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  • Baxter Father Daughter Dance

    Baxter PTO is hosting a Father Daughter Dance from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Baxter Community School District West Commons. The cost is $20 per famil ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:40 am
  • Pancake Supper Tuesday

    The United Methodist Church in Colfax, at the corner of South Locust and West Division streets, will host a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper from 5 to 7 ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:38 am
  • Ash Wednesday Service at CUMC

    Ash Wednesday service will be at 7 p.m. March 1 at the Colfax United Methodist Church. Everyone is invited to attend.
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:37 am
  • Colfax Fire Department to host soup supper

    The Colfax Fire Department is hosting its 24th annual Soup Supper at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 11 at the fire station. Featured soups will be firehouse c ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:38 am
  • Club News

    Red Hat Mineral BellesThe Red hat Mineral Belles gather Feb. 15 at Georgioz in Colfax. Mieko William ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:36 am
  • Baxter Garden Club welcomes new members

    Are you interested in gardening? Whether a novice, a master gardener or just enjoy growing produce and/or flower, the Baxter Garden Club welcomes more ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:37 am
  • C-M's Colville sings anthem at state wrestling tourney

    Troy Hyde/Jasper County TribuneColfax-Mingo senior Willa Colville sang the national anthem before th ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:40 am
  • Draft study shows strengths, weaknesses in Jasper County housing markets

    Preliminary results of a county-wide housing study announced in December were presented Feb. 16 at three community meetings in Newton, Sully and Prair ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:19 am
  • Colfax-Mingo goes digital-only for newsletter

    Nowadays, people who have access to the internet can pay their bills, watch their favorite shows and even purchase groceries online. With the majority ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:14 am
  • Colfax-Mingo faces major shakeup following board meeting

    The Colfax-Mingo School Board will be facing major changes in the next few months after they approved the resignation of board member Skylar Rawlins a ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:11 am
  • Mustangs end CMB boys’ season in district opener

    PLEASANTVILLE — Mistakes plagued the Prairie City-Monroe boys basketball team in the first half of its Class 2A District 11 quarterfinal game against ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:30 am
  • Tigerhawk boys advance to district semifinals

    SULLY — Fifth-ranked Lynnville-Sully’s boys hosted a Class 1A District 11 quarterfinal doubleheader Feb. 16 featuring four South Iowa Cedar League tea ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:22 am
  • CMB’s McWhirter signs with Wartburg football

    BAXTER — One might be hard pressed to find another high school athlete in Iowa that has had a tougher last few years than Collins-Maxwell/Baxter’s Hun ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 9:43 am
  • Ranked Lynnville-Sully sweeps Colfax-Mingo​

    SULLY — Scoring 20 points off Colfax-Mingo’s 35 turnovers, Class 1A No. 10 Lynnville-Sully High’s girls cruised to a 58-38 win on Jan. 31, clinching t ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 9:43 am
  • CMB ends wrestling season at sectionals

    HUXLEY — The Collins-Maxwell/Baxter wrestling team’s season ended at the Feb. 4 Class 2A sectional tournament at Ballard High School. 
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 9:42 am
  • Raider boys win rematch with North Polk

    ALLEMAN — The Collins-Maxwell/Baxter boys basketball team lost a home game to North Polk on Jan. 26. Five days later, the Raiders turned the table on ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 9:40 am
  • CMB girls cruise past South Hamilton

    JEWELL — Five players scored at least six points, and the Collins-Maxwell/Baxter girls basketball team grabbed an early lead over South Hamilton and w ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 9:35 am
  • C-M’s Lourens, Barnes advance to 1A districts

    TRURO — Colfax-Mingo junior Colton Lourens didn’t wrestle past the first period in either of his matches at the Class 1A Sectional 10 tournament hoste ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 9:34 am
  • Tigerhawk girls catch fire, bury Iowa Valley

    COLFAX — The Colfax-Mingo girls basketball team played well in spurts during several games this season, but coach Larry Roberts was waiting for his Ti ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 9:33 am
  • Raider girls pull record back to .500

    BAXTER — Collins-Maxwell/Baxter junior Brianda Bane had that breakout game offensively she has been waiting for all season on Jan. 24.
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 10:36 am
  • Read any good books lately?

    Editor’s note: This column originally published April 8, 2016I recently received an email notifying ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:39 am
  • A side of cheese dip with your marriage proposal?

