Jasper County News

Newton Man Gets 5-Year Prison Term For Selling Meth

A 36 year old Newton man with prior drug convictions has been sentenced to 5 years in prison. Local authorities say Danny Lee Atwood Jr. admitted selling drugs. He plead guilty to a February 5th possession of meth charge. A search warrant for him and his vehicle had been issued. When he was ...

Local Unemployment decreased In September

Jasper County’s unemployment rate dropped point-4 percent last month. Iowa Workforce Development says unemployment in the county was at 3.6-percent in September, down from an even 4-percent in August. The number of unemployed residents fell from 770 in August to 710, while the labor force ...

Poweshiek County News

Highway 146 Progress Report

Highway 146 North is expected to be reopened by Thanksgiving. The city reports that all sidewalk and driveway approach work is complete up to 10th Avenue…and remaining sidewalks should be poured by the end of the week…and driveway approaches complete by the end of next week. Black dirt is ...

County unemployment rate drops

The Poweshiek County unemployment rate has dropped. The unemployment rate in September was 3.4 percent…compared to four percent in the previous month. Ten-thousand-610 people were working…120 more than the previous month. The unemployment rate in Poweshiek County was three percent in ...

Annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

The Kiwanis Club of Grinnell will host its annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser this Saturday. Breakfast features pancakes, eggs, sausage, and beverages. Kiwanis club breakfast coordinator Jeanette Budding says the pancake breakfast is a large fundraiser for Kiwanis. All proceeds will be given to ...

Marshall & Tama County News

Marshalltown to be part of major solar project

Marshalltown will be part of a major utility-scale solar project. Central Iowa Power Cooperative has energized the first site in the project, a 3,708 solar panel field. When complete, the system will contain over 17,000 solar panels and generate enough electricity to fully power over 700 homes. ...

Marshalltown homeless shelter to reopen

The only homeless shelter in Marshalltown will reopen in a few weeks. The House of Compassion Shelter was closed September 3rd because there wasn’t enough room to house women, families and men. Shelter Director Karen Frohwein says the decision was made to close the shelter, give it a cleaning, ...

GRMC says get flu shots

The flu season is once again upon us. Grinnell Regional Public Health director Patty Hinrichs recommends getting vaccinated. Hinrichs says it’s shots only this year…no mist. Bit the high-dose for individuals over 65 will be available. Although some people claim the flu vaccine gives them the ...

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