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Runaway pig takes a splash in Iowa backyard

SULLY, IOWA — A Jasper County resident tired of watching the kids hog all the fun in the backyard swimming pool decided to take a dip himself on Friday. Trisha Hay of rural Sully shared this video with WHO 13 of one of a runaway pig climbing into the family’s inflatable backyard pool. It’s hard to blame the pig with temperatures in the mid-90s.
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Hold-up over ARPA money leads to conflict

Supervisors approved an agreement with the county’s financial advisor to determine the eligibility of a number of American Rescue Plan Act-funded projects, which were authorized by the board more than four weeks ago and resulted in a debate with elected officials on Aug. 2 about the hold-up. Jasper County...
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Jasper County Museum Brown Bag Lunch and Learn

The Jasper County Museum will host a Lunch & Learn on the second Wednesday of from 12 - 1 P.M. each month. The subject matter will be different each month. For more information, please contact the museum at 641-792-9118. Participants will need to bring their own lunch.
NEWTON, IA
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Baby bison will be available for viewing at Bison Day in Iowa

JASPER COUNTY, Iowa — You'll have a chance this weekend to check a rare piece of Iowa wildlife. The Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge in Jasper County is hosting "Bison Day" this Saturday. It's an opportunity for people to learn about the roaming animals and learn about their tall grass...
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Police: Iowa man assaulted woman for several hours by choking her, beating her

JASPER COUNTY, Iowa — A Newton man is facing eight charges, including attempted murder, domestic abuse and drugs. According to court documents, Derek Belschner assaulted a woman multiple times over the course of five hours. KCCI is not naming the woman or how the two knew each other to...
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Valle Drive-In reopens after March 5 tornado

NEWTON, Iowa — Is this heaven?. "No, this is Iowa!" said Jeff Namminga, co-owner of the Valle Drive-In. This Friday, five months to the day after the March 5th tornado, the historic movie theater surrounded by fields of corn will roll the projector once again. Namminga didn't know the...
NEWTON, IA

Need county services? Look for the administration building

Some county departments have moved in to the new administration building at 315 W. Third St. N. this past week and are now operational. Jasper County Supervisor Brandon Talsma confirmed with Newton News that the treasurer’s office, the health department, department of human services and community development have already moved in to their new office space, with more to come in the next few weeks. Everyone should be moved in by Aug. 8.
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Jasper County joins SS4A grant application

Jasper County Engineer Mike Frietsch showed a hint of frustration on July 26 when he tossed the 2019 local roads safety plan across the table and had to tell the board of supervisors that the document is “no longer any good now.” It has been replaced, he said, as result of a new law from the federal government.
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POSITIVE IMPACT

When Hy-Vee announced its sponsorship of a race weekend at the Iowa Speedway about a year ago, they said it would be an event. That it was. From the busiest weekend at the airport to no hotel rooms to be found, thousands of people descended on Newton and gave some life back to the track.
NEWTON, IA