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  • Tax-free holiday this coming weekend in Iowa

    Mark your calenders for this coming weekend and head out to expand your wardrobe during Iowa’s tax-free holiday. Great for back to school, this Friday ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • Ridiculous Day

    Saturday’s annual Ridiculous Day on Newton’s downtown square brought shoppers from throughout the city to hunt for special deals at local shops’ sidew ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Durbala receives Governor's Volunteer Award

    Suzanne Durbala, of Newton, received a 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Award during a special recognition ceremony June 18 in Pleasant Hill.
    July 28, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • After years of experience, local woman starts her own seamstress business

    Pants a little too long? Button come off your shirt? There is a new business in town, Needle & Thread, ready to help with your sewing needs.
    July 28, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Area trio earn All-Elite track honors

    Three area athletes earned individual state track championships at the 2014 Iowa High School Track and Field Championship Meet in May in Des Moines. T ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • PCM bullying civil suit dismissed

    NEWTON — A 2013 civil suit accusing the Prairie City-Monroe School District of ignoring bullying allegations by a former student was dismissed from Ja ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:29 am
  • City seeking volunteers for ‘Get To Know Newton’

    The City of Newton is seeking volunteers to help people “Get To Know Newton” at the upcoming Iowa Speedway races Aug. 1 and 2.
    July 28, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Republicans meet tonight

    The Jasper County Republicans will be at their new headquarters at 7 p.m. tonight for a “Meet in the Street” gathering.
    July 28, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Country Market at Uncle Bill's on Saturday

    Uncle Bill’s Farm will have its last Country Market of the season from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the pumpkin farm, 400th Avenue in Grinnell.  
    July 28, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Iowa town bracing for closure of Tyson Foods plant

    CHEROKEE (AP) — One small northwest Iowa town is preparing to deal with the loss of 450 jobs this September when the Tyson Foods plant in Cherokee clo ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Academic Achievements

    Bellevue UniversityRobin Soderblom of Newton received a master of science degree in management from ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Iowa police investigate gunfire at pedestrian mall

    IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa City police say they have arrested a juvenile who was shooting a weapon into the air and are searching for another.
    July 28, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Worries about US consumers drag stocks lower

    NEW YORK (AP) — Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Small businesses have until Aug. 11 to apply for SBA disaster loans

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small, non-farm businesses in 70 Iowa counties — including Jasper — and neigh ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home.
    July 28, 2014 - 11:06 am
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