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  • Newton school board elects new leaders

    After two years at the helm, Andy Elbert turned over his gavel to Sheri Benson, who will now serve as the president of the Newton Community School Dis ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • Park Board discusses future of Westwood Golf Course clubhouse

    The future of the clubhouse at Westwood Golf Course was heavily discussed at Newton’s Park Board meeting on Wednesday at the Newton Arboretum. Options ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • Iowa Biodiesel hosting GOP event in Newton

    Iowa biodiesel producers and soybean farmers will host Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and U.S. Senate hopeful Joni Ernst at Newton’s REG, ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • Use caution during harvest season

    Harvest time has arrived. To drivers this means there will be large slow moving equipment on the roadways.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Fees waived on National Public Lands Day Sept. 27

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will waive day use fees at its more than 2,200 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in recognition ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Lawsuit alleges Templeton Rye misled customers

    DES MOINES — A Chicago law firm is suing Templeton Rye, alleging that the Iowa company broke consumer protection laws and misled drinkers with stories ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Guide Rock woman gets life after murder conviction

    HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) - A Guide Rock woman has been sentenced to life in prison for killing her boyfriend's 68-year-old mother. Shelley Casterline, 41, ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Vehicle driven by police chief hits woman

    DAVENPORT — The Iowa State Patrol is investigating a crash in which a vehicle driven by Davenport’s police chief hit a woman in a wheelchair. The inci ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • School bus driver hospitalized after Iowa crash

    ARLINGTON — An eastern Iowa school bus driver was sent to the hospital following a crash Monday, with no students aboard.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Woman, 2 children flee fire at Waterloo home

    WATERLOO — A woman and two children have safely escaped from flames that damaged the kitchen of their home in Waterloo. Waterloo fire battalion chief ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Iowa bars Tesla Motors from offering test drives

    DES MOINES — The Iowa Transportation Department has told Tesla Motors to stop offering test drives. The department said the test drives were illegal b ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Newton man threatens to sue county over salt on roads

    Max Rabourn’s effort to get the City of Newton and Jasper County to stop using salt on the roads in his neighborhood resulted in him making an unannou ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Fall classes to being at the Hephzibah House

    The Hephzibah House in Newton is getting ready to start its fall class schedule in October.Classes, ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • JCLWV to celebrate anniversary

    The Jasper County League of Women Voters will be celebrating the 80th anniversary of the local unit at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Newton Arboretum.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Farmers Market wraps up with bountiful selection

    The Newton Farmers Market season will come to a close next Tuesday.The market, which runs from the f ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:39 am
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