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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...

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...

2019 Newton County Lilly Scholar-Jaimie Diedam of South Newton High School

South Newton Senior Jaimie Diedam has been selected as the 2019 Newton County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipient. Diedam plans to go to college study...

5 Reasons to Give to Charity

In every place around the world regardless of religious tradition, culture and language, giving to others has always been an idea encouraged for thousands of...

Abby is back at it again!

I’m super excited to be back at the Foundation for a few weeks this Holiday Break. I’ve missed going to events and meetings for different...