• City to purchase three rental properties through D&D program

    The Newton City Council passed a resolution approving the purchase of real estate at three locations in Newton from William M. and Janet L. Plumb for ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Sheriff’s quarterly report, reserve deputies approved

    Jasper County Sheriff John Halferty had been hinting for awhile that his office needed some more manpower, and on Tuesday, he receive approval to pote ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Congregational United Church of Christ hosts adult learning program on Sikhism

    Congregational United Church of Christ hosted an adult learning program Wednesday, April 16, on Sikhism led by Balijit Singh Virdi.
    April 23, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Newton Noon Kiwanis Student of the Month

    The Newton Noon Kiwanis Club recently honored the Students of the Month from Newton Senior High School.  Pictured are NHS students Amber Karsten and N ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:59 am
  • Council passes second consideration of traffic safety ordinances

    The Newton City Council passed the second consideration of two ordinances to improve traffic safety in town. The two ordinances will add stop signs at ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Morrison takes readers on a journey through life, death and rebirth

    Liz Morrison, a 1980 graduate of Newton Senior High School, has authored a new fiction book titled “Soul Mates: When Romance and Reincarnation Collide ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • Promotional advertising open house April 30 at Iowa Speedway

    Newton Manufacturing Company, Vernon Company, Maxim Advertising and Variety Specialties are partnering to host “Promos Work 2014” from 3 to 7 p.m. Apr ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • Club Notes

    Newton PEO ChaptersOn April 15, the four Newton PEO Chapters met for an evening of dinner, fellowshi ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Loebsack invites students to apply for summer internships

    Congressman Dave Loebsack’s office is accepting applications from Iowa college students to participate in a Congressional internship program in his Wa ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • IDP district convention Saturday

    The Iowa Democratic Party has released information about Saturday’s district conventions.The local c ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Project AWAKE hosting annual plant sale

    Project AWAKE is hosting its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3.A pre-sale will ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Send notices to CVB

    The Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau invites the public to send event notices to for the Newton CVB calendar on its website.
    April 23, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Water board to meet Friday

    The Newton Water Board of Directors will meet at noon Friday in the Newton City Hall Council Chambers to discuss non-union wages and water rates.
    April 23, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Skiff board to meet

    The Skiff Medical Center Board of Trustees will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Skiff board conference room.
    April 23, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • TOPS open house in Prairie City

    The Prairie City TOPS Chapter, or Take Off Pounds Sensibly, is hosting an open house beginning at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, at the Family Life Cente ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:36 am
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    Reader Poll

    What are your thoughts on illegal drug use and distribution in Jasper County?
    t's completely out of hand, more needs to be done about it
    It's pretty bad, but no worse than anywhere else in Iowa
    It's getting better than it was 10-15 years ago
    It's not really a problem here