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Celebrating 30 Years: The Newton Foundation

Jasper Newton Foundation is celebrating 30 YEARS! Together we have grown, changed and developed communities in Jasper & Newton counties and have big ideas for...

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...

A Welcome Distraction

By Alyssa Nyberg Photo credit: Shari McCollough Thank goodness for the Smith’s longspur. It’s a welcome distraction… a mission, a challenge, a journey to temporarily...

Power of Giving: Celebrating Prairie Arts Council & Bonnie Zimmer!

PAC was founded in 1993 and has promoted visual, literary, and performing arts in Jasper and Newton Counties.  For over 25 years I have focused...

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...

Former One-Room School Buildings are Disappearing

Article by Judy Kanne, Jasper County Historical Society“Sourced from the Rensselaer Republican Newspaper”

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...

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...

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...
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