• SSMID meets Wednesday

    Newton Downtown SSMID will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 10 at the Newton Public Works Building, 1700 N. Fourth Ave. W.
    April 7, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • JC Democrats to meet Thursday

    The Jasper County Democratic Central Committee will have a central committee meeting at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10 in the Garden Room at Park Centr ...
    April 7, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Free financial education information at ACU

    Advantage Credit Union is hosting a Money Smart Week®event with financial education tips and brochures during the week of April 7, one of more than 3, ...
    April 7, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Plant, grow, fly - Blank Park Zoo introducing a state-wide initiative

    Iowa’s Blank Park Zoo is teaming up with 10 organizations to introduce Plant.Grow.Fly., a conservation initiative to bring back native pollinators. Th ...
    April 7, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • New loan officer joins Advantage Credit Union team

    Advantage Credit Union recently announced Kirk Ringgenberg has joined ACU in the position of loan officer.  
    April 7, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Jasper County Historical Museum wins ‘golden’ award

    The Jasper County Historical Museum is known for preserving and promoting the county’s rich history and on Tuesday, it was recognized in an awards cer ...
    April 4, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Moore found string of luck before, after deployment

    Francis R. Moore has always felt he had a string of luck with his time of the service during World War II.
    April 4, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Art displayed at state historical building

    Four Berg Elementary Art students recently had their artwork on display at the Youth Art Month Show at the Iowa State Historical Society Building and ...
    April 4, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Edwards motion to suppress urine sample overruled

    Late last month, a Jasper County District Court judge overruled a defense motion regarding a Newton man’s urine sample taken after Iowa’s implied cons ...
    April 4, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Education provides Afghanistan-native opportunities

    Drew Schumann remembers vividly the day he met his future foster daughter — Omolbanin Rezaie, 18, who goes by Banin in the states ­— five years ago in ...
    April 4, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Berg Students of the Month

    The eighth-grade Students of the Month at Berg Middle School were (front row) Ross Hull, Brandon Dewes, Dalton Pauley, Madison Zeman, Tory Church, (ba ...
    April 4, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Brock pleads guilty to sexual exploitation, lascivious acts

    A Newton man charged with seven counts stemming from an alleged child pornography operation found in his home last summer has pleaded guilty to two fe ...
    April 4, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Three children removed from home after Colfax drug bust

    Wednesday evening, three children were removed from a Colfax home after authorities executed a search warrant and discovered illegal drugs and drug pa ...
    April 8, 2014 - 5:04 pm
  • Newton City Council to have first reading on ordinances regarding I&I program, uncontrolled intersections

    The Newton City Council meeting on Monday will highlight the first reading of two ordinances based off of presentations given by Newton Public Works D ...
    April 4, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Monthly potluck at JCSCC

    The Jasper County Senior Citizens Center and Golden Agers Club will host a monthly potluck beginning at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the center at 702 E. Third ...
    April 4, 2014 - 11:15 am
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