Jasper County News

State Representative Kelley Pleased With Education Bill Signed By The Governor Thursday

Yesterday…the Governor signed a bill to address Iowa’s worker shortage, by bringing together high schools and community colleges to provide students more career and technical programs. The legislation had the support of State Representative Dan Kelley. The Newton Democrat says the legislation ...

Prairie City Man Sentenced For Selling Stolen Property

A 47 year old Prairie City man has been sentenced for selling stolen property. Brent Alan Dykema pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of 4th degree theft, after an initial 2nd degree theft charge. During the evening and early morning hours of November 25th and 26th 2014…authorities say there was ...

Newton Sex Offender Accused Of Witness Tampering

A 29 year old Newton man standing trial for violating the sex offender registry is accused of acting aggressively towards one of the witnesses testifying against him. Brian Shane Williams has been charged with tampering with a witness. Around 10a.m. this past Wednesday, Williams and his mother ...

Colfax Couple Face Marijuana And Child Endangerment Charges From Sunday Traffic Stop

A Colfax Couple caught with several grams of marijuana in their vehicle while the woman’s 13 year old son was driving, have bonded out of jail. 48 year old Jacqualine and 51 year old Paul Deaton are both free on 33-hundred dollar bonds. They face child endangerment and marijuana possession ...

Rural Runnells Man Faces Child Endangerment Charge Following Sunday Accident

A rural Runnells man accused of being drunk Sunday night while driving with his 8 year old grandson is free on a 2-thousand dollar bond. Todd Eugene Cushatt is charged with child endangerment, OWI, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Maintain Control. Around 8:45 Sunday evening, Jasper County ...

Poweshiek County News

GMRC to donate $37,000 per year for five years to Grinnell Schools

Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company will donate 37-thousand dollars a year for five years to the Grinnell-Newburg school district…as long as the district maintains the high school business program. At the March 30th meeting, the school board approved budget cuts. Cutting the business program ...

John Wayne Historical Marker grand opening in Brooklyn

Movie star icon John Wayne lived for a short period as a child in Brooklyn, Iowa. The opening of a new John Wayne Historical Marker site will be held tomorrow. As a toddler, Wayne, then known as Marion Morrison, lived at 717 Jackson Street in 1909…and again as a young child in 1913 and 1914. ...

Grinnell assisted living facility gets USDA loan

A $3.5 million loan from U. S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has been awarded to Hammond Center LLC to help with the construction of a 20-unit assisted living facility in Grinnell.  The new facility will enhance healthcare services offered to residents at the St. Francis Manor ...

Faulconer Gallery to host outreach in the parks activities

This summer, Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery is offering free, hands-on art activities for children and families in various locations on weekday mornings.    The Faulconer Arts Outreach in the Parks will give children a choice of activities at each session held in city parks and on ...

Grinnell High School Commencement Exercises

Commencement exercises for the Grinnell High School Class of 2016 will be held Sunday. The principal speaker will be 2001 Grinnell graduate Dan Opsal, who’s a sketch writer and director for “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon. Adam Van Ersvelde will deliver the honor address. Senior Class ...

Marshall & Tama County News

Marshalltown hospital may partner up

Marshalltown’s struggling hospital may be partnering up. Central Iowa Healthcare officials are talking with Texas based LHP Hospital Group…along with officials from Mary Greeley Medical Center of Ames, which would be part of the joint venture. Higher costs, reimbursement cuts, and an ...

Deer Creek Family Care Welcomes Dr. Polly Hineman and Daryl Allison, PA-C

Deer Creek Family Care in Toledo announces the addition of two new medical practitioners. Deer Creek Family Care is an affiliated clinic of Grinnell Regional Medical Center. Doctor Polly Hineman and Physician’s Assistant Daryl Allison will join Doctor Roy Doorenbos and Physician’s Assistant ...

Congressman Blum Named ‘Hero of Main Street’

Representative Rod Blum has received the National Retail Federation “Hero of Main Street” award for his support of legislation critical to the retail industry.  Blum’s First Congressional District includes Poweshiek, Marshall, Tama, Benton and Iowa Counties. He is part of a bipartisan ...

Marshalltown’s Hospital May Become Part Of LHP Hospital Group Incorporated

A joint venture is being explored between the Hospital in Marshalltown, Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, and LHP Hospital Group Incorporated of Plano Texas. Central Iowa Healthcare CEO John Hughes and the hospital’s Board of Trustees announced the possible partnership yesterday…during a ...

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