Jasper County News

01/30/15 Skiff Medical Center Plans Open House For New Birthing Suite


ONE OF THE NEWEST ADDITIONS AT SKIFF MEDICAL CENTER IN NEWTON…IS AN ALTERNATIVE BIRTH SUITE IN THE SECOND FLOOR OB DEPARTMENT. THE SUITE IS USED BY NEWTON CLINIC MIDWIFE LACY LUNDGREN. 

01/29/15 State Senator Chaz Allen Visits Newton Schools Friday


STATE SENATOR CHAZ ALLEN WILL BE MEETING WITH TEACHERS AND STUDENTS IN NEWTON TOMORROW MORNING. THE NEWTON DEMOCRAT WILL BE AT BERG ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND AURORA HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY. 

01/29/15 Colfax Man Wins 30-Thousand Dollars In Lottery Scratch-Off Game


A COLFAX MAN HAS COLLECTED A 30-THOUSAND DOLLAR SCRATCH-OFF TICKET PRIZE FROM THE IOWA LOTTERY. LOTTERY OFFICIALS SAY KEVIN SCHLEIS ENDED UP WITH 10 COMPLETE WORDS AND THE TOP PRIZE ON HIS “CROSSWORD” LOTTERY TICKET. 

01/29/15 Newton Man's Prison Sentence For Forgery Reconsidered


A 38 YEAR OLD NEWTON MAN SENTENCED TO 5 YEARS IN PRISON FOR STEALING A CHECKBOOK AND FORGING TWO CHECKS, HAS BEEN GRANTED A NEW SENTENCE. 

01/29/15 Citation Issued For Injury Accident In Newton


A 3 CAR INJURY ACCIDENT INVOLVING 4 NEWTON RESIDENTS YESTERDAY MORNING WAS CAUSED BY ONE OF THE DRIVER’S RUNNING A RED LIGHT. 

01/29/15 Newton High School Greenhouse Under Construction


THE GROWING AGRICULTURE PROGRAM AT NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL WILL SOON HAVE A NEW TEACHING TOOL. BACK IN AUGUST…THE SCHOOL BOARD UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED PROGRAM ADVISOR JAMES HORN’S REQUEST FOR A GREENHOUSE.

01/28/15 Suspect In Newton Assault And Knife Threat Released On Bond


A MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING AND THREATENING TO KILL A NEWTON MAN, HAS BONDED OUT OF THE JASPER COUNTY JAIL. 32 YEAR OLD CHAD EDWARD BERRY ALLEGEDLY HIT A MAN WITH HIS FIST AND OPEN HAND NUMEROUS TIMES.

01/28/15 Newton Joins Alliant Energy's "Hometown Rewards" Program


THE CITY OF NEWTON’S APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN ALLIAN ENERGY’S “HOMETOWN REWARDS PROGRAM” HAS BEEN APPROVED.

01/28/15 Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau Promoting Itself At Local Motels


THE NEWTON CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU IS PROMOTING ITSELF AND NEWTON ON A UNIQUE ITEM AT SOME AREA HOTELS.

01/27/15 Newton Man Gets Prison Term For Marijuana Possession


A 61 YEAR OLD NEWTON MAN WITH A DRUG HISTORY HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO 2 YEARS IN PRISON. VINCENT LEROY SPOONEMORE PLED GUILTY TO 3RD OFFENSE MARIJUANA POSSESSION. 

01/27/15 County Supervisors Set Elected Officials Pay For Fiscal 2015


SALARY INCREASES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2015 WERE APPROVED THIS MORNING…FOR MOST OF JASPER COUNTY’S ELECTED OFFICIALS. 

01/27/15 Local Unemployment Rate Up Half A Percent


THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN JASPER COUNTY WENT UP HALF A PERCENT LAST MONTH. IOWA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SAYS DECEMBER’S JOBLESS RATE WAS 5.1-PERCENT, COMPARED TO NOVEMBER’S 4.6. 

01/27/15 Design Work Underway For New Newton School Administrative Building


A TENTATIVE DESIGN PLAN FOR THE INSIDE OF THE FORMER HY-VEE WEST BUILDING WAS SHOWN TO THE NEWTON SCHOOL BOARD LAST NIGHT. THE DISTRICT HAS PURCHASED THE FIRST AVENUE WEST PROPERTY, AND PLANS TO TURN IT INTO AN ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING.

01/27/15 Newton School Superintendent And Board President Visit State Capitol


NEWTON SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT BOB CALLAGHAN AND SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT SHERI BENSON WERE AT THE STATE CAPITOL YESTERDAY, TO GET THE LATEST INFORMATION ON EDUCATION ISSUES. 

01/27/15 Prairie City Woman Pleads Guilty To O-W-I And Eluding


A 36 YEAR OLD PRAIRIE CITY WOMAN WHO WOULDN’T PULL OVER FOR OFFICERS WHILE DRIVING DRUNK, HAS PLED GUILTY. REGINA SYLVIA DELFINA PALEO IS TO BE SENTENCED FOR O-W-I AND ELUDING FEBRUARY 11TH. 

01/26/15 Newton 19 Year Old Gets Probation In Stolen Credit Card Case


A NEWTON 19 YEAR OLD ARRESTED FOR USING A STOLEN CREDIT CARD TO BUY AN AT&T CARD, HAS BEEN PLACED ON A YEAR OF PROBATION. 

01/26/15 Judge Rules Against Defense In Copper Dollar Ranch Murder Case


ONE WEEK FROM TODAY…54 YEAR OLD TERRY SUPINO IS TO STAND TRIAL IN WATERLOO FOR THE 1983 MURDERS OF HER ESTRANGED HUSBAND AND HIS GIRLFRIEND. 

01/26/15 State Audit Shows Monroe's 2014 City Budget In "The Black"


THE CITY OF MONROE OPERATED IN THE BLACK DURING THE PAST FISCAL YEAR. THE STATE AUDITOR HAS RELEASED THE CITY’S 2014 AUDIT REPORT, WHICH SHOWS A BUDGET SURPLUS JUST OVER 97-THOUSAND DOLLARS. REVENUE TOPPED 2-MILLION 328-THOUSAND DOLLARS, WHILE EXPEN

01/26/15 2nd O-W-I Conviction Has Newton 21 Year Old In Jail


A NEWTON 21 YEAR OLD IS IN JAIL…SERVING 7 DAYS FOR HIS 2ND DRUNK DRIVING CONVICTION. SHAMUS CAIN BALTISBERGER BEGAN HIS JAIL STAY LAST NIGHT. HE PLED GUILTY TO A SEPTEMBER 28TH “SECOND OFFENSE” O-W-I CHARGE. HE WAS STOPPED AROUND 1 THAT

01/06/15 Snow Clearing Continues After 6-Inch Plus Snowfall


OVER HALF A FOOT OF SNOW FELL IN JASPER COUNTY YESTERDAY. MOST ROADS ARE STILL COMPLETELY OR PARTIALLY SNOW COVERED. SNOW PLOWS ARE STILL OUT.