Jasper County News

05/22/15 State Incentives For Proposed Colfax Seed Corn Facility Approved


STATE INCENTIVES FOR BECK’S HYBRID’S TO BUILD A SEED CORN DISTRIBUTION AND RETAIL CENTER ALONG INTERSTATE 80 AT COLFAX, WERE APROVED TODAY BY THE IOWA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BOARD. 

05/22/15 Newton And PCM Commencements Sunday Afternoon


COMMENCEMENTS FOR THE NEWTON AND PCM CLASSES OF 2015 WILL BE HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON. NEWTON HAS 177 SENIORS WHILE PCM HAS 81.

05/22/15 Rural Newton Man Gets Jail Terms For Drug Offenses


A 33 YEAR OLD RURAL NEWTON MAN HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO 32 DAYS IN JAIL FOR POSSESSING METH AND DRIVING WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS.

05/22/15 Monroe Man Fined For Underage Drinking Party


A 20 YEAR OLD MONROE MAN WHO HAD 18 AND 19 YEAR OLD’S DRINKING AT HIS APARTMENT SEVERAL MONTHS AGO, HAS BEEN GIVEN A SUSPENDED 90 DAY JAIL TERM.

05/22/15 "Hometown Rewards" Program Kick-Off In Newton


A FAMILY-ORIENTED BLOCK PARTY IN NEWTON LAST NIGHT SERVED AS THE KICK-OFF FOR THE “HOMETOWN REWARDS” PROGRAM. 

05/22/15 United Way Board Members Sought


THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE JASPER COUNTY UNITED WAY IS SEARCHING FOR PEOPLE TO SERVE ON THE ORGANIZATION’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS. 

05/21/15 Live Bird Exhibits Prohibited At All Iowa Fairs


THERE WILL BE NO LIVE BIRD EXHIBITS AT ANY IOWA FAIR THIS YEAR. TODAY THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND LAND STEWARDSHIP ORDERED THE IOWA STATE FAIR AND ALL COUNTY FAIRS TO CANCEL LIVE BIRD EXHIBITIONS. THE MOVE COMES AS THE BIRD FLU OUTBREAK CONTINU

05/21/15 Highway 330/65/117 Safety Improvement Completed


THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION HAS FINISHED INSTALLING A SAFETY DEVICE AT THE HIGHWAY 330/65/117 INTERSECTION, JUST IN TIME FOR THE BUSY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. 

05/21/15 Initial Trial Date Set In Mingo Step-Daughter Abuse Case


A JURY TRIAL IS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE IN ABOUT A MONTH…FOR A MINGO MAN ACCUSED OF IN APPROPRIATELY TOUCHING HIS STEP-DAUGHTERS. 

05/21/15 Newton Stabbing Results In 30-Day Jail Term


A 34 YEAR OLD NEWTON MAN HAS BEEN GIVEN 30-DAYS IN JAIL FOR HIS ROLE IN A DECEMBER 3RD STABBING.

05/21/15 Colorado Men Face Drug Sentencing In Jasper County


A 19 YEAR OLD DENVER COLORADO MAN WHO WAS IN A CAR WITH A POUND OF RAW MARIJUANA IN THE TRUNK, HAS PLED GUILTY TO POSSESSING MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DELIVER AND FAILURE TO HAVE A DRUG TAX STAMP.

05/21/15 Local Republicans Planning Fall Mixer


JASPER COUNTY REPUBLICANS HOPE TO BRING MORE THAN A DOZEN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES FACE TO FACE WITH LOCAL RESIDENTS. LOCAL PARTY CHAIRMAN MARSHALL CRITCHFIELD SAYS A FALL MIXER IS BEING PLANNED. 

05/20/15 Rural Mingo Residents Speak Out Against Bakken Pipeline


TWO RURAL MINGO RESIDENTS JOINED MEMBERS OF A GROUP CALLED THE "BAKKEN PIPELINE RESISTANCE COALITION" AT A STATEHOUSE RALLY THIS MORNING.

