• Questions persist as Dakota Access preps for public forums

    MINGO — Bill Gannon's 900-acre row crop operation near Mingo has been in his family for generations. He was recently contacted by Texas-based Energy T ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:47 am
  • Callaghan unveils plans for former Hy-Vee building

    Two buildings recently acquired by the Newton Community School District are already Cardinal red — in an artist’s rendition, at least.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:49 am
  • Graffiti found at Newton High on Tuesday

    Newton High School personnel found out Tuesday that someone had created a mess to clean up.According ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:40 am
  • Tour of Homes returns after hiatus

    After a one-year interruption, the Tour of Homes element of Newton’s Dollars for Scholars program makes its return in 2014.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:44 am
  • Over 1,400 shoe boxes donated for Operation Christmas Child

    Newton Christian Reformed Church along with several Jasper and Poweshiek county churches spent several days collecting and donating shoebox gifts for ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:48 am
  • Sully area Christmas Tour of Homes

    A Christmas Tour of Homes on Saturday, will feature five beautifully decorated homes in the Sully area hosted by Sully First Reformed Church as a fund ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 8:08 am
  • Annual Jasper County Courthouse Lighting Friday

    The 80th annual Jasper County Courthouse Lighting will take place at 6 p.m. Friday along with a variety of activities on the courthouse grounds throug ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 8:04 am
  • Thiesen's donates to St. Nicks

    Dawn Prellwitz, left, Thiesen’s assistant manager, presents a Rally car to Lisa McKinney. Thiesen’s donated the car the St. Nicks Christmas Club.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:50 am
  • St. Luke hosts annual holiday sale

    The St. Luke Annual Christmas Craft, Cookie and Candy Sale will occur from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 13 at the church, 501 E. 19th St. N., across the street ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:31 am
  • Our Savior hosts Thanksgiving eve service

    Our Savior Lutheran Church will host its annual Eve of Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Thursday, 1900 N. Fourth Ave. E. in Newton.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:34 am
  • Red Kettle Campaign key to existence

    For many, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, but for others, it’s not so merry. That’s why The Salvation Army provides a number of assistance p ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 8:07 am
  • Vernon company employees give generously to United Way

    As part of its long tradition of giving back to the community, The Vernon Company successfully raised more than $24,500 for the local United Way of Ja ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:31 am
  • Cornerstone hosts service, concert

    The Cornerstone Church will host its annual Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church, 1000 E. 12th St. S. in Newton.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:34 am
  • Christmas Bingo Dec. 13

    Sacred Heart Catholic Church youth will host a Cookie Walk from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 13 at the church, 1115 S. Eighth Ave. E. in Newton.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:30 am
  • Sounds of Inspiration to perform

    Sounds of Inspiration will be singing songs of praise at the 9:45 a.m. worship service Sunday at the Newton Foursquare Church, 1510 S. Eighth Ave. E.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:30 am
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