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Rova Saxophone Quartet Concert Oct. 7

The Grinnell College Music Department will showcase Rova Saxophone Quartet Concert Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Formed in San Francisco with its first concert being in February 1978, Rova Sax Quartet quickly became well-known for its vital blend of compositions and structured improvisation, and has performed - over its 40-plus years - at some of the most prestigious jazz clubs and festivals throughout the world, including festivals that are well-known but hardly support the cutting edge of “jazz” - such as The Monterey Jazz Festival - and other major festivals with truly creative programming such as Jazz em Agosto (Lisbon, Portugal), Winter Jazzfest (New York) Music Unlimited (Wels, Austria), and Musique Actuelle (Victoriaville, Quebec) and Vancouver Jazz Festival.
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Jasper County selects ISG as carbon pipeline inspector

Until the Iowa Legislature addresses concerns about eminent domain next year, the construction of the carbon pipeline in Jasper County is effectively on hold. Still, in preparation for the upcoming project, the board of supervisors earlier this month signed a letter of intent with its inspector who will oversee the work.
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Pella Volleyball Falls in Grinnell

For the first time in a decade, it was advantage Grinnell on the volleyball court as the Tigers celebrated homecoming with a 3-1 win over Pella (24-26, 25-20, 24-26, 22-25) Tuesday evening. While all four sets remained close, the Tigers took advantage of several critical Dutch errors late in sets to pull off the upset. Grinnell defeated their conference foes for the first time in 15 matches, dating back to September 18th, 2012. Pella falls to 10-9 overall and 3-3 in conference play, and are off until they host Pella Christian Monday.

Indianola Volleyball Sweeps Newton in Conference Matchup

The Indianola volleyball dispatched Newton in a Little Hawkeye Conference matchup Tuesday night, winning 3-0 on the road. The Indians had little trouble from the start, winning the first set 25-15, then again built a double-digit advantage in a 25-14 win in the second set, before eliminating any chance of a Cardinals rally with a 25-11 win in the third set to earn the win. Head coach Kent Halstead tells KNIA Sports you can’t teach height, and the Indians have to be an excellent passing team and that is what he has seen so far. Indianola improves to 21-4 and 4-1 in conference play, and they will next play in the Urbandale invitational on Saturday.

Volleyball Rams and Rockets both lose

Greene County lost a Heart of Iowa Activities Conference volleyball match in State Center to West Marshall last night in five sets, while Paton-Churdan dropped a home match to Ar-We-Va (Westside) in Rolling Valley Activities Conference action in four sets. Coach Chris Heisterkamp’s Rams fell 25-27, 25-23, 30-28, 18-25, 14-16....

Jayette Swimmers Earn Split at Newton

PHS Swim Team traveled to the Newton YMCA Tuesday night, Sept 27. They swam against the. Newton(NCMP) and Oskaloosa. The Newton YMCA is a 25 meter pool, so the times from. tonight have to be converted to yards to compare with our other meets. The times reported. tonight are all...

Developer to invest $1.5M in old Lederman building

The city agreed to provide assistance to a developer who is investing $1.5 million into the rehabilitation of the old Lederman Bail Bonds building in downtown Newton. Council members unanimously voted in favor of providing a $75,000 forgivable loan and tax rebates not to exceed $85,000 over the next 10 years.

Driver Rescued from Burning Semi After Tama County Accident

(Tama, IA) — The semi driver had to be rescued from his burning rig in an accident in Tama County. The Iowa State Patrol says the semi driven by 63-year-old John Perkins of Eagle River, Wisconsin hit an unoccupied disabled pickup in the right lane of Highway 30 near Tama Monday. The report says the semi jackknifed into the median and caught fire. First responders pulled Perkins from the burning truck. The driver of the pickup, 37-year-old Kofi Adu-Sarkodi was standing nearby and suffered what are described as non-life-threatening injuries. No charges have been filed as the State Patrol investigates.

Draining your pool, hot tub or spa? Make sure you know these safety tips!

Emptying your pool or spa for the season? Make sure you do so safely! Chlorinated and salt water can directly enter nearby ponds and streams. Here is some important information from the City of Newton and the Iowa Storm Water Education Partnership to review before you drain your pool, hot tub or spa:

Coach Heisterkamp sees team improving

Chris Heisterkamp and her Greene County Rams volleyball team travels east on Highway 30 for tonight’s Heart of Iowa Activities Conference match in State Center vs. West Marshall. The Rams are 11-4 overall and 3-0 in the conference while the Trojans are just above .500 overall and 2-1 in the league.

Park board ranks walking trails as top priority for Sunset Park

Survey results show members of the Newton Park Board want paved walking trails to be a top priority for the Sunset Park concept plan. The survey had park board members rank a number of amenities in order of importance for their inclusion in a new Sunset Park concept plan, the results of which were shared during their Sept. 21 meeting. Ranked immediately behind paved walking trails was a dog park and inclusive playground equipment.

Hooked on ice fishing? Cardinal Pond could be next

Brian Laube hates winter, but he loves ice fishing. Knowing others enjoy the cold climate hobby as well, the community services director for the City of Newton sought support from park board members on Sept. 21 about allowing ice fishing opportunities on the city’s only fishable pond in its parks system.

Marshalltown Police seeking missing girl

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (KCRG) - Law enforcement officials in Marshalltown are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing girl. Anora Hill, 12, was last seen in the downtown area leaving the annual Oktemberfest festival at around 5:45 p.m. She was last known to be wearing a black cutoff hoodie, black pants, and glasses with pink frames.

BHA and RILA European and American Visual Arts Material

The Getty, a cultural and philanthropic institution based in Los Angeles, hosts this searchable database combining the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) and the Répertoire International de la Littérature de l'Art (RILA), providing citations for articles from over 1,200 journals covering American and European visual arts. RILA covers 1975–1989 while BHA covers 1990–2007.

College Rankings: Jumpstart Your College Search

It’s college rankings season again — and no, this story isn’t about football. For almost four decades, Grinnell College has consistently placed among the top-20 best small liberal arts colleges in the United States. In 1983, U.S. News and World Report released its first ranking of America’s Best Colleges, placing Grinnell at #13.

From Grinnell to GAIN

Interdisciplinary learning has led Anthony Wenndt ’15 to become a changemaker in the global agricultural ecosystem. As he designs food safety interventions for resource-poor communities, he is guided by a passion for research that is equitable and fully responsive to the needs of the most marginalized communities. In 2015,...

Bobcats blow out Trojans

VAN HORNE — The offensive struggles continued for the South Tama football team on Friday night as the Trojans fell 48-0 in a non-district road contest against Benton Community. STC (1-3) finished the game with just 118 total yards, including negative passing yards, and the Bobcats (3-1) jumped out...

Free Live Homework Help Now Available at the Library

Gain access to homework help (and much more) from the Library’s catalog with Brainfuse’s HelpNow™ database and your library card! Brainfuse HelpNow™ provides learning solutions for users of diverse needs and background. Students communicate with live tutors using an interactive whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy/paste text or images and graph homework problems. Access Brainfuse through the Newton Public Library Online Catalog and logging in with your library card.