05/20/15 Birthday Celebration Ends In Accident And O-W-I Arrest


AN URBANDALE WOMAN SPENT PART OF HER 24TH BIRTHDAY LAST NIGHT…BONDING OUT OF THE JASPER COUNTY JAIL. KAYSHA OTTO WAS ARRESTED FOR O-W-I AFTER PUTTING HER VEHICLE IN THE DITCH ALONG HIGHWAY 163 NEAR PRAIRIE CITY. 

05/20/15 Newton Truck Thief Gets 3-Month Jail Sentence


A NEWTON MAN CAUGHT DRIVING A STOLEN 13-THOUSAND DOLLAR PICK-UP IN NEBRASKA, HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO 3 MONTHS IN THE JASPER COUNTY JAIL. 

05/20/15 Newton Hosting Community Block Party Thursday Night


A FAMILY-ORIENTED BLOCK PARTY IN NEWTON TOMORROW NIGHT IS PART OF AN EFFORT TO GET RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES TO CONSERVE ENERGY.

05/20/15 Four More Dilapidated Properties In Newton To Come Down


BY THE END OF JULY…FOUR MORE DILAPIDATED PROPERTIES IN NEWTON WILL BE GONE. THIS WEEK…THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED A 31-THOUSAND 300-DOLLAR DEMOLITION BID FROM HOWE EXCAVATING. 

05/19/15 Skiff Employees To Stay With Mercy Medical Center


ALL EMPLOYEES AT SKIFF MEDICAL CENTER WILL BE ABLE TO KEEP THEIR JOBS ONCE THE MERGER WITH MERCY MEDICAL CENTER IS FINALIZED. 

05/19/15 County Supervisors Approve Non-Union Pay Increases


THE JASPER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS THIS MORNING…UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED 2 AND A HALF PERCENT PAY INCREASES FOR DEPARTMENT HEADS AND OTHER NON-UNION SALARIED AND HOURLY EMPLOYEES. (99930) THAT’S DENNIS SIMON, THE COUNTY’S HUMAN RESOURCE

05/19/15 County Incentives Approved For New Colfax Seed Corn Facility


COUNTY INCENTIVES FOR A BECK’S SEED CORN DISTRIBUTION AND RETAIL CENTER ALONG INTERSTATE 80 AT COLFAX, WERE UNANIMOUSLY APROVED BY THE JASPER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS THIS MORNING. 

05/19/15 Newton Elementary School Reconfiguration In 2016-2017


THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR IS WHEN NEWTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS WILL SWITCH TO KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 4TH GRADE BUILDINGS, AND THE BERG COMPLEX WILL GO TO A 5TH THROUGH 8TH GRADE FACILITY.

05/19/15 Skiff Medical Center Merger Approved Locally


SKIFF MEDICAL CENTER IS TO MERG WITH MERCY MEDICAL CENTER COME JULY FIRST. YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AND LAST NIGHT…THE SKIFF BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED AN ASSET PURCHASE AGREEMENT DETAILING THE SPECIFICS OF THE MERGER.

05/18/15 Seed Corn Distribution Facility Proposed For Colfax


COUNTY AND STATE INCENTIVES ARE UP FOR APPROVAL THIS WEEK FOR A PROPOSED SEED CORN DISTRIBUTION AND RETAIL CENTER ALONG INTERSTATE 80 AT COLFAX. 

05/11/15 Newton Woman Serving O-W-I Jail Term In Her Home


A 47 YEAR OLD NEWTON WOMAN ARRESTED IN DECEMBER FOR DRIVING WITH A BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT OVER TWICE THE LIMIT….HAS STARTED SERVING A 30-DAY JAIL TERM IN HER HOME. MELISSA KAY ATWOOD PLED GUILTY TO O-W-I. THE JUDGE RULED SHE COULD SERVE HER JAIL TER