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  • Easter Egg Hunts

    Sophia Robesen, 2, of Newton spots a surprise left by the Easter Bunny during a community Easter egg hunt Saturday at Newton Health Care Center. This ...
    April 21, 2014 - 1:35 pm
  • Halferty to present quarterly report, reserve deputies list to supervisors

    Jasper County Sheriff John Halferty will present his office’s quarterly report for approval to the Jasper County Board of Supervisors at Tuesday’s mee ...
    April 21, 2014 - 1:19 pm
  • Moo’s BBQ opens Tuesday at 11 a.m.

    Moo’s BBQ held a soft opening on Saturday for 150 Newton citizens to try out Moo’s before the grand opening Tuesday. Moo’s will be open from 11 a.m. t ...
    April 21, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • VFW celebrates 85 years

    Left: World War II veterans Bob Thorson, Dave Young and Bob Wickett eat cake and ice cream with Leah Rucker Main, daughter of 1930-33 Newton VFW Post ...
    April 21, 2014 - 1:38 pm
  • Newton National Day of Prayer Breakfast set for May 1

    A number of area churches are sponsoring the Newton National Day of Prayer Breakfast from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 1, at the DMACC Conference Cent ...
    April 21, 2014 - 1:18 pm
  • Newton Noon Kiwanis to meet Wednesday

    The Newton Noon Kiwanis will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at St Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton, for lunch ...
    April 21, 2014 - 1:18 pm
  • Newton Rotary Club to meet

    The Newton Rotary Club will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the DMACC Newton Campus upstairs banquet room.
    April 21, 2014 - 1:18 pm
  • Kellogg Lions Club pancake breakfast May 3

    The May 3 pancake breakfast will be served by the Kellogg Lions Club from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Amboy Grange Hall.
    April 21, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Blood drive set for May 10 in Monroe

    A blood drive is planned for 7:15 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at the United Methodist Church, 407 N. Monroe in Monroe.
    April 21, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Free meal, program for veterans on May 6

    Jasper County Veterans Affairs and Wallace Family Funeral Home & Crematory will thank local veterans by hosting a free meal and program at 5:30 p.m. T ...
    April 21, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • McNeer charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with Petro death

    Matthew A. McNeer, 29, of Newton has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Steven Petro after an autopsy report i ...
    April 21, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • Fire official: Arson likely cause of Newburg fire

    Newburg - Arson is the suspected cause of a fire that broke out this morning in a mobile home in Newburg, eight miles northwest of Grinnell.
    April 21, 2014 - 1:28 pm
  • Newton’s school enrollment steady; has potential to grow according to study

    If even more employment opportunities develop in the City of Newton, the Newton Community School District could go from “being stable” to a growing di ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Newton Math Department

    On Wednesday, April 16, 16 students traveled to the Little Hawkeye Math Competition at Central College.  
    April 18, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • YPJC sponsoring showing of 'Despicable Me' today

    The Young Professionals of Jasper County will sponsor a free showing of “Despicable Me” at 1 p.m. today at the Capitol II Theatre.
    April 18, 2014 - 11:53 am
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