Jasper County News

10/24/14 Newton City Council Nixes Wildlife Feeding Ban


THIS WEEK THE NEWTON CITY COUNCIL DECIDED NOT TO ACT ON A CITIZEN’S COMPLAINT ABOUT DAMAGE CAUSED BY RESIDENTS FEEDING SQUIRRELS.
 

10/24/14 Newton Home Burglary Suspect Jailed


A NEWTON MAN ALLEGEDLY CAUGHT IN THE ACT OF BURGLARIZING A HOME IN LATE SEPTEMBER….HAS BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

10/24/14 Newton Comprehensive Plan Gets An Award


THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN THE CITY OF NEWTON ADOPTED IN 2012 HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED BY THE IOWA CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION. 

10/24/14 Late Night Newton Speeder Was Allegedly Drunk


A 21 YEAR OLD NEWTON MAN WAS ALLEGEDLY SPEEDING AND DRIVING DRUNK LATE LAST NIGHT.

10/24/14 Local United Way Fundraiser Saturday Featuring "Duane & Floppy"


A LONG RUNNING CENTRAL IOWA CHILDREN’S TELEVISION SHOW IS THE FOCUS OF A FUNDRAISER TOMMORROW FOR THE UNITED WAY OF JASPER COUNTY. 

10/23/14 Collins Man Dies In ATV Accident Northwest Of Mingo


A 49 YEAR OLD COLLINS MAN DIED IN AN ATV ROLL-OVER ACCIDENT IN THE NORTHWESTERN CORNER OF JASPER COUNTY YESTERDAY. 

10/23/14 "Process Management" Training Approved For Newton City Staff


15-THOUSAND DOLLARS IS GOING TO BE SPENT ON TRAINING AIMED AT HELPING NEWTON CITY STAFF MEMBERS INDENTIFY COST REDUCTION AND EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT MEASURES. 

10/23/14 30-Plus Gram Marijuana Sei.zure Produces Guilty Plea


A 28 YEAR OLD GRINNELL MAN ALLEGELDY CAUGHT WITH OVER 30 GRAMS OF MARIJUANA DURING A TRAFFIC STOP IN SOUTHEAST NEWTON, HAS PLED GUILTY TO A DRUG TAX STAMP VIOLATION. 

10/23/14 Newton Applying For Alliant's "Hometown Rewards" Program


THE CITY OF NEWTON IS SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN ALLIANT ENERGY’S “HOMETOWN REWARDS PROGRAM”. 

10/22/14 Animal Rescue League And Humane Society Soliciting Donations


THE JASPER COUNTY ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE AND HUMANE SOCIETY IS PUTTING OUT A CALL FOR DONATIONS.

10/22/14 Newton Woman Arrested For Writing Bad Checks


A 36 YEAR OLD NEWTON WOMAN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH 3RD DEGREE THEFT FOR WRITING 650-DOLLARS WORTH OF BAD CHECKS. 

10/22/14 Newton Berg School Renovation Would Exceed 17-Million Dollars


A WEST DES MOINES ARCHITECTUAL FIRM SAYS IT WILL TAKE ABOUT 18 MONTHS AND JUST UNDER 18-MILLION DOLLARS TO CORRECT THE CURRENT DEFICIENCIES AT BERG ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL. 

10/22/14 Newton Sells Two More D & D Properties


TWO PROPERTIES THE CITY OF NEWTON ACQUIRED EARLIER THIS YEAR THROUGH THE DANGEROUS AND DILAPIDATED BUILDINGS PROGRAM, HAVE NOW BEEN SOLD AS VACANT LOTS. 

10/21/14 New Stops Signs Approved For SW Newton


STOP SIGNS WILL BE GOING UP AT TWO MORE INTERSECTIONS IN SOUTHWEST NEWTON. 

10/21/14 County Unemployment Increased In September


UNEMPLOYMENT IN JASPER COUNTY WENT UP IN SEPTEMBER…AS 60 MORE RESIDENTS WERE LOOKING FOR JOBS. 

10/21/14 Local Trial Date Set For Alleged "Twilight" Movie Actor


AN APRIL 15TH JURY TRIAL HAS BEEN SET IN JASPER COUNTY DISTRICT COURT, FOR THE SELF PROCLAIMED “TWILIGHT” MOVIE ACTOR FACING FEDERAL AND LOCAL SEX AND EXPLOITATION CHARGES. 

10/21/14 Newton 19 Year Old Arrested For Harboring A Runaway


 
A YOUNG NEWTON WOMAN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH HARBORING A RUNAWAY, FOR LYING TO POLICE ABOUT HER JUVENILE BOYFRIEND.

10/21/14 Newton Doing Well In Challenge Against Newton Kansas


NEWTON IS DOING WELL AGAINST NEWTON KANSAS IN THE “NEWTON VS. NEWTON CHALLENGE”. 

10/21/14 Thombert President Concerned About Franchise Fee Proposal


THE PRESIDENT OF A LONG TIME MANUFACTURING COMPANY IN NEWTON IS CONCERNED ABOUT THE CITY COUNCIL’S PROPOSAL TO IMPLEMENT FRANCHISE FEES ON ELECTRIC AND NATURAL GAS BILLS.

10/21/14 Franchise Fees Could Be Coming To Newton Utility Bills


LAST NIGHT THE NEWTON CITY COUNCIL TOOK THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS ESTABLISHING FRANCHISE FEES ON ELECTRIC AND NATURAL GAS BILLS. 

10/20/14 State House Candidates Address Welfare To Work


THE MARION COUNTY REPUBLICAN SEEKING RE-ELECTION TO THE STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN DISTRICT 28 WOULD LIKE TO SEE SEVERAL CHANGES TO THE STATE’S WELFARE SYSTEM. 

10/20/14 Stormwater Detention Pond To Be Built At Newton City Airport


THE CITY OF NEWTON IS MOVING FORWARD WITH PLANS TO BUILD A STORMWATER DETENTION POND AT THE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT.