Jasper County News

07/31/15 Kellogg Man Arrested After Police Chase Early This Morning


A KELLOGG MAN LED ALTOONA POLICE ON A HIGH-SPEED CHASE EARLY THIS MORNING. THE PURSUIT STARTED WITH A HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT IN ALTOONA AROUND 3:30.

07/31/15 Mason City Woman Sentenced For Drug Offense At Local Cemetary


A 27 YEAR OLD MASON CITY WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES AT A CEMETARY SOUTH OF NEWTON, HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO 2-DAYS TIME ALREADY SERVED IN JAIL. 

07/31/15 Newton City Landfill Gets A New Half-A-Million Dollar Compactor


THE NEWTON CITY LANDFILL IS GETTING READY TO USE A HALF A MILLION DOLLAR PIECE OF NEW EQUIPMENT. A 540-THOUSAND 898-DOLLAR TRASH COMPACTOR HAS BEEN DELIVERED.

07/31/15 Newton Woman Dies In Head-On Accident Near Colfax


AN 83 YEAR OLD NEWTON WOMAN WAS KILLED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON IN A HEAD-ON COLLISION ON HIGHWAY F-48…EAST OF COLFAX. THE IOWA STATE PATROL SAYS JOANNE HUNTER WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE. 

07/30/15 Suspended Jail Term Imposed For Vandalism To Sully Park


A 20 YEAR OLD SULLY MAN WHO DROVE THROUGH SULLY’S CENTRAL PARK CHRISTMAS EVE, HAS BEEN GIVEN A SUSPENDED 365-DAY JAIL TERM AND 2 YEARS PROBATION. WILLIAM PATRICK SMALLEY PLED GUILTY.

07/30/15 Lawsuit Filed Over Proposed Bakken Crude Oil Pipeline


A group of Iowa landowners is suing the Iowa Utilities Board, saying it’s an effort to protect their property from the Dakota Access pipeline. The crude oil pipeline would run through Jasper County.

07/30/15 Fore Seasons Golf Center Burglary Suspect Caught


THE MAN SUSPECTED OF GETTING APPROXIMATELY 2-THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM A BURGLARY  LAST SUNDAY AT FORE SEASON’S GOLF PRACTICE CENTER IS IN JAIL. 

07/30/15 Industrial Shop Near Newton Damaged In Electrical Fire


THE NEWTON FIRE DEPARTMENT SUSPECTS AN ELECTRICAL MALFUNCTION CAUSED A FIRE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AT AN INDUSTRIAL SHOP SOUTHEAST OF NEWTON. 

07/30/15 Today's The Deadline For School Board Nomination Petitions


TODAY IS THE NOMINATION PETITION FILING DEADLINE FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO RUN FOR A SCHOOL BOARD SEAT IN THE UP-COMING SEPTEMBER 8TH ELECTION. 

07/29/15 Newton Bowling Alley To Re-Open With New Owners


The former Cardinal Lanes has new owners. Brian & Lisa McKinney have signed a purchase agreement with Great Southern Bank, and plan to finalize and open as soon as possible.

07/29/15 Sketches Of An Up-Dated Newton Downtown Revealed


PICTURES OF WHAT DOWNTOWN NEWTON COULD LOOK LIKE IN A FEW YEARS WERE UNVEILED DURING A PUBLIC MEETING AT CITY HALL LAST NIGHT.

07/29/15 Newton School Board Paying For Updated Enrollment Projections


LATER THIS FALL….THE NEWTON SCHOOL BOARD WILL BE GETTING THE RESULTS OF UPDATED ENROLLMENT PROJECTIONS AND A SCHOOL BOUNDARY ANALYSIS. 

07/29/15 Customers Of Burglarized Rural Newton Business Offer Reward


SOME CUSTOMERS OF THE RURAL NEWTON BUSINESS THAT LOST ABOUT 2-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN A WEEKEND BREAK-IN, ARE ATTEMPTING TO HELP FIND THE MAN RESPONSIBLE. 

