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7/06/15 Newton City Council to Meet


NEWTON CITY COUNCIL THIS EVENING WILL HAVE A PUBLIC HEARING ON:
 

07/02/15 Colfax-Mingo Has 3 Interim Superintendent Candidates


THE COLFAX-MINGO SCHOOL BOARD HAS CALLED FOR A SPECIAL MEETING AT 5:30 NEXT TUESDAY NIGHT, SO THEY CAN INTERVIEW THREE APPLICANTS FOR INTERIM SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT.  

07/02/15 Des Moines Woman Sentenced In Colfax Check Forgery Case


PROBATION HAS BEEN GIVEN TO A DES MOINES WOMAN ARRESTED FOR PASSING OVER 11-HUNDRED DOLLARS OF FORGED AND STOLEN CHECKS AT CASEY STORES IN COLFAX. 

07/02/15 Colfax Police Pursuit And Drug Arrest Produces 5 Year Prison Term


A 28 YEAR OLD MAN CAUGHT WITH MARIJUANA AND METH AFTER A BRIEF POLICE CHASE IN COLFAX, HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO 5 YEARS IN PRISON. COREY JOE BARNHART IS A REPEAT OFFENDER. 

07/01/15 Most Elected County Officials Get Pay Raise Today


MOST OF JASPER COUNTY’S ELECTED OFFICIALS ARE EARNING ALITTLE MORE MONEY AS OF TODAY. SALARY INCREASES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2015 TOOK EFFECT TODAY. 

07/01/15 Baxter Woman Sentenced For Keeping Lost Cash-Filled Billfold


A 54 YEAR OLD BAXTER WOMAN ARRESTED FOR KEEPING A LOST BILLFOLD CONTAINING HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS IN CASH, HAS BEEN GIVEN PROBATION AND A CIVIL PENALTY. 

07/01/15 Brad Jermeland Officially Is PCM's New Superintendent


TODAY IS BRAD JERMELAND'S FIRST OFFICIAL DAY AS PCM SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT. IN EARLY JUNE...JERMELAND WAS HIRED TO SUCCEED JANE BABCOCK, WHO RETIRED. 

06/16/15 Newton Man Admits Driving While Drugged


A 1-THOUSAND 250-DOLLAR FINE AND A YEAR OF PROBATION ARE PART OF THE SENTENCE FOR A 22 YEAR OLD NEWTON MAN WHO ADMITS HE DROVE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A DRUG EARLIER THIS YEAR. 

06/01/15 Bakken Pipeline Surveys Past Halfway Point


THE COMPANY THAT WANTS TO BUILD THE 3.8-BILLION DOLLAR BAKKEN CRUDE OIL PIPELINE THROUGH IOWA AND JASPER COUNTY, SAYS THEY’VE COMPLETED OVER HALF THE CIVIL, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND ARCHEOLOGICAL SURVEYS REQUIRED IN IOWA. 

05/11/15 Newton Woman Serving O-W-I Jail Term In Her Home


A 47 YEAR OLD NEWTON WOMAN ARRESTED IN DECEMBER FOR DRIVING WITH A BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT OVER TWICE THE LIMIT….HAS STARTED SERVING A 30-DAY JAIL TERM IN HER HOME. MELISSA KAY ATWOOD PLED GUILTY TO O-W-I. THE JUDGE RULED SHE COULD SERVE HER JAIL TER