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  • Red Rock areas now open

    Recreation areas at Lake Red Rock that were previously closed due to high lake levels have been reopened. The reopened areas include the South Overloo ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • Annual arts, crafts show set for Sept. 26-28

    The 11th Annual Arts & Crafts Show is set for Sept. 26-28 at the Varied Industries Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • Online donations for Skiff Foundation now available

    Giving back to the local medical community is now that much easier, thanks to the recent availability of online donations to the Skiff Foundation thro ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • Summer photo hike at wildlife refuge

    Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge will host a fall photo hike from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday. This program is free and open to the public.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:33 am
  • Faulconer Gallery celebrates 15th anniversary

    GRINNELL — The Faulconer Gallery at Grinnell College will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a reception on Sept. 26 and other weekend events. The re ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • iPad, LinkedIn classes planned at library

    iPad Basics Class Join us for an iPad Basics class in the Newton Public Library meeting room at 6 p. ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • Academic Achievement

    AIB College of BusinessKayla Vanderlaan of Newton has been honored as a presidential scholar at AIB ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Progress reports issued to NHS students

    Mid-term progress reports were issued to Newton Senior High School students today.Parents of freshme ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Newton Seed Store to be demolished

    Gary and Connie Grimes will be closing the doors of the Newton Seed Store after the Newton City Council approved a resolution to buy the property at M ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 12:40 pm
  • Newton Opera Guild Hosts Luncheon

    The Newton Chapter of the Des Moines Metro Opera Guild Council recently hosted the Council’s Annual Appreciation Luncheon for the Opera staff at the h ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • UL, LG donate to Newton FFA

    The Newton UL office in cooperation with LG recently donated a 42-inch LG television to the Newton FFA Chapter for use in the agriculture classroom. “ ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Wittemberg landmarks gain Underground Railroad designation

    Two Jasper County landmarks that served as a sanctuary for escaped slaves in the 1850s and 1860s have gained inclusion into the National Underground R ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • Child care center to open at former Cardinal Hills location

    A new child care center is opening at the former Cardinal Hills Pro Shop. The Gingerbread House Preschool and Childcare Center will serve children fro ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Hike with a ranger at Neal Smith Sunday

    Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge will host a special ranger-led hike from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the refuge in Prairie City.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Regular hours return to Prairie Learning and Visitor Center

    While heating and cooling issues have not been fixed, the cooler fall weather is allowing the Neal Smith NWR Prairie Learning and Visitor Center to re ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:46 am
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