Jasper County News

08/28/15 Low Local Jobless Rate Can Hinder Economic Development


JASPER COUNTY’S JULY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WAS RELEASED EARLIER THIS WEEK. BRYAN FRIEDMAN, THE CITY OF NEWTON’S FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, SAYS THERE’S SOME HISTORY BEHIND THE 3.4-PERCENT FIGURE.

08/28/15 Extra Law Officers On I-80 This Weekend


Law enforcement officers in 16 states are paying extra attention to Interstates 80 and 35 this weekend. Iowa State Patrol Sergeant Nate Ludwig says the "Border-to-Border Traffic Safety Challenge" runs today through Sunday.

08/28/15 Newton Chamber Of Commerce Has A New Board Member


THE GREATER NEWTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAS A NEW BOARD MEMBER. A REPLACEMENT FOR CHRISTINE HOPWOOD WAS ANNOUNCED EARLIER THIS WEEK.

08/28/15 Newton Man To Spend Time In Jail For Hitting His Sister


A NEWTON MAN WHO ASSAULTED HIS SISTER IS TO BEGIN A 2-DAY JAIL SENTENCE TONIGHT. 24 YEAR OLD FRANCISCO JOSE SANDOVAL THE THIRD….PLED GUILTY TO ASSAULT CAUSING INJURY.

08/28/15 Newton Man Gets Jail Time For Drugged Driving


A 52 YEAR OLD NEWTON MAN WHO ADMITS HE WAS DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS MARCH FIRST, HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO JAIL AND FINED. NEIL EDWARD CARR PLED GUILTY TO FIRST OFFENSE O-W-I. 

08/27/15 Newton Woman Gets Probation In Financial Exploitation Case


ONE OF TWO NEWTON WOMEN ARRESTED FOR FINANCIALLY EXPLOITING A DEPENDENT ADULT, HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO 2 YEARS PROBATION AND A 750-DOLLAR FINE. 

08/27/15 West Des Moines Woman Allegedly Walks Drunk This Morning


A WEST DES MOINES WOMAN WAS FOUND WALKING ALONG HIGHWAY F-48 WEST EARLY THIS MORNING. DEPUTIES CLAIM 26 YEAR OLD REBEKAH LEAH MULLEN ADMITTED SHE WAS INTOXICATED. 

08/27/15 Rural Mingo Produce Farmer Continues Battle With D-O-T


AN ORGANIC PRODUCE FARMER NORTH OF MINGO SAYS THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION’S PLAN TO BUILD A NEW INTERCHANGE WHERE HIGHWAY 330 CROSSES HIGHWAYS 65 AND F-17, WILL DEVASTATE HIS BUSINESS.

08/27/15 Colfax-Mingo Starts The 2015-2016 School Year


THE SCHOOL YEAR BEGAN TODAY FOR THE COLFAX-MINGO SCHOOL DISTRICT. ALL OTHER JASPER COUNTY SCHOOLS ALREADY STARTED THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR EARLIER THIS WEEK.

08/26/15 51 Year Old Newton Man Admits To Altercation At His Home


A 51 YEAR OLD NEWTON MAN ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC ASSAULT AT HIS HOME MAY 26TH, IS TO BE SENTENCED LATE NEXT MONTH. DOUGLAS EDWARD SULLIVAN IS FREE ON A 1-THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND.

08/26/15 Newton School Bond Referendum Committee Being Formed


NEWTON SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT BOB CALLAGHAN IS CONTACTING PEOPLE WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN LEADING EFFORTS TO GET AN APPROXIMATE 16-MILLION DOLLAR BOND REFERENDUM PASSED…TO BUILD A NEW SCHOOL. 

08/26/15 3rd Degree Burglary Trial Results In Hung Jury


A HUNG JURY IN A 3RD DEGREE BURGLARY TRIAL AGAINST A REASNOR MAN. YESTERDAY…THE JURORS WHO HEARD THE CASE AGAINST 41 YEAR OLD KEVIN JAMES BECK TOLD THE JUDGE THEY COULD NOT REACH A VERDICT.

08/26/15 PCM And Lynnville-Sully Schools Back In Session


HUNDREDS OF JASPER COUNTY CHILDREN RETURNED TO THE CLASSROOM TO START THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR TODAY, AS PCM AND LYNNVILLE-SULLY SCHOOLS OPENED THEIR DOORS.

08/25/15 County And City Splitting Cost Of Small Bridge On Newton's Edge


JASPER COUNTY AND THE CITY OF NEWTON WILL SPLIT THE COST OF REPLACING A SMALL BRIDGE ON THE EAST EDGE OF NEWTON. THE STRUCTURE IS ON NORTH 4TH AVENUE EAST, JUST EAST OF EAST 31ST STREET NORTH.

08/25/15 DMACC Newton Campus Scholarships For NHS Seniors


The Des Moines Area Community College Newton Campus will be awarding two one-year, full-tuition scholarships to Newton High School seniors to attend class on the DMACC Newton Campus starting in the fall of 2016.  

08/25/15 Local Unemployment Continues To Fall


UNEMPLOYMENT IN JASPER COUNTY CONTINUES TO FALL. IOWA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SAYS THE LOCAL JOBLESS RATE HIT 3.4-PERCENT IN JULY, DOWN FROM 3.6 IN JUNE.

08/25/15 A Des Moines Man's Local Attempted Murder Trial Delayed


AN ATTEMPTED MURDER TRIAL THAT WAS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN IN NEWTON TOMORROW, HAS BEEN DELAYED. YESTERDAY DISTRICT COURT JUDGE PAUL HUSCHER GRANTED A CONTINUANCE.

08/25/15 School Supply Donations To Newton Teachers And Students


THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR THIS WEEK….PRODUCED A NUMBER OF SCHOOL SUPPLY DONATIONS TO NEWTON TEACHERS AND STUDENTS. SUPERINTENDENT BOB CALLAGHAN ACKNOWLEDGE SOME DONATIONS LAST NIGHT.

08/25/15 Excessive Mold Spores Removed From Berg Elementary


QUICK ACTION WAS TAKEN AT NEWTON’S BERG ELEMENTARY EARLIER THIS MONTH…TO CORRECT AN AIR QUALITY ISSUE. SUPERINTENDENT BOB CALLAGHAN TOLD THE SCHOOL BOARD LAST NIGHT ABOUT A MOLD SPORE TEST.

08/24/15 Sentence Imposed For O-W-I Related Accident Near Newton


A 22 YEAR OLD WEST DES MOINES MAN WHO CAUSED A NEAR HEAD-ON ACCIDENT ON HIGHWAY F-48 WEST OF NEWTON IN EARLY MAY…HAS BEEN SENTENCED. CONLAN JAMES GREEN PLED GUILTY TO HIS FIRST O-W-I.

08/24/15 Local Animal Shelter Needs Food And Litter Donations


IT’S BEEN A TYPICAL SUMMER FOR THE JASPER COUNTY ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE AND HUMAN SOCIETY, IN TERMS OF THEIR FACILITY BEING PRETTY MUCH FULL OF DOGS AND CATS.

08/24/15 Baxter Students Are Back In School


CLASSES ARE BACK IN SESSION IN THE BAXTER SCHOOL DISTRICT. SUPERINTENDENT TODD MARTIN SAYS STUDENTS HAVE 4 NEW STAFF MEMBERS.

08/24/15 Newton Schools Back In Session


The 2015-2016 school year began this morning in Newton. Superintendent Bob Callaghan believes there are great opportunities for students in 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.