Jasper County News

10/30/14 Indy Car Series Returns To Iowa Speedway July 18th


THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES RETURNS TO THE IOWA SPEEDWAY FOR A RACE THIS COMING JULY 18TH. 

10/30/14 Newton School Wellness Policy Being Updated


REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NEWTON SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL BE MEETING NEXT MONTH…TO UPDATE THE WELLNESS POLICY. T

10/29/14 County Supervisor Candidates Name Priorities


THE THREE CANDIDATES SEEKING TWO JASPER COUNTY SUPERVISOR SEATS HAVE MENTIONED A VARIETY OF PRIORITIES IF ELECTED. 

10/29/14 Guilty Plea Made In January High Speed Drug Chase


GUILTY PLEAS WERE ENTERED IN JASPER COUNTY DISTRICT COURT YESTERDAY….BY A 20 YEAR OLD DES MOINES WOMAN ACCUSED OF TRANSPORTING MARIJUANA AND LEADING LOCAL OFFICERS ON A HIGH SPEED CHASE. 

10/29/14 2nd Conviction In Rock Creek West Marijuana Grow Operation


A 54 YEAR OLD WOMAN WHO HAD A MARIJUANA GROWING OPERATION AT HER HOME NEAR ROCK CREEK LAKE, HAS PLED GUILTY TO TWO CHARGES. 

10/29/14 Newton Woman Injured In Parking Lot Accident


AN ACCIDENT IN THE PARKING LOT OF A NEWTON BUSINESS SENT A 34 YEAR OLD NEWTON WOMAN TO SKIFF MEDICAL CENTER YESTERDAY.

10/29/14 Newton Library Has Increased Services This Past Year


USERS OF THE NEWTON PULBIC LIBRARY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SEVERAL NEW SERVICES THROUGHOUT THE PAST YEAR. 

10/29/14 Rural Newton Man Sentenced To Prison On Meth Charge


A RURAL NEWTON MAN HAS BEEN GIVEN A 10 YEAR PRISON SENTENCE FOR POSSESSING METH. 

10/28/14 USAC Silver Crown Series Returns To Iowa Speedway


IOWA SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCED TODAY THE UNITED STATES AUTO CLUB SILVER CROWN SERIES WILL RETURN TO THE TRACK IN 2015. 

10/28/14 County LOSS Tax Revenue Increases


JASPER COUNTY IS PROJECTED TO SEE A 60-THOUSAND DOLLAR PLUS INCREASE IN LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX REVENUE. 

10/28/14 Asbestos Removal Project At Closed County Care Facility Approved


TO REMOVE ASBESTOS FROM THE OLD COUNTY CARE FACILITY, IT’S GOING TO COST JASPER COUNTY TAXPAYERS JUST UNDER 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS. 

10/28/14 Newton School Enrollment Just Short Of 3-Thousand


THE NEWTON SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS JUST UNDER 3-THOUSAND PRE-SCHOOL THROUGH 12TH GRADE STUDENTS. 

10/28/14 Some School Security Cameras Being Replaced In Newton


THE SECURITY CAMERAS PROVIDING THE VIDEO SECRETARIES AT NEWTON SCHOOLS LOOK AT TO BUZZ PEOPLE INTO THE BUILDINGS ARE GOING TO BE REPLACED.  

10/28/14 Newton FFA Members Leaving For National FFA Convention


ABOUT A DOZEN NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL AG STUDENTS WILL BE LEAVING FOR LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY AFTER SCHOOL TODAY. 

10/27/14 Newton Iowa Wins First Ever Newton Challenge


NEWTON’S COMMUNITY SPIRIT HELPED THE CITY WIN THE FIRST EVER “NEWTON IOWA VS. NEWTON KANSAS CHALLENGE”. 

10/27/14 Local Walk Highlighted Military Suicides


A LOCAL EVENT WAS HELD THIS PAST WEEKEND TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT A TROUBLING TREND AMONG MILITARY MEMBERS. 

10/27/14 Homeless Newton Apartment Trespasser Sentenced


A 26 YEAR OLD WOMAN POLICE SAY IS HOMELESS HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO 5 DAYS TIME ALREADY SERVED IN JAIL…FOR TRESPASSING AT A NEWTON APARTMENT COMPLEX.

10/27/14 Use Of Newton Public Library Is Changing


THE WAY PEOPLE ARE USING THE NEWTON PUBLIC LIBRARY IS CHANGING ACCORDING TO LIBRARY DIRECTOR SUE PADILLA.

10/27/14 County Recorder Candidates Promote Their Work Experience


THE TWO CANDIDATES FOR JASPER COUNTY RECORDER HAVE VASTLY DIFFERENT WORK EXPERIENCE. 

10/24/14 Newton City Council Nixes Wildlife Feeding Ban


THIS WEEK THE NEWTON CITY COUNCIL DECIDED NOT TO ACT ON A CITIZEN’S COMPLAINT ABOUT DAMAGE CAUSED BY RESIDENTS FEEDING SQUIRRELS.
 

10/24/14 Newton Home Burglary Suspect Jailed


A NEWTON MAN ALLEGEDLY CAUGHT IN THE ACT OF BURGLARIZING A HOME IN LATE SEPTEMBER….HAS BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

10/24/14 Newton Comprehensive Plan Gets An Award


THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN THE CITY OF NEWTON ADOPTED IN 2012 HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED BY THE IOWA CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION. 

10/24/14 Late Night Newton Speeder Was Allegedly Drunk


A 21 YEAR OLD NEWTON MAN WAS ALLEGEDLY SPEEDING AND DRIVING DRUNK LATE LAST NIGHT.

10/24/14 Local United Way Fundraiser Saturday Featuring "Duane & Floppy"


A LONG RUNNING CENTRAL IOWA CHILDREN’S TELEVISION SHOW IS THE FOCUS OF A FUNDRAISER TOMMORROW FOR THE UNITED WAY OF JASPER COUNTY.