Jasper County News

03/31/15 Newton And Other Schools Can Start August 24th 2015


NEWTON AND OTHER IOWA SCHOOLS WILL BE ABLE TO START THE UP-COMING 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR MONDAY AUGUST 24TH. 

03/31/15 Lion's Den Shoplifters Caught In Newton Last Night


THE NEWTON POLICE SAY A MAN AND WOMAN ACCUSED OF SHOPLIFTING 82-DOLLARS WORTH OF MERCHANIDSE FROM THE LION’S DEN ADULT SPECIALTY STORE LAST NIGHT…ALSO HAD DRUG PARAPHERNALIA IN THEIR CAR. 

03/31/15 North Carolina Man Arrives At Jasper County Jail Drunk


A MAN WHO BEGAN A 2-DAY STAY IN THE JASPER COUNTY JAIL AROUND 7 O’CLOCK LAST NIGHT…WAS ALLEGEDLY DRUNK WHEN HE SHOWED UP.

03/31/15 Newton Convenience Store Clerk Assaulted Last Night


THE NEWTON POLICE SAY A CONVENIENCE STORE EMPLOYEE WAS INJURED LAST NIGHT, WHEN SHE WAS ATTACKED BY HER FIANCE’S EX-WIFE. 

03/31/15 Newton City Council Member Touts Importance Of Comprehensive Plan


A NEWTON CITY COUNCIL MEMBER WHO’S WORKED ALL OVER THE COUNTRY FOR SOME LARGE COMPANIES, SEES SEVERAL KEYS TO NEWTON’S GROWTH. 

03/31/15 Jasper County Fair Theme Announced


THE 2015 JASPER COUNTY FAIR IS STILL 4 MONTHS AWAY, BUT THIS YEAR’S FAIR THEME HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED. FAIR SPOKESPERSON RHONDA GUY SAYS THE THEME IS “BLUE JEANS AND COUNTY FAIR DREAMS”.

03/30/15 Not All Local Veterans Getting Benefits They're Entitled


ABOUT HALF OF JASPER COUNTY’S VETERANS MAY NOT BE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE BENEFITS THEY’RE ENTITLED FOR SERVING THEIR COUNTRY, ACCORDING TO CHRIS CHARTIER, DIRECTOR OF THE JASPER COUNTY OFFICE OF VETERAN AFFAIRS.

03/30/15 Newton Woman Gets Suspended Prison Term For Check Forgery


A 32 YEAR OLD NEWTON WOMAN HAS BEEN FINED AND GIVEN A 5 YEAR SUSPENDED PRISON TERM FOR HER ROLE IN FORGING STOLEN CHECKS. ASTRID JO BROWN WAS CHARGED WITH FOUR COUNTS OF FOGERY LAST AUGUST.

03/30/15 Newton Development Official Says "Corporate Suites" Needed


ONE OF THE FEATURES PROPOSED TO BE INCLUDED IN A 10-MILLION DOLLAR RENOVATION OF THE MIDTOWN BUILDING, WHICH WAS BUILT IN 1926 AS HOTEL MAYTAG, IS EXPECTED TO FILL A VOID FOR A NUMBER OF LARGER LOCAL COMPANIES. 

03/27/15 Newton Parent Meetings Coming For Kindergarten Round-Up


THE NEWTON SCHOOL DISTRICT IS PREPARING TO HOST PARENT MEETINGS WITHIN THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS…FOR KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP.        &

03/27/15 No Arrests Yet In Employee Fight At Downtown Newton Restaurant


THE NEWTON POLICE SAY NO CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED YET IN CONNECTION WITH A FIGHT LAST NIGHT, BETWEEN TWO EMPLOYEES OF THE PANDA GARDEN RESTAURANT. 

03/27/15 Minor Change Coming To Local Semi Weigh Station


THE PERMANENT CLOSING OF I-80 REST AREAS IN DALLAS COUNTY…MEANS A MINOR CHANGE AT JASPER COUNTY’S SEMI WEIGH STATION. 

03/27/15 Local Unemployment Hits 5% In February


JASPER COUNTY’S JOBLESS RATE FELL TO AN EVEN 5-PERCENT LAST MONTH, DOWN FROM 5.2-PERCENT IN JANUARY. IOWA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT RELEASED FEBRUARY’S NUMBERS THIS MORNING. 

