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  • Warm clothing drive planned at Newton Library

    Warm Clothing Drive The Newton Public Library will be conducting a Warm Clothing Drive Oct. 1-15. Do ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Newton Fire Department goes pink

    “If you see the Fire Department in October, we’re going to be in pink,” said Rick Norrish, firefighter and paramedic. The Newton Fire Department will ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Special education reform met with strong opposition

    DES MOINES — One size doesn’t fit all is the argument Iowa educators and educational advocates are making to a proposal from the Iowa Board of Educati ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • Flu shots available for the start of flu season

    With the cold and flu season rapidly approaching, flu shots and sprays are starting to be offered at local businesses as well as through the school. N ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Local tumblers compete at AAU National Junior Olympics

    MAT Tumbling/Trampoline team finished the 2013-2014 competitive season traveling to Des Moines to compete at the AAU National Junior Olympics in the H ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Child care provider pleads to lesser charge

    A Newton child care provider has pleaded guilty to child endangerment and was sentenced to two years of probation.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • Newton school board elects new leaders

    After two years at the helm, Andy Elbert turned over his gavel to Sheri Benson, who will now serve as the president of the Newton Community School Dis ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • Park Board discusses future of Westwood Golf Course clubhouse

    The future of the clubhouse at Westwood Golf Course was heavily discussed at Newton’s Park Board meeting on Wednesday at the Newton Arboretum. Options ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • Iowa Biodiesel hosting GOP event in Newton

    Iowa biodiesel producers and soybean farmers will host Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and U.S. Senate hopeful Joni Ernst at Newton’s REG, ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • Use caution during harvest season

    Harvest time has arrived. To drivers this means there will be large slow moving equipment on the roadways.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Fees waived on National Public Lands Day Sept. 27

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will waive day use fees at its more than 2,200 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in recognition ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Newton man threatens to sue county over salt on roads

    Max Rabourn’s effort to get the City of Newton and Jasper County to stop using salt on the roads in his neighborhood resulted in him making an unannou ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Fall classes to being at the Hephzibah House

    The Hephzibah House in Newton is getting ready to start its fall class schedule in October.Classes, ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • JCLWV to celebrate anniversary

    The Jasper County League of Women Voters will be celebrating the 80th anniversary of the local unit at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Newton Arboretum.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Farmers Market wraps up with bountiful selection

    The Newton Farmers Market season will come to a close next Tuesday.The market, which runs from the f ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:39 am
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    What should be done with the Westwood Golf Course clubhouse facility?
    Tear it down and build new.
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