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  • Trial in 31-year-old Copper Dollar Ranch case moved out of Jasper County

    The double first-degree murder trial in the 31-year-old Copper Dollar Ranch homicide case will not be held in Jasper County.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Smoke on the Mountain prepping for September debut

    Since the first of July, the First Christian Church of Newton has been hard at work getting ready for their upcoming musical comedy, “Smoke on the Mou ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Local GOP hosts speakers at block party

    The Jasper County Republicans held its second block party on Monday night.The group obtained a permi ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Two Newton churches work in Winnebago

    From July 5 - 12, members of First Presbyterian Church of Newton, United Presbyterian Church of Newton and First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn went ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • United Way of Jasper County names new executive director

    The United Way of Jasper County will have a new face beginning Sept. 3. Jessica Lowe, of Newton, has been named the incoming Executive Director at the ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • District updating more policies in response to LaVera

    The fallout from a California man’s visits to several Newton schools continues to affect policymaking within the Newton Community School District.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • New vet memorial sparks courthouse parking debate

    Although the Jasper County Veteran Memorial was dedicated last month, issues of miscommunication on the project came to the forefront at Tuesday’s Jas ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • McVey to perform at Park Centre

    Jake McVey will sing at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Park Centre Garden Room.McVey is a country western sin ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Warner reunion Sept. 13

    The Warner family reunion is set for 4 to 11 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Maytag Park west shelter house. ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Jasper County, Newton close to being Skilled Iowa Communities

    Both Jasper County and the City of Newton are only 80 people away from becoming two of the largest Skilled Iowa Communities in the state of Iowa.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • State Fair winners

    • AJC Berkshires of Baxter received first place in the purebred truckload division and Champion Purebred Truckload at the the Hawkeye Market Swine sho ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Water board meets Friday

    The Newton Water Board meets at noon Friday at the Newton Water Treatment Plant for its regular monthly board meeting.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Tepe's artwork on display at Uncle Nancy's

    Artist Beth Tepe of Newton is showing her paintings and pottery through Sept. 17 at Uncle Nancy’s in downtown Newton.  
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Farmers' Almanac predicts another nasty winter

    LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The folks at the Farmers’ Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past n ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Iowa City board OKs student sex offender placement

    IOWA CITY (AP) — The Iowa City Community School Board has approved the school placement of a student who is required to register as a sex offender. Th ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:18 am
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