07/28/15 Stolen Vehicle And Eluding Arrest Produces 5 Year Prison Term


A NEWTON MAN CAUGHT WITH A STOLEN CAR AND METH AFTER A HIGH SPEED CHASE, HAS BEEN GIVEN A 5 YEAR PRISON TERM. 42 YEAR OLD JOHNNY DANIEL HICKMAN ACCEPTED A PLEA BARGAIN.

07/28/15 Six Time Public Intoxication Offender Gets 3-Month Jail Sentence


A NEWTON MAN IS TO SPEND 96 DAYS IN JAIL FOR HIS 6TH PUBLIC INTOXICATION CONVICTION. 48 YEAR OLD PAUL ALLEN REX PLED GUILTY TO A JUNE 17TH OFFENSE, WHILE A JUNE 15TH CHARGE HAS BEEN DISMISSED. 

07/28/15 Facility Matters Highlight Last Night's Newton School Board Meeting


IN THE MONTHS AHEAD….LEADERS OF THE NEWTON SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL BE DECIDING IF THEY WANT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF AN OFFER FROM THE JASPER COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION. 

07/28/15 Newton Downtown Streetscaping Focus Of Public Hearing Tonight


THE CITY OF NEWTON HOSTS A PUBLIC MEETING TONIGHT, PERTAINING TO DOWNTOWN STREETSCAPING. THE PUBLIC MEETING BEGINS AT 6PM IN THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

07/28/15 Former Local Newspaper Editor Gets Settlement For His Firing


THE FORMER EDITOR OF THE NEWTON DAILY NEWS HAS REACHED A SETTLEMENT REGARDING A COMPLAINT HE FILED WITH THE U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION A YEAR AGO. 

07/28/15 Fore Seasons Golf Practice Center Burglary Investigation


THE JASPER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CONTINUES TO INVESTIGATE A BURGLARY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING AT FORE SEASONS GOLF PRACTICE CENTER ON HIGHWAY S-74 SOUTH OF NEWTON. 

07/27/15 Newton Man Accused Of Using A Headlock In Domestic Dispute


A NEWTON MAN ACCUSED OF PUTTING HIS LIVE-IN GIRLFRIEND IN A HEADLOCK DURING AN ARGUMENT THIS PAST WEEKEND…IS FREE ON BOND. 22 YEAR OLD PAUL GLENN SCHLEIGER WAS ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC ASSAULT.

07/27/15 Newton Man Faces 2nd O-W-I Offense


A NEWTON MAN CONVICTED OF DRUNK DRIVING ABOUT 9 YEARS AGO, FACES ANOTHER O-W-I CHARGE. THE NEWTON POLICE SAY EVAN MICHAEL TIBE WAS ARRESTED EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

07/27/15 Newton Tweaking Camper And Boat Parking Regulations


IN ONE WEEK, THE NEWTON CITY COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER FINAL ACTION ON ORDINANCE CHANGES AFFECTING RESIDENTS WHO OWN MOTORHOMES, PULL BEHIND CAMPERS, BOATS, TRAILERS, AND JET SKIS. 

07/27/15 Des Moines Man Sentenced In 20-Gram Marijuana Seizure Case


THE DISCOVERY OF 20-PLUS GRAMS OF MARIJUANA DURING A TRAFFIC STOP NORTH OF KELLOGG IN MARCH, HAS LED TO A 21 YEAR OLD DES MOINES MAN’S CONVICTION.

07/27/15 Republican President Candidate Carly Fiorina Visited Newton


REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE CARLY FIORINA STOPPED IN NEWTON SATURDAY MORNING. THE HOUR LONG VISIT TO A DOWNTOWN COFFEE SHOP WAS PART OF FIORINA’S 4-DAY CAMPAIGN SWING THROUGH IOWA.

07/27/15 Suspect In Two Fires Near Iowa Speedway Free On Bond


A 55 YEAR OLD MAN ACCUSED OF SETTING TWO VACANT HOMES ON FIRE NEAR IOWA SPEEDWAY FRIDAY, IS FREE ON BOND. THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT SAYS RODNEY HACKWELL SR. POSTED A 500-DOLLAR BOND LATE SATURDAY.