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  • The Lost Bird Project film and art event

    Jasper County Conservation Board and the Centre for Arts and Artists will host a showing of the documentary film, The Lost Bird Project, at 10 a.m. We ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • College bound students share career ambitions

    DES MOINES — State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald announced 85 percent of the children that have participated in the College Savings Iowa’s annual State ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Theisen’s More for Your Community Grant applications due Aug. 31

    The 2014 Theisen’s More for Your Community Grants are due Aug. 31. This year, a record $200,000 in t ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Iowa governor candidates meet for first debate

    DES MOINES (AP) — Republican Gov. Terry Branstad presented himself as an experienced workhorse while Democratic challenger Jack Hatch pledged to bring ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Download free music with library card

    Download Free MusicDownload and own songs from the extensive Freegal database! Up to three songs per ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Serious tractor accident in Prairie City

    PRAIRIE CITY--Two people were seriously injured around 3 p.m. this afternoon after a pickup truck collided with the rear end of a tractor while travel ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 5:02 pm
  • Iowa lawmakers show support for $380M hydroelectric project

    PELLA — Iowa’s efforts to remain one of the nation’s largest consumers and generators of renewable energies received a more than a quarter billion dol ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Baxter couple keeps state fair tradition since 1946

    DES MOINES —During the height of the Great Depression, the Iowa State Fair held the third of four head-on locomotive collisions. It’s a pretty well-do ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • New teachers welcomed by local businesses at luncheon

    New teachers to the Newton Community School District and the Newton Christian School were welcomed at a luncheon hosted by the members of the Greater ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Veterans honored in parade

    Pearl Harbor survivors Leland Lester, of Colfax, and Clarence Pfundeller, of Greenfield, ride a car during the Veteran’s Parade at the Iowa State Fair ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:33 am
  • Maytag Pool closes Monday, Dog swim Tuesday

    The Maytag Pool will be closing on Monday for the season. On Tuesday, the annual doggie swim will he ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • JCSCC to host monthly bluegrass jam, potluck

    The Jasper County Senior Citizens Center, 702 E. Third St. S., will have its monthly bluegrass music jam session and potluck beginning at noon Saturda ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Local artists' work on display at FNNB

    Local artists Amy Finchum and Martina Holmes will be exhibiting their works at First Newton National Bank through Sept. 30.
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • JCC to host Deer Days

    Jasper County Conservation is hosting Deer Days Monday at the Izaak Walton League in Newton. The public is invited to bring a child ages 11-16 to lear ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Lighter sentences sought for some business crimes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of nonviolent drug offende ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:08 am
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