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11/20/14 Newton Housing Construction Incentives Modified


TODAY…NEWTON HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION IS HOSTING A PROMOTIONAL LUNCHEON FOR REGIONAL HOME BUILDERS. 

11/19/14 Local Newspaper Publisher Optimistic About The Future


THE PUBLISHER OF THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER SAYS HE’S VERY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE BUSINESS’S FUTURE. 

11/19/14 Parking Eliminated On Street South Of TPI Plant


PARKING IS NO LONGER GOING TO BE ALLOWED ON THE SHOULDER OF THE STREET THAT’S SOUTH OF THE TPI PLANT, NORTHEAST OF NEWTON. 

11/19/14 Newton Man Jailed On Jury's Assault Conviction


A 22 YEAR OLD NEWTON MAN FOUND GUILTY OF ASSAULT AGAINST A TEENAGE NEWTON GIRL HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO 15 DAYS IN JAIL. 

11/18/14 Local Social Worker Surrenders Professional License


A 62 YEAR OLD SOCIAL WORKER FROM RURAL NEWTON ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH A CLIENT HAS VOLUNTARILY SURRENDERED HIS LICENSE TO PRACTICE.

11/18/14 Newton City Council Says "No" To Implementing Utility Franchise Fees


THE NEWTON CITY COUNCIL HAS UNANIMOUSLY DECIDED NOT TO PURSUE IMPLEMENTATION OF FRANCHISE FEES ON GAS AND ELECTRIC BILLS. 

11/18/14 Newton Schools Looking At Future Technology Needs


OFFICIALS IN THE NEWTON SCHOOL DISTRICT CONTINUALLY EVALUATE THE TECHNOLOGY NEEDS TO PROVIDE STUDENTS THE BEST POSSIBLE EDUCATION. 

11/18/14 Newton Dangerous And Dilapidated Building Program Moving Forward


A VACANT 2-STORY HOME AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF FIRST AVENUE WEST AND HIGHWAY 14 IS THE LATEST PURCHASE UNDER THE CITY OF NEWTON’S DANGEROUS AND DILAPIDATED BUILDING PROGRAM. 

11/17/14 Salvation Army Bell Ringing Begins This Week


LATE THIS WEEK…BELL RINGING BEGINS IN NEWTON FOR THE LOCAL SALVATION ARMY. CORP OFFICER MAJOR JEFF CARTER SAYS IT’S THE SINGLE LARGEST FUNDRAISER FOR THE NEWTON SALVATION ARMY EVERY YEAR.

11/17/14 Newton City Council Considers Final Vote On Utility Franchise Fees


THE NEWTON CITY COUNCIL IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A FINAL DECISION TONIGHT…ABOUT PURSUING FRANCHISE FEE’S ON ELECTRIC AND GAS BILLS. 

11/17/14 Asbestos Removal Begins At Former County Care Facility


TODAY…AN ANKENY COMPANY BEGINS REMOVING ASBESTOS FROM THE OLD JASPER COUNTY CARE FACILITY.

11/17/14 Two Marshalltown Women Killed In NW Jasper County


TWO MARSHALLTOWN WOMEN ARE DEAD AND A MARSHALLTOWN TEENAGER IS HOSPITALIZED BECAUSE OF A ONE-VEHICLE ACCIDENT SATURDAY AFTERNOON. 

11/14/14 Newton Man Allegedly Assaults Wife And Her Boyfriend


A 39 YEAR OLD NEWTON MAN IS IN JAIL ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING HIS ESTRANGED WIFE AND HER BOYFRIEND. 

11/14/14 Newton School Superintendent Excited About Lower Class Sizes


EFFORTS TO REDUCE ELEMENTARY CLASS SIZES IN NEWTON HAVE ENCOURAGED SUPERINTENDENT BOB CALLAGHAN. 

11/14/14 Downtown Newton Christmas Parade Theme Announced


THE GREATER NEWTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S ANNUAL LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE IS TWO WEEKS AWAY. 

11/14/14 Newton Man Admits To Thefts At Businesses In Kellogg And Sully


A NEWTON MAN HAS PLED GUILTY TO CHARGES CONNECTED TO METAL AND CAR PART THEFTS LAST YEAR, FROM BUSINESSES IN KELLOGG AND SULLY. 

11/14/14 Colfax-Mingo School Survey Ending


TODAY IS THE LAST DAY PARENTS OF COLFAX-MINGO STUDENTS CAN TAKE AN ON-LINE SURVEY ABOUT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT. 

11/12/14 Percentage Of Reduced Priced Lunch Students In Newton Drops


THE PERCENTAGE OF NEWTON SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENTS WHO RECEIVE FREE OR REDUCED PRICED LUNCHES WENT DOWN SLIGHTLY FROM 2013 TO THIS YEAR. 

11/11/14 Newton Special Ed Program Gets Check And Praise


THE NEWTON SCHOOL DISTRICT’S SPECIAL ED PROGRAM RECEIVED A 12-HUNDRED DOLLAR CHECK AND WORDS OF APPRECIATION AT MONDAY NIGHT’S SCHOOL BOARD MEETING.