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  • Carpenter wants to continue representing county

    Dennis Carpenter first publicly announced his intentions to run again as a member of the Jasper County Board of Supervisors in a less than 45 second s ...
    April 24, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Proposed rail abandonment spurs prospects for rec trail

    It’s a grand vision, interconnecting all of central Iowa by a recreational bike trail system. Former ...
    April 24, 2014 - 11:59 am
  • Phi Theta Kappa Inductees

    Several DMACC Newton Campus students recently were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Beta Gamma Rho chapter. Pictured (from left) are Eden Brierly, Lo ...
    April 24, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • Willowbrook Events Coordinator retires

    Dee Gibbs hugs a participant at Willowbrook Adult Day Center on Friday during her retirement party. Gibbs was the long-time events coordinator for the ...
    April 24, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • Harsh winter results in major increase in water main breaks

    At Newton WaterWorks, employees will remember this past winter for the snow, ice and cold combining for a budget-bursting season of broken water mains ...
    April 24, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Informational I&I program series concludes

    Newton Public Works Director Keith Laube and Public Works Engineering Technician III Joe Grife finished the third and final meeting of the Infiltratio ...
    April 24, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Audit report on Newton school district released

    Nolte, Cornman & Johnson PC recently released an audit report on the Newton Community School District.
    April 24, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Absentee ballots for primary election available today

    Absentee ballots for the upcoming June 3 Jasper County Primary Election will be available beginning today, according to Dennis K. Parrott, Jasper Coun ...
    April 24, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • 'Barn' dance on Friday

    An old-fashioned “barn” dance will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday in the Pella Memorial Building, 829 Broadway St. in Pella.
    April 24, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Retired School Personnel to celebrate spring with luncheon

    The Jasper County Retired School Personnel Association will meet for its annual spring luncheon at noon Tuesday.
    April 24, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Newton Employee Relations Committee to meet

    The Newton Employee Relations Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the Newton City Hall Council Chambers.
    April 24, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Newton YMCA establishes college scholarship; applications due April 30

    Applications for the new Newton YMCA college scholarship are now available.The scholarship was recen ...
    April 24, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • NHS open to view prom decorations on Saturday

    The public viewing for the Newton Senior High School 2014 prom decorations will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
    April 24, 2014 - 11:41 am
  • City to purchase three rental properties through D&D program

    The Newton City Council passed a resolution approving the purchase of real estate at three locations in Newton from William M. and Janet L. Plumb for ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Sheriff’s quarterly report, reserve deputies approved

    Jasper County Sheriff John Halferty had been hinting for awhile that his office needed some more manpower, and on Tuesday, he receive approval to pote ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:44 am
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    What are your thoughts on illegal drug use and distribution in Jasper County?
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