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  • Mom gets 10 days in jail for child endangerment

    A Newton mother who was charged with child endangerment after her 12-year-old daughter became pregnant is scheduled to be released from jail after bei ...
    May 29, 2015 - 2:50 pm
  • Newton Parks hosts series of summer events

    I absolutely feel that the community is so fortunate to have such a strong and active Parks and Recreation department. The parks in the community ar ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Farmers’ Market ready to kickoff for the season

    A new location with several new vendors will greet community members at the kick off to the Newton Farmers’ Market Tuesday.
    May 29, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Familiar faces in new places

    At its May 18 meeting, the Newton Community School District board heard and saw a presentation from its superintendent, Bob Callaghan, who is charged ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Crime-Free Housing Program tops council agenda

    Interim Police Chief Rob Burdess will present the Crime-Free Housing program to the Newton City Council Monday. The program, which was requested by th ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Students pick their own Genius Hour subject

    When most of us think of the terms “genius moment” or “genius hour,” it’s usually a sarcastic reference to a time when we appeared to have left our br ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • School year ‘runs’ out

    For many Jasper County students, Thursday was the last day of the school year. Thomas Jefferson Elementary School students celebrated the end of the y ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Newton native crowned Pony Express Jr. Queen

    Emily Miller, daughter of Rick and Kim Miller of Newton, was crowned the 2015 Marshall County Pony Express Jr. Queen in Gilman Monday. Miller will rep ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Local students named to GVU spring dean’s list

    DES MOINES — Kaci Hodge, of Newton; Curtis Jackson, of Newton; Kylie Lamb, of Newton; Elexa Morrow, of Newton; Madison Campbell, of Baxter; Elisabeth ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Local students receive degrees from GVU

    DES MOINES — Curtis Jackson, of Newton; David Kline, of Newton; Kayla Hartgers, of Colfax, Magna Cum Laude; Lisa Rusk, of Colfax, Magna Cum Laude; and ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Local students named to GVU president’s list

    DES MOINES — Charles Bennett, of Newton; Ian Bennett, of Newton; Nick Fratzke, of Newton; Kayla Hartgers, of Colfax; Cassidy Van Veen, of Monroe; and ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Plant’s resurgence raises concern at East Lake Okoboji

    OKOBOJI — Authorities say they have few options to control the resurgence of an invasive plant that may return next year in one of Iowa’s Great lakes. ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Planned pipeline needs OK from many North Dakota landowners

    MANDAN, N.D. — A Texas company that already has obtained shipping commitments from oil companies to build a 1,100-mile pipeline from western North Dak ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Court dismisses Iowa Juvenile Home lawsuit

    IOWA CITY — The Iowa Supreme Court is dismissing a lawsuit that challenged Gov. Terry Branstad’s decision to close the Iowa Juvenile Home last year.
    May 29, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Library’s summer reading program kickoff is Tuesday

    The summer reading kickoff for all ages will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. A free hotdog picnic provided by Hy-Vee will be on the library lawn for kids ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:40 am
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    Will you frequent Newton’s farmers market more often now that the location will return to downtown ?