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  • Kelley named 2014 Champion of Renewable Fuels

    DES MOINES — State Rep. Dan Kelley, D-Newton, has been named a 2014 “Champion of Renewable Fuels” by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. 
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Harvest in full swing, report says

    DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented Monday on the Iowa crop progress and condition report released by the USDA National ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Practical Farmers of Iowa reaches out to new farmers

    AMES — Practical Farmers of Iowa’s 2015-2016 Savings Incentive Program applications for beginning or aspiring farmers are now being offered and are du ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Jackson wins county championship

    On any given Saturday, you can hear the sounds of repeated gun shots echo throughout the west side of Newton as members of the Jasper County Gun Club ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Fit for a homecoming king

    The 2014 Newton Senior High School Homecoming King Chris Thorpe plays with the band prior to the varsity game at H.A. Lynn Stadium Friday night. See m ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 1:51 pm
  • Rotary Students of the Month

    Alongside Rotary President Craig Armstrong are September’s Students of the Month, Ben Ellis and Samantha Cutts.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • 65 years and going strong

    Even as the oldest drive-in in Iowa, Valle Drive-In hasn’t seen too many changes in its 65 years.The ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Newton school official downs No Child Left Behind, proud of local results

    The Iowa Department of Education released its Annual Yearly Progress Report Tuesday — which is like its grade card for schools and school districts — ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Supervisors to vote on contract for $55K loan for 911 upgrade

    The final step in a loan agreement needed to make upgrades to the 911 phone system at the Jasper County Law Enforcement Center is set to take place at ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Newton Rotary Club to meet Tuesday

    The Newton Rotary Club will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, 620 S. Eighth Ave. E.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • NHBPS to meet Monday

    The Newton Historical Building Preservation Society will meet at 5 p.m. today at the Newton Public Works Conference Room, 1700 N. Fourth Ave. W.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Academic Achievement

    Buena Vista UniversityThe following students have been named to the dean’s list at Buena Vista Unive ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • JC Republicans host Ernst tonight

    The Jasper County Republicans will welcome U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst to its third block party Monday night.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Lions to meet Tuesday

    The Newton Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Jasper County Senior Center, 702 E. Third St. S. in Newton. 
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Fast and Furriest Dog Run/Walk set for Oct. 4

    The Newton Dog Park Committee will be hosting the Fifth Annual Fast and the Furriest 1.5 mile fun dog run and walk at 8 a.m. Oct. 4. The event will be ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 10:58 am
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