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    • The Newton Public Library Board will have its monthly meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday in the boardroom of the library.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Iowa agency investigates report of cougar

    EVANSDALE — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is warning people to stay away from potentially dangerous wildlife after an Evansdale woman said ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Owners of closed group in Marion arrested

    MARION — The owners of a closed elder group home in Marion have been arrested on several charges, including neglect and abandonment of a dependent per ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Groundbreaking held for Sioux City museum

    SIOUX CITY — The Children’s Museum of Siouxland in Sioux City has broken ground after a decade of planning.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Republicans hope for congressional sweep in Iowa

    CEDAR FALLS — The politically savvy state of Iowa prides itself on purple voting, boasting a congressional delegation evenly divided between Democrats ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Man in Iowa City standoff sentenced for drugs

    IOWA CITY — A 44-year-old man involved in an Iowa City standoff has been given nearly 32 years in prison for his 10th federal drug conviction. Prosecu ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • 2 men charged in Des Moines infant death case

    DES MOINES — Two men have been charged in connection with the death of a baby boy who was run over in his child seat in a Des Moines driveway.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Identity of fatal four wheeler rollover victim released

    The Jasper County Sheriff's office reported this afternoon that 49-year-old William Clark, of Collins, was the man fatally injured Wednesday after a f ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 1:54 pm
  • Potential franchise fees hot topic for city council

    Concerned citizens and businesses turned out to voice their opinions on a proposed franchise fee for electric and natural gas utilities at Monday’s Ne ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • School district to acquire new property

    Rumors have already been running red hot on the Newton Community School District’s future configuration, and several decisions made at Tuesday’s board ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • County employees, officials insurance rates set for 2015

    Last year, Jasper County saw its employee and elected officials insurance rates jump from $153,348 per month to $171,058.69 per month, an 11.48 percen ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • BBBS awarded $1,000 grant for Jasper County Program

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa has received a $1,000 donation for their community-based mentoring program in Jasper County.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • First Avenue art for sale

    As the first year of the First Avenue of Sculpture & Art is coming to an end, the scupltures that many have enjoyed throughout the year are now for sa ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Newton pastor pens book

    “If God Won Our Elections” is a book that takes a look at the relationship between church and state and what the Bible has to say on the subject.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • UAW retirees donate to food pantry

    UAW 997 Retiree Committee Vice President Steve Hartz (left) and Treasurer Carmen Vander Leest make a donation to the Salvation Army food pantry at thi ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:57 am
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