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10/21/14 New Stops Signs Approved For SW Newton


STOP SIGNS WILL BE GOING UP AT TWO MORE INTERSECTIONS IN SOUTHWEST NEWTON. 

10/21/14 County Unemployment Increased In September


UNEMPLOYMENT IN JASPER COUNTY WENT UP IN SEPTEMBER…AS 60 MORE RESIDENTS WERE LOOKING FOR JOBS. 

10/21/14 Local Trial Date Set For Alleged "Twilight" Movie Actor


AN APRIL 15TH JURY TRIAL HAS BEEN SET IN JASPER COUNTY DISTRICT COURT, FOR THE SELF PROCLAIMED “TWILIGHT” MOVIE ACTOR FACING FEDERAL AND LOCAL SEX AND EXPLOITATION CHARGES. 

10/21/14 Newton 19 Year Old Arrested For Harboring A Runaway


 
A YOUNG NEWTON WOMAN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH HARBORING A RUNAWAY, FOR LYING TO POLICE ABOUT HER JUVENILE BOYFRIEND.

10/21/14 Newton Doing Well In Challenge Against Newton Kansas


NEWTON IS DOING WELL AGAINST NEWTON KANSAS IN THE “NEWTON VS. NEWTON CHALLENGE”. 

10/21/14 Thombert President Concerned About Franchise Fee Proposal


THE PRESIDENT OF A LONG TIME MANUFACTURING COMPANY IN NEWTON IS CONCERNED ABOUT THE CITY COUNCIL’S PROPOSAL TO IMPLEMENT FRANCHISE FEES ON ELECTRIC AND NATURAL GAS BILLS.

10/21/14 Franchise Fees Could Be Coming To Newton Utility Bills


LAST NIGHT THE NEWTON CITY COUNCIL TOOK THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS ESTABLISHING FRANCHISE FEES ON ELECTRIC AND NATURAL GAS BILLS. 

10/20/14 State House Candidates Address Welfare To Work


THE MARION COUNTY REPUBLICAN SEEKING RE-ELECTION TO THE STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN DISTRICT 28 WOULD LIKE TO SEE SEVERAL CHANGES TO THE STATE’S WELFARE SYSTEM. 

10/20/14 Stormwater Detention Pond To Be Built At Newton City Airport


THE CITY OF NEWTON IS MOVING FORWARD WITH PLANS TO BUILD A STORMWATER DETENTION POND AT THE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT. 

10/17/14 Local Prisoners Help At County Animal Rescue League


PRISONERS AT THE NEWTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY ARE HELPING THE JASPER COUNTY ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE AND HUMANE SOCIETY TAKE CARE OF STRAY ANIMALS.

10/17/14 Development Agreement Tax Rebates Given To NewtonExit 168 Hotels


PROPERTY TAX REBATES TOTALING JUST UNDER 59-THOUSAND DOLLARS HAVE BEEN GRANTED FOR TWO NEWTON HOTELS AT EXIT 168. 

10/17/14 Local State Senate Candidates Address Welfare To Work


GETTING PEOPLE OFF WELFARE AND INTO JOBS WAS ONE OF THE QUESTIONS DISTRICT 15 STATE SENATE CANDIDATES CHAZ ALLEN AND CRYSTAL BRUNTZ ANSWERED DURING A CANDIDATE FORUM IN NEWTON LAST NIGHT. 

10/17/14 Six State Senate And Representative Candidates Speak In Newton


SIX CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR LOCAL STATE SENATE AND STATE REPRESENTATIVE SEATS IN THE UP-COMING NOVEMBER 4TH ELECTION WERE IN NEWTON LAST NIGHT, PARTICIPATING IN A CANDIDATE FORUM.

10/16/14 Emergency Warning Siren Test In Northeast Newton Friday


THE CITY OF NEWTON IS LOOKING TO UP-GRADE THE EMERGENCY WARNING SIRENS IN THE NORTHEAST AREA OF TOWN. 

10/16/14 Newton Woman Gets Jail Time For Assault On Adult Daughter


A 54 YEAR OLD NEWTON WOMAN IS SERVING 2 DAYS IN JAIL FOR GUILTY PLEAS TO DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA.

10/16/14 Local Podiatrist Surrenders His License


LOCAL FOOT DOCTOR TIMOTHY SMITH OF SMITH FOOT CLINIC HAS SURRENDERED HIS PODIATRY LICENSE. 
 

10/16/14 Former Maytag Campus Property Tax Rebate Nears 100-Thousand Dollars


THE COMPANY THAT ACQUIRED THE FORMER MAYTAG HEADQUARTERS CAMPUS IS GETTING REFUNDED JUST OVER 97-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN PROPERTY TAXES. 

10/16/14 Statehouse Candidates Invited To Newton Forum Tonight


LOCAL STATE SENATE AND STATE REPRESENTATIVE CANDIDATES WILL BE IN NEWTON TONIGHT…FOR A CANDIDATE FORUM. 

10/15/14 United Way Board Meeting To Determine Funding Eligibility


THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE JASPER COUNTY UNITED WAY ARE GOING TO BE MEETING TOMORROW…TO MAKE SURE NON-PROFIT AGENCIES THAT HAVE APPLIED FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IN THE 2015-2016 FUNDING CYCLE, ARE ELIGIBLE.

10/15/14 Two Drug Arrests North Of Colfax


TWO COLFAX RESIDENTS ARE IN THE JASPER COUNTY JAIL, ACCUSED OF BEING CAUGHT WITH METH AND MARIJUANA YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. 

10/15/14 "Get To Know Newton Scavenger Hunt" Moved To On-Line


THE NEWTON CONVENTION AND VISITOR’S BUREAU “GET TO KNOW NEWTON CHARITY SCAVENGER HUNT” AT MAYTAG PARK SATURDAY…HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF REGISTRATIONS. 

10/15/14 Newton Featured On National TV Show


NEWTON WAS AT THE CENTER OF A NATIONAL TELEVISION SHOW LATE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. 

10/13/14 New Miss Iowa And Miss Iowa Teen USA Crowned


A YOUNG WOMAN FROM A SMALL TOWN JUST EAST OF WATERLOO HAS BEEN CROWNED “MISS IOWA USA” FOR 2015.