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  • New sidewalk installed at city hall

    Over the past few weeks, work took place in front of the Newton City Hall to help direct traffic between the city offices and the police department.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Parent survey gives mixed results on neighborhood schools

    Building configuration has been a contentious issue within Newton ever since the Newton Community School District moved away from the neighborhood sch ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:29 am
  • Change of venue granted for Supino in Copper Dollar Ranch murder case

    Attorneys for Theresa “Terri” Supino filed for a change of venue Tuesday for her double first-degree murder trial in the 31-year-old Copper Dollar Ran ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Pediatrician/internist to join NewCare Health Services this fall

    Jennifer Paisley, M.D., has accepted an offer to join NewCare Health Services.Paisley is currently f ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • New group hopes to help local homeless

    Earlier this year, there was a destitute woman living in the gazebo at Searland Park and a number of citizens were displaced when the city had to cond ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • Branstad appoints Relph District Court Judge

    DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad appointed Dustria Ann Relph District Court Judge in the Fifth Judicial District Wednesday. 
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Academic Achievement

    Miranda Rice, of Lynnville, received a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology and health at the end of the 2014 summer term at Iowa State Universit ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • ACT, SAT prep materials available at library

    The Newton Public Library has its very own “yellow brick road” called Learning Express Library for those seeking electronic resources providing tutori ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • PEO Chapter AO to meet

    PEO Chapter AO will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Barbara Woythaler.  Refreshments will ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Ex-lawmaker pleads guilty in GOP caucuses case

    DES MOINES (AP) — A former Iowa lawmaker has pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from his switch of support from one Republican candidate for p ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • OWLS Garden Grillout

    The Jasper County Conservation Board will be hosting its monthly Older, Wiser, Livelier Seniors program. The OWLS program is a conservation program th ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Manure spill traced to Jasper County hog facility

    LAUREL (AP) — Iowa regulators are investigating a hog manure spill in Jasper County, south of Laurel.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • Newton man earns recognition for fine art

    "Typewriter Girl" is a large scale charcoal drawing centering on a female writer in mid thought. This is a piece about creativity and the cross that o ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • 'Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show' coming to Civic Center

    DES MOINES – The Oak Ridge Boys will take the Des Moines Civic Center stage for one night only as they bring their limited tour, “The Oak Ridge Boys C ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:06 pm
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    Do you think Newton schools should revert back to neighborhood schools?