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08/22/14 Trial Date Set For Accused Motorcycle Thief


A DECEMBER 3RD TRIAL HAS BEEN SET FOR A LAMBS GROVE MAN ACCUSED OF POSSESSING A STOLEN MOTORCYCLE.

08/22/14 South Skunk Blues Society Preparing For Another Blues Festival


THE SOUTH SKUNK BLUES SOCIETY IS PREPARING TO HOST ANOTHER BLUES MUSIC FESTIVAL IN NEWTON NEXT SATURDAY AUGUST 30TH. 

08/22/14 Craig Light Named Full-Time Newton Chamber Leader


AFTER TWO TURNS AS INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE GREATER NEWTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, CRAIG LIGHT NOW HAS THE JOB FULL-TIME. 

08/21/14 Colfax Woman Arrested For Meth In Her Newton Motel Room


A PRELIMINARY TRIAL DATE OF DECEMBER 3RD WAS SET THIS WEEK FOR A COLFAX WOMAN ACCUSED OF HAVING METH IN THE NEWTON MOTEL ROOM SHE SHARED WITH HER TWO CHILDREN. 

08/21/14 Blood Drive In Newton This Afternoon


ANOTHER NEWTON COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE OCCURS THIS AFTERNOON AT THE NEWTON DMACC CONFERENCE CENTER.

08/21/14 Changes On Newton Park And Baxter Economic Development Corp. Boards


THE NEWTON PARK BOARD HAS A NEW MEMBER WHILE THE BOARD FOR BAXTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONS HAS LOST TWO.

08/20/14 Newton City Council Evaluating New Dog Ordinance Proposal


A TASK FORCE OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND DOG OWNERS HAVE DRAFTED A PROPOSED NEW ORDINANCE DEALING WITH AGGRESSIVE  DOGS AND DOGS THAT RUN LOOSE.

08/20/14 Newton Woman Accused Of Forging 2 Checks


A 5-THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND HAS BEEN SET FOR A NEWTON WOMAN ACCUSED OF FORGING TWO CHECKS FOR OVER 300-DOLLARS. 

08/20/14 Late Night Newton Traffic Stop Produces Drug Arrest


A 51 YEAR OLD NEWTON WOMAN IS IN JAIL ON DRUG CHARGES AFTER A TRAFFIC STOP IN NEWTON LATE LAST NIGHT. 

08/20/14 Ticket Issued In Pick-Up/Tractor Accident Near Prairie City


THE IOWA STATE PATROL HAS CITED AN OTTUMWA MAN FOR HITTING A TRACTOR ON HIGHWAY 163 LAST WEEK, INJURING HIS DAUGHTER AND A YOUNG COLFAX MAN. 

08/20/14 PCM And Lynnville-Sully Back To School Today


SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION AS OF TODAY…IN THE PCM AND LYNNVILLE-SULLY SCHOOL DISTRICTS. 

08/19/14 Elected County Official Takes The ALS Plunge


AN ELECTED JASPER COUNTY OFFICIAL TOOK THE A-L-S PLUNGE THIS MORNING, TO PROMOTE AWARENESS OF THE PROGRESSIVE NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE. 

08/19/14 Newton Man Seriously Injured In Highway 6 Crash


A NEWTON MAN WAS FLOWN TO A DES MOINES HOSPITAL LATE THIS MORNING, AFTER HIS CAR CROSSED THE CENTER LINE OF HIGHWAY 6 EAST OF NEWTON. T

08/19/14 Newton Mom Charged In Sexual Abuse Of Her Daughter


A 37 YEAR OLD NEWTON WOMAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR FAILING TO REPORT THE POSSIBLE SEXUAL ABUSE OF HER NOW 12 YEAR OLD PREGNANT DAUGHTER. 

08/19/14 Local Unemployment Rate Stayed Steady In July


JASPER COUNTY’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE STAYED STEADY IN JULY…DESPITE A MINOR DROP IN THE NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED. 

08/19/14 Newton Woman Goes to Prison For Her Latest Drug Offense


A 49 YEAR OLD NEWTON WOMAN HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR HER LATEST POSSESSION OF METH OFFENSE. 

08/19/14 New Newton Rental Housing Code Closer To Adoption


THE CITY OF NEWTON IS MOVING FORWARD WITH AN EFFORT TO IMPROVE OR SHUT DOWN UNFIT RENTAL HOUSING. THE SECOND READING OF A NEW MINIMUM RENTAL HOUSING CODE WAS UNANIMOUSLY PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT.

08/19/14 Newton Schools Back In Session As Of Today


AS OF TODAY…SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION IN NEWTON. SUPERINTENDENT BOB CALLAGHAN SAYS ENROLLMENT APPEARS TO BE SIMILAR TO LAST YEAR.

08/18/14 Newton Man Accused Of Breaking His Ankle While Drunk


A 35 YEAR OLD NEWTON MAN IS ACCUSED OF BEING DRUNK, OVER 3 TIMES THE LIMIT, WHEN HE FELL AND BROKE HIS ANKLE EARLIER THIS MONTH. 

08/18/14 90-Day Jail Term Given In Newton "Hammer" Attack


A 36 YEAR OLD NEWTON MAN ARRSTED FOR BREAKING INTO HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND’S HOME WITH A HAMMER AND CHASING HER, HAS BEEN GIVEN A 3-MONTH JAIL SENTENCE. 

08/18/14 Newton School Lunch Prices 10-Cents Higher


TOMORROW…WHEN NEWTON STUDENTS GO THROUGH THE LUNCH LINE FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS SCHOOL YEAR, THEIR PARENTS WILL PAY ALITTLE MORE THAN LAST YEAR.

08/18/14 Newton, PCM, Lynnville-Sully Holding Open Houses Tonight


THREE JASPER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT’S ARE HOLDING BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT AND OPEN HOUSES THIS EVENING. 

08/18/14 Baxter School Begins 2014-2015 Classes


IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL IN BAXTER TODAY. BAXTER IS THE SECOND DISTRICT IN JASPER COUNTY TO BEGIN THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR.

08/07/14 Two Newton Women Arrested For Check Forgery


TWO NEWTON WOMEN ACCUSED OF FORGING 5 STOLEN CHECKS, HAVE POSTED BOND. 

07/28/14 Dollar Tree Chain Buying Rival Stores


A COMPANY THAT OPERATES A DISCOUNT STORE IN NEWTON IS BUYING ANOTHER COMPANY THAT USE TO HAVE A NEWTON STORE.