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  • SSMID Board to meet

    The Newton Downtown SSMID Board will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Newton Public Works building, 1700 N. Fourth Ave. W. Agenda items include revi ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Progress Industries celebrates Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week

    Progress Industries is celebrating National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week this week in an effort to honor individuals who provide supp ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Ferguson city council says it plans review board

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Ferguson City Council, set to meet Tuesday for the first time since the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a w ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Des Moines to use flags to honor 9/11 victims

    DES MOINES (AP) — The city of Des Moines plans on placing more than 3,200 flags near a popular lake to honor victims of 9/11.
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Iowa man charged with hate crime in dog attack

    DES MOINES (AP) — A Des Moines resident was arrested and charged with a hate crime after his dog attacked another man, police say.
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Vos serves as Northwestern College staff

    ORANGE CITY — Mikayla Vos was among 39 Northwestern College students who were on the orientation staff to begin the new school year.
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Loebsack representative to hold office hours

    Congressman Dave Loebsack’s representative Amelia Schoeneman will host open office hours from 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 16 at Uncle Nancy’s Coffeehouse & Ea ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Prosecutor: No charges against trooper in drowning

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper will not face criminal charges for the death of an Iowa man who drowned while in the trooper ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • ISA board elects 2015 officers

    Six farmers were elected to leadership positions at the Sept. 4 meeting of the Iowa Soybean Association board of directors. 
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • ISU hosts Farmland Owners Workshop Friday

    Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a Farmland Owners Workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at its office in Altoona, 1625 Adventur ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Iowa officials say pheasant population rebounding

    DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa’s pheasant population has rebounded, with the latest annual count of the birds showing the highest numbers since 2008, accordin ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Largest corn waste-to-ethanol facility launches

    DES MOINES (AP) — The world’s largest refinery that turns corn plant waste into ethanol began production Wednesday in Iowa, and many national and inte ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • SIAC recommends school board turn Emerson Hough back into elementary school

    The School Improvement Advisory Committee — the group tasked with advising the Newton Community School District Board of Education — advised the board ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 9:06 pm
  • New look, better drainage for curb south of Skiff

    For nearly a month crews have been working on reshaping the street as well as making the curbs more aesthetically pleasing on North Fourth Avenue East ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Missing monarchs

    PRAIRIE CITY — Amid a push to grant the monarch butterfly endangered species protection, the rapid decline of the monarch population was evident at a ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 5:53 pm
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