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  • Man pronounced dead after four wheeler rollover

    JASPER COUNTY — A Jasper County man was pronounced dead at the scene Wednesday after an ATV he was operating rolled on a B-level road near t ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 5:17 pm
  • Newton pastor pens book

    “If God Won Our Elections” is a book that takes a look at the relationship between church and state and what the Bible has to say on the sub ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • First Avenue art for sale

    As the first year of the First Avenue of Sculpture & Art is coming to an end, the scupltures that many have enjoyed throughout the year are ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • BBBS awarded $1,000 grant for Jasper County Program

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa has received a $1,000 donation for their community-based mentoring program in Jasper County.“A cons ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • UAW retirees donate to food pantry

    UAW 997 Retiree Committee Vice President Steve Hartz (left) and Treasurer Carmen Vander Leest make a donation to the Salvation Army food pan ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:57 am
  • Warriors toss Cardinals on Senior Night

    Sydney Hemann walked across the volleyball court with her parents, Tim and Kari Hemann, just before Newton High’s final regular-season match ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:00 pm
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  • Man pronounced dead after four wheeler rollover

    JASPER COUNTY — A Jasper County man was pronounced dead at the scene Wednesday after an ATV he was operating rolled on a B-level road near the border ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 5:17 pm
  • Potential franchise fees hot topic for city council

    Concerned citizens and businesses turned out to voice their opinions on a proposed franchise fee for electric and natural gas utilities at Monday’s Ne ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • School district to acquire new property

    Rumors have already been running red hot on the Newton Community School District’s future configuration, and several decisions made at Tuesday’s board ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • County employees, officials insurance rates set for 2015

    Last year, Jasper County saw its employee and elected officials insurance rates jump from $153,348 per month to $171,058.69 per month, an 11.48 percen ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • BBBS awarded $1,000 grant for Jasper County Program

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa has received a $1,000 donation for their community-based mentoring program in Jasper County.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • First Avenue art for sale

    As the first year of the First Avenue of Sculpture & Art is coming to an end, the scupltures that many have enjoyed throughout the year are now for sa ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Newton pastor pens book

    “If God Won Our Elections” is a book that takes a look at the relationship between church and state and what the Bible has to say on the subject.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • UAW retirees donate to food pantry

    UAW 997 Retiree Committee Vice President Steve Hartz (left) and Treasurer Carmen Vander Leest make a donation to the Salvation Army food pantry at thi ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:57 am
  • Primetime Fellowship hosts lunch, wildlife tour event

    Primetime Fellowship will host their regular lunch gathering Oct. 30 at Georgioz, 12 E. Front St. in Colfax. Following the luncheon, a tour of the Nea ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • First UMC hosts seminar for bereaved Nov. 2

    First United Methodist Church will host a seminar for the bereaved called Grief and the Holiday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Nov. 2, at the church, 210 N. ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Nora Hefley

    A funeral service for Nora Frances Hefley, 76, of Newton, will be 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home. The family will greet frien ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • Patricia Wierman

    Patricia Jean Wierman 94, was born May 3, 1920, in Buena Vista County in Iowa. She was the adopted daughter of Naaman E. and Mary J. (Mulligan) Wierma ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Dorothy J. Castonguay

    Dorothy Jean Castonguay, 88, died Saturday evening, Oct. 18, 2014, at Park Centre Health Center in Newton.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Frances E. Foster

    Frances E. Foster, 95, of Newton, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, at th ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Stanley T. Ashby

    Stanley T. Ashby, 93, of Kellogg, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, No ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Nora F. Hefley

    Nora F. Hefley, 76, of Newton, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at Careage of Newton. A service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Pence-Reese Fune ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Cecile I. Kinion

    Cecile I. Kinion, 89, of Monroe, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Knoxville Area Community Hospital. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oc ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Dorothy J. Castonguay

    Dorothy Jean Castonguay, 88, passed away Saturday evening, Oct. 18, 2014, at Park Centre Health Care in Newton.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Jackie L. Butler

    Jackie “Jack” L. Butler, 66, of Baxter, died unexpectedly at home Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. A funeral service is pending at Fredregill Family Funeral Hom ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Margaret Deskin

    Margaret Deskin, 86, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. Margaret passed away peacefully in her sleep in Newton, her home for more than 6 ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Andrew J. Blumer, 21, of Kellogg, is charged with driving while license su ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Denise N. Meyer, 39, of Newton, is charged with driving while license susp ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Police Blotter

    ​Newton Police Department• Terry L. Wilfawn, 25, of Newton, is charged with assault causing bodily i ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• William S. Montgomery, 56, of Colfax, is charged with following too close ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kimberly I. Farris, 44, of Newton, is charged with possession of a control ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Mark A Catton, 58, of LeMars, is charged with carrying weapons after autho ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Joseph K. Mahl, 27, of Newton, is charged with possession of a controlled ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jolene K. Lewis, 37, of Newton, is charged with driving while license susp ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Malissa M. Cavanh, 19, of Newton, is charged with unlawful possession of p ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Douglas A. McKinney, 61, of Montezuma, is charged with driving while licen ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Let’s not call it goodbye, but see you later Part I

    Sometimes it's best to just hear straight from the horse’s mouth, so here it goes — I have accepted a position at another news outlet and next week wi ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Butterbeer season

    With a chill in the air and Halloween just around the corner, one thing is abundantly clear: It’s butterbeer season!
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Payton will work for Jasper County

    Beth ZahuronesBaxterI am writing to voice my support for Patrick Payton for the Iowa House. Patrick ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Top four reasons to vote for Branstad

    Kathy TiptonNewton1. Tax payers must reimburse two DOT workers for their wrongful firings ($420,000) ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • White man's Jesus

    He was white. All you had to do was look. The statues. The crucifix. The little pictures in our little books. All showed a plainly Caucasian Christ.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Kelley is a leader in green energy

    Jane KrentzStillwater, Minn.I served in the Minnesota Senate for 10 years, and was the chair of the ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Heartsill has proven record

    Norman RozendaalMonroeThe midterm election is almost upon us once again. Once voting day on Nov. 4 h ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Sweet dreams

    Sleep. I never knew how much I actually loved sleep until it was taken away from me. That is how the saying goes, you don’t know what you’ve got until ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Kelley is advocate for veterans

    Bob KrauseDes MoinesI would like to thank the people of House District 29 in Newton and surrounding ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Crumbling constitution

    Does the Constitution still matter?When it was written, Ben Franklin said the Founders gave us a rep ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:26 am

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