Jasper County News

04/16/14 Demographic Study Predicts Slight Enrollment Gains In Newton


A DEMOGRAPHIC STUDY SUGGESTS THE NEWTON SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL SEE A SLIGHT INCREASE IN ENROLLMENT OVER THE NEXT 5 YEARS.

04/16/14 Numerous Drugs Seized In Newton Traffic Stop


THE NEWTON POLICE CLAIM OFFICERS SEIZED METH, MARIJUANA, VALIUM, MORPHINE, AND DRUG PARAPHERNALIA FROM A 21 YEAR OLD.

04/16/14 Jail Inmate Charged With Biting The Sheriff


JASPER COUNTY SHERIFF JOHN HALFERTY WAS REPORTEDLY BITTEN ON THE ARM YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, WHILE HELPING JAIL STAFF WITH AN UNRULY INMATE.

04/16/14 Newton City Survey About To Begin


OVER 1-THOUSAND HOUSEHOLDS IN NEWTON WILL BE GETTING SURVEY’S IN THE MAIL OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

04/15/14 Darrell Sarmento Is Leaving The Newton Chamber Of Commerce


DARRELL SARMENTO IS LEAVING HIS POSITION AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE GREATER NEWTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. 

04/15/14 Accused Meth Dealer Released From Jail


A NEWTON MAN ACCUSED OF HAVING OVER A DOZEN PLASTIC BAGGIES OF METH AND OTHER DRUGS IN HIS APARTMENT LAST MONTH….IS FREE FROM JAIL.

04/15/14 Former Park Centre Employee Admits Theft


THE FORMER DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AT A NEWTON SENIOR LIVING COMPLEX HAS PLED GUILTY TO 1ST DEGREE THEFT.

04/15/14 Newton School Days Changing Next Year


THE NEWTON SCHOOL DISTRICT IS LENGTHENING THE SCHOOL DAY NEXT YEAR, AND ENDING EARLY DISMISSALS ON WEDNESDAYS. 

04/15/14 Newton School Board Passes Balanced Budget


THE NEWTON SCHOOL BOARD IS WORKING TO PUT AN END TO DEFICIT BUDGETS. LAST NIGHT HE BOARD APPROVED A BALANCED BUDGET FOR THE UP-COMING SCHOOL YEAR. 

04/14/14 Newton Man Accused Of Bloodying Ex-Girlfriend's Nose


A 29 YEAR OLD NEWTON MAN ACCUSED OF HITTING HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND IN THE FACE, IS FREE ON A 1-THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND.

04/14/14 Colfax Man Accused Of Hitting His Wife


A 59 YEAR OLD RURAL COLFAX MAN IS FACING AN AGGRAVATED DOMESTIC ASSAULT CHARGE FOR ALLEGEDLY HITTING HIS 53 YEAR OLD WIFE IN THE FACE.

04/14/14 Sculptures For Newton's "First Avenue" Program Selected


THE SIX SCULPTURES THAT WILL DEBUT NEWTON’S NEW “FIRST AVENUE RENTAL SCULPTURE PROGRAM” HAVE BEEN CHOSEN. THEY WILL BE ON DISPLAY THIS SPRING THROUGH EARLY NOVEMBER.

04/11/14 Newton Parks Department Busy


NEWTON PARKS AND RECREATION EMPLOYEES ARE BUSY GETTING THE CITY’S BASEBALL, SOFTBALL, AND SOCCER FIELDS READY FOR PLAY.

04/11/14 Newton Man Gets Suspended Jail Term For 2nd Offense O-W-I


A 27 YEAR OLD NEWTON MAN HAS BEEN GIVEN A SUSPENDED 7-DAY JAIL TERM FOR HIS SECOND DRUNK DRIVING OFFENSE.

04/11/14 Newton Woman Sentenced For 400-Dollar Check Forgery


A SUSPENDED 5 YEAR PRISON TERM HAS BEEN GIVEN A NEWTON WOMAN WHO ADMITTED FORGING A STOLEN CHECK.

04/11/14 Newton High School Students Attending Career Fair


LOCAL JOB AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES WILL BE ON DISPLAY TODAY FOR NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL’S 850 STUDENTS. ABBY LAMONT WITH THE NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL CAREER CENTER…HAS PUT TOGETHER A CAREER FAIR.