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  • Franchise fee hike could pave the way for street improvements

    The Newton city administrator is proposing a 5 percent increase on gas and electric bills as a possible revenue source for infrastructure and maintena ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • Teachers become students at REG

    Twelve middle school science teachers from central Iowa visited REG Newton on Tuesday to learn about the biodiesel process, future careers opportuniti ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • Club Notes

    DAR The Grinnell chapter of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution met July 12 at the home of Mel ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • A Fair Time

    Demi and Dakota Osborn of Newton tend to their animals after feeding them Tuesday afternoon at the Jasper County Fairgrounds. The sisters are members ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:14 pm
  • Grace Church holding Mission Explorers vacation bible school

    All aboard at Grace International Airport for Grace Church’s vacation bible school, mission Explorers.
    July 23, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • Local attorney irked by county's hold music

    The Jasper County Board of Supervisors has dealt with a range of issues recently from road conditions to conditions around waterways. Now, Mingo attor ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Local author reading at NPL today

    The Newton Public Library will be hosting Iowa Christian fiction author and Jasper County native Sheryl Carter at 2 p.m. today in the library meeting ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • Newton Main Street to host social hour at First Ave. Speakeasy

    Newton Main Street will host a social hour from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the First Ave. Speakeasy, 109 First Ave. W. in Newton.
    July 23, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Skiff board to meet Thursday

    The Skiff Medical Center Board of Trustees will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Skiff board conference room.
    July 23, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Beatles tribute band The Return to play in Marshalltown

    Beatles tribute band The Return will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 in the Marshalltown High School auditorium.
    July 23, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Sweet Corn Feed in Prairie City Aug. 2

    The eighth annual free Prairie City Sweet Corn Feed will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 2 at Garden Square in Prairie City.
    July 23, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Newton Civil Service Commission to meet

    The Newton Civil Service Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Newton City Hall Council Chambers.
    July 23, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Loebsack encourages students to apply for fall internships

    U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack has announced his office is accepting applications from Iowa college students to participate in a Congressional internship pro ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Drivers dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge

    GRIMES — The five D’s of dodgeball included drivers Tuesday.NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers Ty Dill ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:21 pm
  • Thorpe accepts new position in Dallas

    The Rev. John A. Thorpe will soon be leaving St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Newton. Thorpe has be ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:07 am
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