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12/19/14 Grinnell Man Gets Suspended Prison Term In Jasper County Drug Case


A GRINNELL MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES IN NEWTON LAST MONTH…HAS BEEN GIVEN A SUSPENDED 5 YEAR PRISON TERM. 

12/19/14 Newton Hospital's Equipment And Facilities Touted By CEO And President


THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OF SKIFF MEDICAL CENTER SAYS THE HOSPITAL’S FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT ARE 2ND TO NONE IN TERMS OF RURAL HEALTH CARE. 

12/19/14 Newton City Council Approves 4 Board Appointments


THE NEWTON CITY COUNCIL HAS FILLED TWO VACANCIES ON THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION. DUE TO STATE GENDER BALANCE REQUIREMENTS…BOTH APPOINTEES HAD TO BE MEN. 

12/19/14 Survey Says Local Farmland Values Have Increased


THE VALUE OF AN AVERAGE ACRE OF JASPER COUNTY FARMLAND HAS INCREASED THIS PAST YEAR. THE LATEST SURVEY RELEASED BY IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY PUTS THE AVERAGE PRICE AT 8-THOUSAND 402-DOLLARS AN ACRE.

12/18/14 Bad 25-Hundred Dollar Check Arrest


A 51 YEAR OLD NEWTON MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR WRITING A BAD 25-HUNDRED DOLLAR CHECK. DAVID MICHAEL STENSON IS ACCUSED OF 2ND DEGREE THEFT.

12/18/14 Weekend Pitstop/Thunder Nights Executive Director Leaving Iowa


LIBBY MARSHALL IS STEPPING DOWN AS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF WEEKEND PITSTOP/THUNDER NIGHTS. MARSHALL TOLD THE CITY COUNCIL MONDAY NIGHT…SHE’S MOVING OUT OF STATE.

12/18/14 St. Nick's Distribution Day Today


TODAY IS DISTRIBUTION DAY FOR ST. NICK’S CHRISTMAS CLUB. FOR OVER 25 YEARS THE VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION HAS PROVIDED CLOTHES…TOYS…AND FOOD TO DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES DURING CHRISTMAS.

12/17/14 Newton Man Sentenced In 2013 Sully Auto Shop Thefts


A 41 YEAR OLD NEWTON MAN HAS BEEN GIVEN SUSPENDED ONE AND TWO YEAR PRISON TERMS FOR STEALING METAL AND CAR PART THEFTS FROM A SULLY BUSINESS LAST YEAR.

12/17/14 Teenage Gun Thief Gets Suspended Prison Sentence


A NEWTON 19 YEAR OLD HAS BEEN GIVEN A SUSPENDED 5 YEAR PRISON SENTENCE FOR BREAKING INTO A HOME IN SOUTHEAST NEWTON, AND STEALING 3 GUNS. 

12/17/14 Newton Spending Some Of 2013-2014 Fiscal Year Surplus


THE NEWTON CITY COUNCIL HAS AGREED TO SPEND 151-THOUSAND OF A 307-THOUSAND DOLLAR 2013-2014 BUDGET SURPLUS. THE REMAINING 156-THOUSAND DOLLARS WILL BE SET ASIDE FOR POSSIBLE USE IN THE 2015-2016 BUDGET.

12/17/18 Newton School Board Meeting On Elementary School Configuration


TOMORROW NIGHT…THE NEWTON SCHOOL BOARD WILL HOLD A SPECIAL MEETING TO DISCUSS ONE TOPIC, A POSSIBLE CHANGE IN GRADE LEVEL GROUPINGS AT THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.

12/16/14 Newton Historical Group Asks City To Buy Bergman House


A GROUP INTERESTED IN SAVING THE BERGMAN HOUSE ON FIRST AVENUE EAST IN NEWTON, IS ASKING THE CITY TO PURCHASE THE PROPERTY.

12/16/14 R-E-G Celebrates 13-Million Dollar Up-Grade At Newton Plant


RENEWABLE ENERGY GROUP INCORPORATED CELEBRATED THE COMPLETION OF UP-GRADES TO THE 30-MILLION GALLON NEWTON BIOREFINERY YESTERDAY. 

12/16/14 City Of Newton Purchases Another "D & D" Property


ANOTHER RUN-DOWN HOME HAS BEEN PURCHASED BY THE CITY OF NEWTON. LAST NIGHT THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED PAYING 20-THOUSAND 500-DOLLARS FOR THE HOUSE AT 1008 EAST 8TH STREET NORTH. 

12/15/14 53 Year Old Newton Woman Gets Jail Time For Meth And Marijuana Possessi


A 53 YEAR OLD NEWTON WOMAN CAUGHT WITH METH AND MARIJUANA IN HER BEDROOM HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO 10 DAYS IN JAIL. 

12/15/14 Prison Time Given For Drunk Newton Police Chase


A 37 YEAR OLD NEWTON MAN HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO PRISON…FOR ATTEMPTING TO ELUDE A NEWTON OFFICER WHILE DRUNK. 

12/15/14 State Representative Dan Kelley's 2015 Committee Appointments


NEWTON DEMOCRAT DAN KELLEY HAS BEEN APPOINTED THE RANKING MEMBER OF THE HOUSE ADMINISTRATION AND REGULATION BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEE FOR THE UP-COMING LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

12/15/14 Hunting Licenses And Off-Road Vehicle Registrations At County Recorders


2015 HUNTING LICENSES GO ON SALE AS OF TODAY…AT THE JASPER COUNTY RECORDER’S OFFICE. COUNTY RECORDER ELECT DENISE ALLEN ADDS REGISTRATIONS WILL EXPIRE SOON FOR SNOWMOBILES AND OTHER OFF-ROAD RECREATIONAL VEHICLES.

12/15/14 Close To 700 Use Senior Health Insurance Information Volunteers


SKIFF MEDICAL CENTER SAYS MORE JASPER COUNTY RESIDENTS THAN EVER TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE SENIOR HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION PROGRAM THIS YEAR.

12/15/14 Child Endangerment Charge Against Newton Man Dismissed


A CHARGE OF CHILD ENDANGERMENT CAUSING INJURY HAS BEEN DISMISSED AGAINST A 40 YEAR OLD NEWTON MAN. 

12/12/14 Newton City Council Praised By City Administrator


THE NEWTON CITY COUNCIL IS GETTING HIGH MARKS FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BOB KNABEL.

12/06/14 January Death At Sully Truck Wash Prompts Lawsuit


THE DEATH OF A SULLY TRUCK WASH EMPLOYEE IN JANUARY HAS PROMPTED A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE BUSINESS. 

12/04/14 Newton Stalking Case Dismissed


A STALKING CHARGE AGAINST A FORMER NEWTON MAN HAS BEEN DISMISSED. THE JASPER COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE FILED THE MOTION FOR DISMISSAL DUE TO A LACK OF EVIDENCE.