Battle of the Badges coming

The annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive is coming to Newton.

The annual blood drive will be from 11:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 24 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 25  at First Church of the Nazarene, 1000 N. Main St.

First Church of the Nazarene  has to committed to collecting 160 productive units to help save up to 480 lives. Presenting donors will receive a Red Cross t-shirt, while supplies last and a $5 Target eGiftCard™ after their attempted donation. You must have a valid email address associated with your donor profile in order to receive the Target eGiftCard reward.

To schedule an appointment to donate, visit and enter sponsor code: Newton, or call 1-800-Red-Cross. 


County commission to meet

The Harvey County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Aug. 14 in the meeting room of the Harvey County Courthouse, 800 N. Main. 

Agenda items include a mower bid, an executive session for attorney/client privilege and a period for public comment. 


North Newton council to meet

The North Newton City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 14 in North Newton City Hall, 2700 N. Main. 

Agenda items include a public hearing on the city budget, a zoning ordinance, purchase of hand-held meter reading phones, improvements to the public water supply system, two water projects, the public offense code, the standard traffic ordinance and a period for public comment.