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  • Branstad orders flags at half-staff for 9/11 anniversary

    DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad ordered all flags in the state to be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday to honor those who perishe ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • School board further modifies policies regarding outside resources

    One teacher conveyed her concerns over several recently proposed policy revisions within the Newton Community School District.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Crews free man trapped in grain bin

    A man escaped without serious injury after being trapped in a grain bin at a home south of Newton on Tuesday.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • Small Town Superheros closes out Thunder Nites

    Wrapping up the Thunder Nites concert schedule is Small Town Superheroes, a central Iowa group that formed in 2006. The ’80s and ’90s cover band will ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Supervisors approve $55K loan for 911 phone system

    In an attempt to upgrade the 911 phone system at the Jasper County Law Enforcement Center — which houses the county’s jail, dispatch and sheriff’s off ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • Nature Tots program at refuge Saturday

    Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to bring their favorite adult from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday and join a refuge naturalist for stories, the outdoor ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church welcomes new education director

    A new recruit from Florida has joined the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newton. Joe Fey is the new director of Lifelong Faith Formation in the Relig ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Downed line causes power outage

    A storm related power outage caused more than 1,000 Newton residents to lose power Tuesday night.All ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • Energy assistance available to low-income homes

    Applications will be taken starting Nov. 3 for the 2014-2015 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. This program is funded by the Department of He ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Benefit for Cormeny family set for Friday

    A benefit auction for Teresa L. (Bos) Cormeny is planned for 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the American Legion in Newton.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Culver's hosting car show, 1950s celebration

    Culver’s of Newton invites the public to celebrate the 1950s by dressing up and visiting Culver’s during its car show from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Prescription Drug Take-Back Day set for Sept. 27

    The Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 27 and individuals may dispose of unuse ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Art on display at library

    Mosaics by Marilyn Terlouw of Newton are on display at the Newton Public Library during the month of September.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Sierra Club endorses Kelley for Iowa House

    The Iowa Chapter of the Sierra Club today announced its endorsement of Dan Kelley in the election for the House of Representatives’ District 29.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Kellogg UMC hosts ice cream social Thursday

    Kellogg United Methodist Church will host its Fall Ice Cream Social from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the fellowship hall of the church, 417 Second St. ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 10:49 am
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    If the election was today, who would have your vote for Iowa Governor?
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