    There is nothing like a soft pretzel. It’s salty, provides instant warmth as it hits the tongue and can be dipped in cheese sauce. It can also be a ca ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:39 am
  • Pastor gets Super Bowl drenching

    Whata Super Bowl. Sports history was made before our eyes. I had picked the Atlanta Falcons to win, and relished their first half shellacking of the N ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:38 am
  • Cuts to Colfax-Mingo arts program

    I read with dismay the Feb. 2 article where Colfax-Mingo schools are reducing arts education classes.  While I understand staffing issues, I write to ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:38 am
  • A sad day for Iowa public workers

    It was again a very frustrating week at the Capitol. The “tweaking” of collective-bargaining that was promised by Republicans turned into a complete g ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:39 am
  • Save Red Bridge

    We are moving closer to our ultimate goal of saving Red Bridge ( a site on the National Registry of Historic Places near old County Road S74, crossing ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • C-M board should put ‘personal feelings’ aside

    For those of you who haven’t heard, some of our elected school board members have taken it upon themselves to make the decision not to renew our prese ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Buddy boy is getting fat

    Buddy Boy is getting fat! Chubby might be a better word. He can’t even get turned around to lick his you-know-what anymore. His collar is getting tigh ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Our evolution to boring

    It’s officially official ... hubby and I are boring.I can tell you the exact moment it happened. It ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 9:25 am
  • Lawmakers in disagreement on de-appropriations and school funding

    Week four at the Capitol brought frustration due to the de-appropriations bill and inadequate school funding proposal. This past Monday brought the fi ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 9:25 am
  • Cuts to Colfax-Mingo arts program

    I read with dismay the Feb. 2 article where Colfax-Mingo schools are reducing arts education classes.  While I understand staffing issues, I write to ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:38 am
  • Save Red Bridge

    We are moving closer to our ultimate goal of saving Red Bridge ( a site on the National Registry of Historic Places near old County Road S74, crossing ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • C-M board should put ‘personal feelings’ aside

    For those of you who haven’t heard, some of our elected school board members have taken it upon themselves to make the decision not to renew our prese ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • State Report Card uses misleading terms

    The State Report Card is out, using Iowa’s low standards rather than grade level standards, and other factors. Results are comparable to basic profici ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 9:24 am
  • Iowa kids need better phonics, not memorization

    Iowa educators cannot explain why reading assessments are not improving (as more states pass us by). The assessments are written outside of Iowa becau ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 8:59 am
  • Jackie Soutter

    Jackie Soutter, 55, of Colfax, died peacefully Thursday morning, Feb. 16, 2017, at the Grinnell Health Care Center. As was her wish, her body has been ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:42 am
  • Marilyn A. Leonard

    Marilyn A. Leonard was the first of four daughters born to Merwin E and Frances (Boten) Carlson in Nevada. She attended Nevada, Shipley and Mingo scho ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:41 am
  • Ronald Eugene Jones Sr.

    Ron “Unk” Jones, 53, of Algona, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, in Spencer.A funeral service will be at 1 ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 9:22 am
  • Rollin E. Watters

    Rollin “Rollie” E. Watters, 73, of Lake City, formerly of Baxter, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City, surrounded by hi ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 10:40 am
  • Joseph E. Routh

    Joseph E. Routh, 44, died after several years of ill health. A memorial gathering was Sunday, Jan. 29 at the Mitchellville American Legion.
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 10:29 am
  • Patsy Jess

    Patsy Jess, 86, of Webster City, formerly of Baxter, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Crestview Nursing and Rehab in Webster City. Memorial services wil ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Karla J. Lewis

    Karla J. Lewis, 54, of Newton, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at Newton Healthcare in Newton. A funeral service was Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Howard Street ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 8:24 am
  • Emma Minerva Martensen Cameron

    Emma Minerva Martensen Cameron, 93, of Elk Grove, Calif., died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento. A funeral visitati ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 8:42 am
  • Harold Keller

    Harold Keller, 65, of Newton, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral service was Friday, Jan. 20 at Bethany UCC ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 8:23 am
  • Donald Lee Karns

    Donald Lee Karns, 80, of Mingo, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A funeral service was Monday, Jan. 23 at Coburn Fune ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 8:23 am

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