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  • School Board pitched $35M proposal to rebuild Berg Complex

    The planning for the future building configuration of the Newton Community School District took an unexpected twist in the form of one of two scenario ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • Loebsack tours the Health Enterprises Medical Laboratory

    U.S. Congressman Dave Loebsack toured the Health Enterprises Medical Laboratory, which opened in May, Monday afternoon in Newton.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • New group hoping to help protect Iowa’s waterways

    Three of Iowa’s largest agricultural support organizations recently partnered up to create the Iowa Agricultural Water Alliance, with the intent of he ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Update: Deadly weekend I-80 crash began with speeder near Altoona

    COLFAX — A Davenport man killed early Sunday morning at the 155 mile marker on Interstate 80 was initially pursed by the Polk County Sheriff’s deputie ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:29 pm
  • Organic certification cost share program deadline Nov. 3

    DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced that $501,500 in cost share is available through a new program designed to help farm ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Iowa DNR releases fishing report

    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report Thursday in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weeke ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Background check policy in place for school volunteers

    During its summer sessions, the Newton Community School District Board of Education changed a number of policies and one in particular will affect par ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Refugees settle in thanks to small farm plots

    DES MOINES (AP) — The rapidly rising demand for locally grown fruits and vegetables has created a robust new market for refugees who fled violence in ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Get to Know Newton Charity Scavenger Hunt is Oct. 18

    The Newton Convention and Visitors Bureau has developed and is sponsoring, in collaboration with the Get to Know Newton Committee, a new and fun way t ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • United Way of Jasper County opens funding process

    Letter of Intent forms for United Way of Jasper County grant funding are now available for the 2015-2016 funding cycle (April 1, 2015-March 31, 2016) ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • NHS Pacesetters sell pink T-shirts for Oct. 10 game

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so order your pink out T-shirt now for the varsity home football game Oct. 10. The NHS Pacesetters are sellin ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Rummage sale at Newton Arboretum

    Project AWAKE will host a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Newton Arboretum, 3000 N. Fourth Ave. E. 
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • CUCC invites public to view documentary Wednesday

    Congregational United Church of Christ, 308 E. Second St. N. in Newton, will gather in the sanctuary at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday to view and discuss “Trigg ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Events

    • The Newton Noon Kiwanis will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton for lunch and a pr ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Lab returns tests on capsules found at Iowa prison

    ROCKWELL CITY — Lab results show hundreds of capsules found at a northern Iowa prison tested negative for any controlled substances.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:47 am
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