Jasper County News

11/26/14 Newton Police Chase Suspect Free On Bond


A COLLINS MAN WHO FLED FROM A ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP IN NEWTON LAST FRIDAY, IS FREE ON A 5-THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND. 

11/26/14 Volunteer Background Checks Completed In Newton Schools


BACKGROUND CHECKS ON ALL THE VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE DIRECT ACCESS TO STUDENTS IN THE NEWTON SCHOOL DISTRICT HAVE BEEN COMPLETED. 

11/26/14 Special Downtown Newton Holiday Retail Promotion


THREE ORGANIZATIONS IN NEWTON HAVE TEAMED UP FOR A SPECIAL HOLIDAY RETAIL PROMOTION. 

11/26/14 Snow Plows Out Doing A Highly Visible Service


SNOW PLOWS WILL BE OUT TODAY…CLEARING AREA ROADS AND STREETS. JODY RHONE, NEWTON’S PUBLIC WORKS OPERATIONS SUPERINTENDENT, SAYS SNOW PLOWING DRAWS THE MOST CALLS FROM RESIDENTS EVERY YEAR.
 

11/25/14 Charges Filed In September Police Chase


CHARGES HAVE NOW BEEN FILED AGAINST A DUBUQUE MAN WHO FLED FROM STATE TROOPERS AND JASPER COUNTY DEPUTIES SEVERAL WEEKS AGO.

11/25/14 Local Unemployment Increased In October


JASPER COUNTY’S OCTOBER UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HIT 5.2-PERCENT, A .2-PERCENT INCREASE.

11/25/14 Basics And Beyond Alternative High School Sees Better Test Scores


BASICS AND BEYOND PRINCIPAL LAURA SELOVER HAD GOOD NEWS FOR THE NEWTON SCHOOL BOARD LAST NIGHT. 

11/25/14 Newton Teachers Surveyed On Elementary Reconfiguration


THE NEWTON SCHOOL BOARD CONTINUES EVALUATING A POSSIBLE CHANGE IN THE GRADE LEVEL GROUPINGS AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. 

11/24/14 Newton Man Sentenced To Jail For Stealing His Mom's Morphine


A 27 YEAR OLD NEWTON MAN ARRESTED FOR BREAKING INTO HIS PARENTS SAFE TO STEAL HIS MOTHER’S MORPHINE, HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO 20 DAYS IN JAIL. 

11/24/14 19 Year Old Newton Gun Thief Gets Probation


A NEWTON 19 YEAR OLD ARRESTED FOR HELPING STEAL 5-THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF GUNS FROM A RURAL HOME NORTH OF NEWTON…HAS BEEN PLACED ON PROBATION. 

11/24/14 Newton 20 Year Old Sentenced For Driving Under Influence Of Marijuana


A 20 YEAR OLD NEWTON MAN HAS BEEN GIVEN A YEAR OF PROBATION AND A 1-THOUSAND 250-DOLLAR CIVIL PENATLY FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MARIJUANA. 

11/24/14 Second Conviction Related To Rock Creek Lake Marijuana Grow Operation


THE DISCOVERY OF A MARIJUANA GROWING OPERATION AT A HOME NEAR ROCK CREEK LAKE IN JULY, HAS PRODUCED A SECOND CONVICTION. 

11/21/14 Monroe Man's Homicide By Vehicle Trial Date Set


A MONROE MAN ACCUSED OF FATALLY INJURING A KNOXVILLE MOTORCYCLIST THIS SUMMER, IS SCHEDULED TO STAND TRIAL IN JUNE. 

11/21/14 Police Chase Suspect Free On Bond


A NEWTON WOMAN INVOLVED IN A POLICE CHASE LATE TUESDAY NIGHT HAS BONDED OUT OF JAIL. 

11/21/14 Iowa Speedway Gets It's 2014 Property Tax Rebate


THE NEWTON CITY COUNCIL THIS WEEK APPROVED THE PROPERTY TAX REBATE DUE IOWA SPEEDWAY…FROM THE NASCAR OWNED TRACK’S 2014 TAX PAYMENTS. 

11/18/14 Local Social Worker Surrenders Professional License


A 62 YEAR OLD SOCIAL WORKER FROM RURAL NEWTON ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH A CLIENT HAS VOLUNTARILY SURRENDERED HIS LICENSE TO PRACTICE.

11/12/14 Percentage Of Reduced Priced Lunch Students In Newton Drops


THE PERCENTAGE OF NEWTON SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENTS WHO RECEIVE FREE OR REDUCED PRICED LUNCHES WENT DOWN SLIGHTLY FROM 2013 TO THIS YEAR. 

11/11/14 Newton Special Ed Program Gets Check And Praise


THE NEWTON SCHOOL DISTRICT’S SPECIAL ED PROGRAM RECEIVED A 12-HUNDRED DOLLAR CHECK AND WORDS OF APPRECIATION AT MONDAY NIGHT’S SCHOOL BOARD MEETING.