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  • Turnout typically low in school board elections

    When board of education seats or school-funding issues are the only items on an election ballot, voters don’t tend to come out in droves.
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • City’s Wellness Center in need of upgrades

    The Newton City Council will consider new flooring for the city’s Wellness Center after being approved by the City Council Finance Committee Wednesday ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Newton’s Valle Drive-In to be featured in historic Highway 6 documentary

    The experience of driving on a two-lane highway is much like traveling back in time, said filmmaker Kelly Rundle.
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Hillary Clinton coming to Newton on Sunday

    Hillary Clinton is coming to Newton.The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate and front-runner is s ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • YMCA to host annual Turkey Trot 5K Nov. 14

    The Newton YMCA, along with Lauterbach Buick/GMC and Newton Clinic, will host its annual Turkey Trot 5K at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 14 at the YMCA courtyard, 17 ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Prairie City-Monroe graduate completes basic training

    Army Pvt. Logan Hunt has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.Durin ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Newton Music Boosters seek new members

    Now is the perfect time to become a member of the Newton Music Boosters.The Music Boosters Club is a ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Art display at library

    Paintings by Roberta Wade, of Prairie City, are on display at the Newton Public Library during the month of September. The display is sponsored by The ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Events

    • Thanks with Franks will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday on the Jasper County Courthouse lawn in Newton. This event is a fun, family-friendly event designed ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Company offering customer services to add 150 jobs

    WEST DES MOINES — A California-based company that provides customer-related services for businesses is adding 150 jobs to its office in West Des Moine ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Regents expect to name next UI president

    IOWA CITY — Members of the University of Iowa’s governing board are meeting to select the school’s next president. The Iowa Board of Regents are meeti ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Iowa school district settles lawsuit by another district

    PRESTON — The Easton Valley school district has settled a legal dispute with a neighboring district in eastern Iowa. Easton Valley must pay $450,000 t ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Baxter schools prepare for public vote on Instructional Support Levy

    BAXTER — With the vote for the Instructional Support Levy coming up, Baxter Community Schools Superintendent Todd Martin held an informational meeting ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • City considers buying fitness trackers for employees

    MARION — The Marion City Council is expected to vote Thursday on whether to buy fitness trackers for city employees.
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Five taken to hospital for carbon monoxide exposure

    SIOUX CITY — Authorities say five people have been taken to the hospital in critical condition after being exposed to carbon monoxide at a Sioux City ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 10:59 am
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