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  • Trial date reset in dog mauling death case

    NEWTON —The trial for Jena Marie Wright, a 26-year-old Prairie City woman charged with child endangerment causing death and neglect in the April 2013 ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jason K. Anderson, AGE, of Newton is charged with domestic assault causing ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • ATV, snowmobile registrations expire Dec. 31

    Jasper County Recorder Nancy Parrott is reminding citizens that current registrations on ATVs, ORMs, ORVs and snowmobiles expire Dec. 31.  
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Iowa hunting season nears for rabbits, squirrels

    DES MOINES (AP) — Saturday marks the opening day of the annual hunting season for cottontail rabbits as well as fox and gray squirrels.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Newton City Hall to remain open during construction

    Construction will begin at Newton City Hall on Sept. 2 as city streets crews work to repair the broken curb in front of the main entrance to the build ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Genealogy class offered by IGS

    Get started on family history research by taking classes at the Iowa Genealogical Society. Along with a free Beginning Genealogy class offered once a ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Iowa Student Loan launches new $30,000 giveaway for parents

    WEST DES MOINES — Iowa Student Loan is giving parents a boost to their students’ college savings plans with a new $30,000 program running this fall.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Iowa employers to pay less in unemployment taxes

    DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa employers will pay less in unemployment taxes in 2015 due to strong economic gains in the state, Gov. Terry Branstad said Monda ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Hard to swallow? Burger King may move to Canada

    NEW YORK — Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Conover elected as national angus delegate

    Allen K. Conover of Baxter was elected as a delegate to the 131th Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates Nov. 6 at the KCI Expo Cen ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Farm ownership loan application deadline Sept. 30

    DES MOINES — The U.S. Department of Agriculture Iowa Farm Service Agency announced Monday that farmers and ranchers still have time to apply for low i ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • Mourners urge black Americans to take action

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown — recalling him as a “gentle giant,” aspiring rapper and recent high ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • ISA to showcase research, benefits at Farm Progress Show

    Farmers are invited to learn more about on-farm trial results from across the state and the latest environmental programs and practices at the Iowa So ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • Trial set in fake 'Twilight' actor case

    A California man accused of sexually abusing a minor while pretending to be a Hollywood actor pleaded not guilty to additional charges Monday morning.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • 'Hike with a Ranger' set for Sept. 21

    The Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge will host “Hike with a Ranger” from 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge, located at 9981 Pa ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:28 am
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