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  • Saving the soil

    PRAIRIE CITY — In the warehouse at Heartland Co-op in Prairie City, Seed Specialist Steve Uhe opened a large vine sack on a wooden pallet. He cupped h ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Continuance filed in Prairie City dog-mauling case

    NEWTON — A hearing for a Prairie City woman accused of leaving a 4-year-old girl unattended with an American Staffordshire dog which attacked the chil ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Players reunite with longtime former coach

    Former Newton Senior High School boys golf members Bruce McCormicle, Sam Billmeyer and Tom Norris reunite with their former golf coach and mentor Jack ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • City transfers parcels to Skiff Medical Center

    With a unanimous vote, the Newton City Council quit claimed eight parcels owned by the city to Skiff Medical Center at its Monday meeting.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • State Fair Winners

    • Gavin Banderhorst of Prairie City placed fifth in junior individual judging; and first place along with teammates Cole Moeller of West Point, Mitche ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Temporary one lane road closure 
across Red Rock Dam

    One lane of T-15 that crosses over the Red Rock Dam will be closed so workers can safely widen that section of road in order to add a turning lane.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Light to to lead Chamber

    Craig Light made it no secret there was something in Newton that he coveted most of all and on Monday morning, he finally got it.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • JCBOH to meet Thursday

    The Jasper County Board of Health will meet at noon Thursday in the County Annex Building. ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Prairie City CRC hosting Kids Funfest Saturday

    Kids Funfest will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Christian Reformed Church, 608 E. Sixth St. in Prairie City, weather permitting. This is for co ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Scrimmages this week

    The NCMP Aquagirls have a scrimmage swim meet Tuesday at Maytag Pool. The swimming events begin at 5 p.m. There will also be several diving events.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Thomas Jefferson introducing new traffic policies

    Traffic jams at drop-off and pick-up times at Thomas Jefferson Elementary has become a common occurrence over the last few years, and now principal Li ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • Buses back on the roads

    When students in the Newton Community School District return to classes on Tuesday, it will also mark the return of school buses to the roads. More ve ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Peck children enjoy sculpture tour

    Children from Peck Child Development Center recently took an art/sculpture tour led by Linda Klepinger of the Centre for Arts & Artists. The tour incl ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Final summer weekend events draw a crowd

    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • City seeks citizen input with online surveys

    As a part of the two year check of Newton’s Comprehensive Plan, the city is hosting two online surveys on its website.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:17 am
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    Reader Poll

    Do you think Newton schools should revert back to neighborhood schools?