03/27/15 Senator Allen Unsure On Vote For State Human Services Director


NEWTON DEMOCRAT CHAZ ALLEN SAYS HE HAS NOT MADE UP HIS MIND YET ON HOW HE WILL VOTE… CONCERNING THE RETENTION OF IOWA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES DIRECTOR CHUCK PALMER. 

03/27/15 Floor Plans Approved For New Newton School Administration Building


THE NEWTON SCHOOL BOARD THIS WEEK…APPROVED THE SCHEMATIC DESIGN FOR THE OLD HY-VEE WEST BUILDING. THE FIRST AVENUE WEST PROPERTY WILL BE RENOVATED INTO THE DISTRICT’S NEW ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AND BASICS AND BEYOND CAMPUS.

03/27/15 First Degree Murder Conviction In Newton Native's Missouri Death


A JURY IN JOPLIN MISSOURI TOOK JUST OVER 3 HOURS YESTERDAY…TO CONVICT 41 YEAR OLD JEFFERY BRUNER OF KILLING 37 YEAR OLD NEWTON NATIVE DEREK MOORE.

03/25/15 Two Drug Arrests From Late Night Praire City Traffic Stop


A TRAFFIC STOP IN PRAIRIE CITY LATE LAST NIGHT…PRODUCED TWO DRUG ARRESTS. THE DRIVER IS ACCUSED OF POSSESSING METH AND DRUG PARAPERNALIA. 

03/26/15 Midtown Building Manager Supports Possible Renovators


ONE OF THE LONGTIME MANAGERS OF THE MIDTOWN BUILDING IS SPEAKING HIGHLY OF THE PEOPLE INVOLVED WITH IT’S PROPOSED RENOVATION. 

03/26/15 Newton Man Gets 2 Year Prison Term On Meth Charge


A 22 YEAR OLD NEWTON MAN HAS BEEN GIVEN A 2 YEAR PRISON SENTENCE FOR HIS INVOLVEMENT WITH METH. WYATT ANDREW FRANKLIN AND TWO OTHER MEN WERE ARRESTED IN MONROE FEBRUARY 9TH.

03/26/15 Principal Position Being Eliminated In Lynnville-Sully


THE LYNNVILLE-SULLY SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL HAVE THREE LESS EMPLOYEES NEXT SCHOOL YEAR, IN ORDER TO CUT 150-THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM THE BUDGET.

03/25/15 Senator Allen Backs Tanning Bed Ban For Minors


NEWTON DEMOCRAT CHAZ ALLEN WAS AMONG A SLIM MAJORITY IN THE IOWA SENATE, WHO VOTED FOR A BILL THAT WOULD BAN MINORS FROM USING COMMERCIAL TANNING BEDS.

03/25/15 Newton DMACC Campus Hosts Job/Career Fair Tomorrow


IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A JOB OR WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYMENT SITUATION, THE NEWTON DMACC CAMPUS IS THE PLACE TO BE TOMORROW AFTERNOON.

03/25/15 Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds Applauds Newton's Determination


LT GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS IS VERY COMPLIMENTARY ABOUT THE ECONOMIC TURNAROUND IN NEWTON SINCE 1-THOUSAND JOBS LEFT THE COMMUNITY IN 2007.

03/25/15 State Audit For Jasper County's 2013-2014 Fiscal Year Released


LOCAL TAX REVENUE IN JASPER COUNTY DURING THE 2013-2014 FISCAL YEAR TOPPED 49-MILLION 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS. THAT FIGURE IS PART OF AN AUDIT REPORT ON THE COUNTY RELEASED YESTERDAY BY STATE AUDITOR MARY MOSIMAN. 

03/25/15 Summer School To Replace Newton Transitional Kindergarten Program


A DECISION BY THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO NO LONGER GRANT STATE AID FOR STUDENTS IN TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS…IS FORCING THE NEWTON SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DROP THAT OPTION. 

03/25/15 Rural Kellogg Man Admits Selling Borrowed Mower


A RURAL KELLOGG MAN WHO ADMITTED SELLING A BORROWED MOWER IS FREE ON BOND. 28 YEAR OLD DUSTIN ALTON JOHN OHMSTEDE HAS PLED GUILTY TO 2ND DEGREE THEFT.