The 2019-20 campaign of the Brook-Iroquois Township Community Fund is now underway. Letters will be arriving soon in your mailbox. All of the donations go directly to local agencies and volunteer groups that help local citizens in so many ways.

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MOROCCO — The Coalition for a Drug-Free Newton County along with students from North and South Newton prepared lanyards to be given out to each school during Red Ribbon Week 2019 which runs from October 23rd — October 31st.

MOUNT AYR — The people of Mt. Ayr are actively invested in preserving the functionality and beauty of their town park. Board member, Steve Schekel, proffered his latest quotes on playground equipment and area mulch at the October town board meeting. The numbers were more reasonable than what…

BROOK — Brook Superintendent, Nick Snodgrass, is making headway with the tile cameras and the tile jet. As of October 8th, Snodgrass has run the camera through 2.6 miles of tile, recording pictures throughout, and has jetted 1,200 feet to clear debris and to improve flow. He reported some bi…

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KENTLAND — There’s a new kind of gold rush sweeping Newton County, and once a month, prospectors from all across the region come together to talk about the tricks of the trade. But these prospectors aren’t panning for this gold; they’re harvesting it from hives and jamming it into jars. Driv…

The 2019 Jefferson Township Community Fund Drive is underway this week with its annual residential mail solicitation. The Fund is marking its 17th year. Since its inception in 1967, the Community Fund has raised over $383,000. Nineteen regional and local organizations will benefit from the 2…

KENTLAND — The Kentland Rotary Club met for their weekly luncheon on Tuesday, October 8 in the Kentland Community Center. Dr. Loretta Wernert from the Kentland Veterinarian Clinic was the guest speaker. Loretta is the Chairperson of the 4-H Building Committee in charge of the new 4-H Buildin…

STATEHOUSE – Newton County and the Town of Kentland were recently awarded more than $1.3 million in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to State Reps. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) and Sharon Negele (R-Attica).

KENTLAND — South Newton Middle School will be hosting its annual Open House on Thursday, October 17, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. All teachers will be available to visit and share with parents and students.

According to the bylaws of the Newton County REMC, it is the duty of the board of directors to appoint a committee on nominations, consisting of not less than five (5) nor more than ten (10) members who shall be selected so as to give equitable representation on the committee to the represen…

MOROCCO — Recently, after the loss of beloved community member Charlotte Holley, the Holley Farm was to be sold and the proceeds of that sale were to be donated to the Jasper Newton Foundation to the benefit of the George B. Holley and Bertha B. Holley Memorial Scholarship Fund. The farm tru…

KENTLAND — A meeting of the Newton County Retired Teachers Association will be held Thursday, October 17, at the Covenant Federated Church in Kentland. All retired teachers and guests are encouraged to attend the meeting at 9:30 for coffee, snacks, and the chance to visit prior to the meetin…

Imagine a spooky Halloween scenario, or a scary movie with a haunted mansion, and chances are it’ll include at least one flying bat. A bat flapping its wings on a dark night has become synonymous with creepy. Overcoming that stereotype is a steep hill to climb for bats.

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FAIR OAKS – On Sept. 21, the Jasper Newton Foundation held its annual Season of Giving Gala. More than 150 residents of Jasper and Newton counties gathered at Fair Oaks Farms to celebrate the foundation’s community engagement efforts and hear remarks by former Ohio State University head foot…

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GOODLAND — Brienne Hooker, Jasper Newton Foundation Director, attended the Goodland town council meeting on Monday, September 16th, to promote and support the childcare initiative in Newton County.

KENTLAND — As the new school year is underway for South Newton, the school board had some questions about expenditures for equipment. The elementary purchased two special iPads to assist their students with limited vision. Amber DeYoung, Elementary Principal, explained the novel features of …

Dan Ryan, former District Governor, Rotary International and Rotary Foundation Chair for District 5640, visited with the Kentland Rotary Club during their regular Tuesday luncheon meeting recently.