge Booster Club fundraiser on Aug. 4 and raised $5,000. During the fundraiser, he ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • JCCA ready to launch new season

    After a successful run last season, the Jasper County Concert Association is ready to launch its 2014-2015 season and it’s rewarding concert goers by ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • 'The Lost Bird Project' film, art event Wednesday

    The Jasper County Conservation Board and the Centre for Arts & Artists will host a showing of the documentary film “The Lost Bird Project” at 10 a.m. ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Congregational UCC to show 'God Loves Uganda'

    The Congregational United Church of Christ, 308 E. Second St. N. in Newton, will gather in the sanctuary on Wednesday  to view the documentary “God Lo ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:59 am
  • Sheriff: Man uninjured in Iowa plane crash

    MARSHALLTOWN (AP) — Iowa authorities say a pilot is uninjured after his plane flipped over during an emergency landing in a soybean field.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • Police: Iowa man threatened murder over music

    IOWA CITY (AP) — An Iowa City man has been charged with assault after police say he threatened to kill his neighbor over music.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • Trial to begin in slaying of Rockwell City officer

    CLARION (AP) — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday for a 33-year-old man charged with killing a Rockwell City police officer.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • Enrollment for dairy farm program to begin Sept. 2

    USDA Iowa Farm Service Agency Executive Director John Whitaker announced that starting Thursday, farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Newton Rotary Club to meet Tuesday

    The Newton Rotary Club will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the DMACC Newton Campus upstairs banquet room.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Salvation Army food pantry nearly empty

    A number of the white shelves that are normally stocked with canned foods and dry goods at the Newton Salvation Army food pantry are looking bare. Pan ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle has first use

    Recently, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office deployed its tactical rescue unit, which includes a 25-ton armored vehicle.
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • 'Dig into DMACC'

    Darren White (left) of Chris Cakes Inc. serves up a plate of free pancakes to Des Moines Area Community College Newton Campus student Laura Nation of ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:50 am
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