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  • Anti-oil pipeline protest planned to take place in Newton

    Environmental protesters are planning a rally in Newton on Thursday, in response to the proposed 1,100 mile oil pipeline that would go through 17 Iowa ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 5:34 pm
  • Noon Kiwanis to meet Wednesday

    The Newton Noon Kiwanis will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton.
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Ready for School project meeting at library Wednesday

    The Newton Public Library will be assisting in the Iowa Public Television’s Ready for School project, and any organization in Newton that works with y ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Call 811 before digging, so you don’t have to call 911

    Alliant Energy hopes this week, which started with the date 8/11, will serve as a natural reminder for everyone to call 811 before they dig.
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • JCC to host archery shoot at nature preserve Saturday

    The Jasper County Conservation will host a 3-D Archery Fun Shoot Saturday. The shoot will be on the east side of the Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve. Regi ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • Parents want to pay Iowa district for free meals

    DES MOINES (AP) — The Des Moines school district says some parents want to pay for their children’s free meals at school. District food director Sandy ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Personalized and specialty plate applications now available online

    DES MOINES — Iowa vehicle owners purchasing personalized or specialty registration plates are now able to complete the process online. This new online ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams, a brilliant shapeshifter who could channel his frenetic energy into delightful comic characters like “Mrs. Doubtf ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Beginning farmers: applications now open for the SIP

    AMES — Practical Farmers of Iowa is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Savings Incentive Program. The two-year program seeks to help beginni ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • ISA China trade mission explores new opportunities

    ANKENY – Iowa Soybean Association leaders spent the latter half of July in China, strengthening relationships with buyers and exploring new markets to ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • How 'bout them Cowgirls

    DES MOINES — Riders call it “the Queen’s salute.” Contestants for the Iowa State Fair Cowgirl Queen Contest ride the rail inside the Jacobson Exhibiti ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • 'Turning a corner'

    The Grand Masonic Lodge of Iowa A.F. &A.M. held a cornerstone dedication ceremony for the Jasper County Veterans Memorial on Saturday. Masons’ perform ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Poker run, benefit to support Bollhoefer cousins

    Families rally together offering support and encouragement when a family member faces an unusually difficult situation. For the Bollhoefer family, the ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Cruisin’ to Newton

    The first Cruisin’ to Newton event took place Saturday on the Newton square. The next show will take ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • Thunder Nites

    Standing Hampton gave the crowd something to dance to by covering a number of hits from the ’70s and ’80s during Friday’s Thunder Nites event.
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 11:23 am
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