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  • Community hosts free meals

    The Salvation Army and area churches are uniting to host a community meal from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at McCann Center.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • IBC hosts AWANA registration night

    The Immanuel Baptist Church will host a registration night for all returning and new Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed club members from 6:30 to 8 p.m. ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • St. Luke UMC hosts blood drive

    St. Luke United Methodist Church is partnering with LifeServe Blood Center to host a blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Main Hall of the ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • Head on accident on Highway 6

    A head-on collision occurred between a car and a cement truck late Tuesday morning east of Newton on Highway 6. Mechanical extrication was used to ext ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Classes back in session

    Students at Aurora Heights Elementary School are prepared to start the school year and embrace this year’s theme of #BrightFuture.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Saving the soil

    PRAIRIE CITY — In the warehouse at Heartland Co-op in Prairie City, Seed Specialist Steve Uhe opened a large vine sack on a wooden pallet. He cupped h ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Continuance filed in Prairie City dog-mauling case

    NEWTON — A hearing for a Prairie City woman accused of leaving a 4-year-old girl unattended with an American Staffordshire dog which attacked the chil ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Players reunite with longtime former coach

    Former Newton Senior High School boys golf members Bruce McCormicle, Sam Billmeyer and Tom Norris reunite with their former golf coach and mentor Jack ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • City transfers parcels to Skiff Medical Center

    With a unanimous vote, the Newton City Council quit claimed eight parcels owned by the city to Skiff Medical Center at its Monday meeting.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • State Fair Winners

    • Gavin Banderhorst of Prairie City placed fifth in junior individual judging; and first place along with teammates Cole Moeller of West Point, Mitche ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Temporary one lane road closure 
across Red Rock Dam

    One lane of T-15 that crosses over the Red Rock Dam will be closed so workers can safely widen that section of road in order to add a turning lane.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Light to to lead Chamber

    Craig Light made it no secret there was something in Newton that he coveted most of all and on Monday morning, he finally got it.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Top dogs strut their stuff at Des Moines Dog Shows

    Nearly 1,800 dogs from 45 states and several foreign countries will compete at the eagerly-anticipated annual Des Moines Dog Shows, Obedience Trials a ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • JCBOH to meet Thursday

    The Jasper County Board of Health will meet at noon Thursday in the County Annex Building. ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Prairie City CRC hosting Kids Funfest Saturday

    Kids Funfest will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Christian Reformed Church, 608 E. Sixth St. in Prairie City, weather permitting. This is for co ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:37 am
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