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  • St. Nick’s celebrates 26 years of service

    What started with two sisters canvassing the town for Christmas donations has turned into a large team effort to provide a happy holiday to hundreds o ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • Two hires approved by Skiff board

    Tammy Stapp and Laurie Conner were both approved for their positions at Skiff Medical Center by the board of trustees Thursday. Stapp will serve as th ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Work session involves two more reconfiguration proposals, Berg dilemma

    There were plenty of facts discussed at Thursday’s Newton Community School District board’s special work session at the Emerson Hough building — and t ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • NCS Lego Masters headed to state again

    Newton Christian School’s First Lego League robotics team, the NCS Lego Masters, was recognized for their teamwork and innovation at one of the league ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Sweet houses

    Some of Thomas Jefferson Elementary's youngest artists designed candy houses Thursday, as kindergartners and their parents were invited to build candy ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • First home uses housing initiative

    John and Amy Schultz were the first citizens to use the $10,000 cash incentive for building a qualifying house in Newton. City development specialist ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Local teen honored as Hero of the Month

    Together with Mercy Hospital, children’s charity Kids Wish Network is excited to honor Newton resident Austin Stoulil as a 2014 Hero of the Month. Sto ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Treasurer encourages the gift of higher education

    DES MOINES — State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald has a simple solution for the gift-giving dilemmas of the holiday season.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Woman pleads guilty to faking birth

    BETTENDORF — A woman has pleaded guilty to federal charges in Davenport after faking a birth to collect child support payments from a man who thought ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • New report offers economic development strategies

    DES MOINES — A new report says Iowa should invest more in business development, education and infrastructure to boost the state’s economy.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • High school students build home for college credit

    HUMBOLDT — Four Humboldt High School students are earning college credit as they help build a house through a program at Iowa Central Community Colleg ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • fficials ID all involved in police shooting

    MARSHALLTOWN — The Marshalltown Police Department has identified a man shot and killed by police, as well as the officers involved in the shooting.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Final reminders of Iowa casino remain temporarily

    SIOUX CITY — The final remnants of Sioux City’s former riverboat casino will remain in the river for up to a year.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Appeals fail for ex-Iowa workers on no-hire list

    IOWA CITY (AP) — Holly Rider wanted to return to work at Glenwood Resource Center, a state-run facility for people with disabilities in southwest Iowa ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Stop by library Monday to learn how to download eBooks

    Download eBooks ClassAt 6 p.m. Monday stop by the library meeting room to learn to download eBooks o ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:57 am
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