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Celebrating 30 Years

Celebrating 30 Years

Join the Jasper Newton Foundation as they celebrate 30 Years in 2021. Look forward to an anniversary blog series, recapping the last 30 years in your community.

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Submit Your Event in 3 Easy Steps!

Submit Your Event in 3 Easy Steps!

Click on "Submit Event" on Community Calendar Fill out all necessary information along with an image if available Once completed hit the "Submit Event" button and JNF will proofread it & approve your event!

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A Welcome Distraction

A Welcome Distraction

By Alyssa NybergPhoto credit: Shari McCollough Thank goodness for the Smith’s longspur. It’s a welcome distraction… a mission, a challenge, a journey to temporarily take my mind and heart off the concern and anxiety that I have been feeling about COVID-19. This little...

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DeMotte Women’s Circle of Giving

DeMotte Women’s Circle of Giving

Article written by Judy Crawford The DeMotte Women’s Circle of Giving, founded in 2003,  was the first circle of giving established in Jasper County.  Its mission statement is:   To improve the town of DeMotte and make it a better place to live,...

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Kankakee Sands Bison are Changing It Up

Kankakee Sands Bison are Changing It Up

By Alyssa Nyberg My drive to work involves one-stop sign and a herd of bison. It hasn’t always been that way… My commute used to involve one stop sign and several agricultural fields. That all started to change in 1996, when The Nature Conservancy began planting 8,000...

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The Shrewd Shrew Article written by Alyssa Nyberg Last week I had the misfortune of catching a northern short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda) in a mousetrap at the Kankakee Sands Seed Barn. As uncomfortable as I felt for ending the life of that little shrew, I had...

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Top 19 Stories of 2019!

Top 19 Stories of 2019!

2019 has been a rollercoaster year full of challenges, solutions, good things, and giving in Jasper and Newton Counties.  Since the Jasper Newton Foundation is always pushing for creative ways to get people connected and love where we live - we curated the perfect...

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