• Elks Lodge donates to Berg

    Jeremy Heaberlin presents a donation on behalf of the Newton Elks Lodge to Tara Zehr for the Berg Middle School Pep Club and the Math Club. The money ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Hirsch pleads guilty to theft from Park Centre

    A former Park Centre employee charged with first-degree theft has pleaded guilty to the felony charge, and a rural Sully man accused of attacking his ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Loebsack praises Van Kooten Farms' use of solar energy

    On Saturday, Rep. Dave Loebsack visited Van Kooten Farms outside of Kellogg to marvel at its two sections of solar panels arrays. Combined, the panel ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:41 am
  • School calendar set for 2014-15

    Whether you loved them, or hated them, early out Wednesdays are now a thing of the past in the Newton Community School District.
    April 15, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Program on sikhism planned for Wednesday

    Congregational United Church of Christ, 308 E. Second St. N. in Newton, will welcome Baljit Virdi of the Iowa Sikh Gurudwara at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.
    April 15, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Bryant to present 'Music for Your Lenten Journey'

    Newton resident and Grinnell College Organist Linda Bryant will present a program of “Music for Your Lenten Journey” at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday in Herric ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Alzheimer's Disease Support Group to meet April 24

    The Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24, one week later than the usual meeting time, in the Newton Village sec ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Republicans to meet

    The Jasper County Republicans and Central Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 28, at Fore Seasons Golf Practice Center, 6232 Highway S. 74 S. ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • BMS releases third-quarter honor roll

    Eighth Grade A Honor RollGavin R. Aalbers, Jaden R. Adams, Jordan N. Banfield, Bethany A. Baumgartne ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • Branstad attends Jasper County Republicans’ trap shoot

    Gov. Terry Branstad made an appearance Saturday afternoon in Newton, when he attended the Jasper County Republicans’ E.K. Shaw Memorial Trap Shoot at ...
    April 14, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • VanWyk new golf director for Oakland Acres Golf Club

    Kristin Van Wyk began golfing at the age of 2, working on her short game on the eleventh green of Oakland Acres Golf Club. Last Monday, Oakland Acres ...
    April 14, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Let it burn

    The Jasper County Conservation Office held a prairie burn Friday evening at Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve. These types of burns aid prairies in a multit ...
    April 14, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Skiff Gala

    Skiff Medical Center CEO Steve Long speaks with Jeff Holschuh and Jane Vest at Saturday’s Skiff Gala. This year’s theme was “Guys in Ties” and the Gal ...
    April 14, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • ‘Virtualization’ for Sheriff’s Office to be discussed at supervisors

    The big topic at Tuesday’s Jasper County Board of Supervisors meeting will be the “virtualization” of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office and the in-ca ...
    April 14, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Hunter Mansion set to open up on Thursday

    One month after Rae Walaska and Dalene Potter put on ‘Mayhem at Mardi Gras’ at Capitol II Theatre, they will be opening The Hunter Mansion Tea Room & ...
    April 14, 2014 - 11:46 am
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