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  • EPA still hasn’t made a decision on the 2014 RFS

    Although most of the year has already passed, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency still hasn’t made a final decision on the 2014 Renewable Fuel S ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • All-city Band Night

    Jocelyn Sheets/Daily NewsBand members from Woodrow Wilson and Aurora Heights Elementary Schools (at ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • Man sentenced to 10 years in teen’s death

    A Newton man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for vehicular homicide in the death of a local teenager.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • Newton school district could be debt free in 2 years

    In two years the Newton Community School District could become free of any outstanding debt obligations, according to Superintendent Bob Callaghan.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Newton holds strategic plan meeting

    Action items and “big, hairy, audacious goals” were discussed at the strategic plan meeting for the Newton City Council and department directors Monda ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • NSNWR to host Bison Day Saturday

    Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge is hosting its annual Bison Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. All ages are welcome to spend a day on the prairi ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • Noon Kiwanis to meet Wednesday

    The Newton Noon Kiwanis will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton for lunch and a prog ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • Academic Achievement

    Des Moines Area Community CollegeSeveral Des Moines Area Community College area students received sc ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Williams graduates basic training

    Army Pvt. Mitchell Williams has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. 
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Paraoptometrics recognized for excellent patient care

    The American Optometric Association recently recognized Sept. 14-20 as Paraoptometric Recognition Week. Now in its twelfth year, the recognition week ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • Vernon recognized as one of industry's 50 Most Powerful People

    NEWTON – Chris Vernon, MAS, President and Co-CEO of The Vernon Company, has been recognized among the Counselor’s Power 50, the annual ranking of the ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • Jackson wins county championship

    On any given Saturday, you can hear the sounds of repeated gun shots echo throughout the west side of Newton as members of the Jasper County Gun Club ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Fit for a homecoming king

    The 2014 Newton Senior High School Homecoming King Chris Thorpe plays with the band prior to the varsity game at H.A. Lynn Stadium Friday night. See m ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 1:51 pm
  • Rotary Students of the Month

    Alongside Rotary President Craig Armstrong are September’s Students of the Month, Ben Ellis and Samantha Cutts.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • 65 years and going strong

    Even as the oldest drive-in in Iowa, Valle Drive-In hasn’t seen too many changes in its 65 years.The ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:22 am
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