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  • Register for Prairie City 5K/10K Walk and Run

    The Prairie City 5K/10K Walk & Run is scheduled for 8 a.m. June 11 at the Prairie City Recreation Complex. The race benefits CIARAD, the organization ...
    May 27, 2016 - 8:36 am
  • Hysell to retire from Professional Hair Designers

    A long-time Colfax hairdresser is putting her scissors and curling iron in the drawer for the last time this week. Monica (Guy) Hysell recently announ ...
    May 25, 2016 - 1:07 pm
  • Colfax’s Quarry Springs Park opens primitive camping

    COLFAX — It’s been 18 months since city leaders and the Colfax Parks & Recreation Auxiliary Board announced production at the 480-acre gravel quarry o ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:49 pm
  • Several speak up about CMB partnership

    BAXTER — During Monday’s Baxter School Board meeting, several community members shared their thoughts about the Collins-Maxwell/Baxter damaged partner ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:50 pm
  • Colfax considers franchise fees for MidAmerican users to help bottom line

    COLFAX —MidAmerican Energy customers in Colfax could see a slight uptick in their energy bills soon if the city council moves forward with a proposal ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:47 pm
  • Graduation Weekend

    Graduation ceremonies were held at both Baxter and Colfax-Mingo Schools on Sunday May 22. ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:59 pm
  • Baxter Graduate Profiles

    When Baxter graduate Courtney Clapper looks back at her high school days, she’ll be thinking about the close friendships she made, four youth group mi ...
    May 25, 2016 - 1:01 pm
  • Colfax-Mingo Graduate Spotlight

    Many Colfax-Mingo students received their high school diplomas Sunday and each one of them are set to go there separate ways. For Jessica Albright tha ...
    May 25, 2016 - 1:02 pm
  • Academic Achievement

    Iowa State UniversityTrent Pease of Colfax, an agricultural studies major at Iowa State University, ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:41 pm
  • Club Notes

    Colfax Historical SocietyThe Colfax Historical Society met May 16. The meeting was called to order a ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:41 pm
  • Look deeper and don’t scrub out

    Driving home from the grocery store is a pretty mundane task. I shop for my basics at a store on Fleur Drive on Des Moines’ southwest side, and the dr ...
    May 26, 2016 - 3:55 pm
  • I love weekend projects

    We have a good thing going at my house ... an easy, calm, relaxing existence. However, on occasion, someone throws a monkey wrench into the mix. Somet ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:38 pm
  • Ira remembers our Vets

    Memorial Day is a day of remembrance where no one should forget that those who died in war for our country are people who will no longer be able to ce ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:37 pm
  • Keep a fighter for education

    Having been in education for almost 40 years, I have seen many trials and tribulations that education has faced. Sadly, those trials and tribulations ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:37 pm
  • Breckenridge listens to us

    As UAW local 997 Vice President, I support Wes Breckenridge for State Representative. Wes has shown that he works hard. He has been a caucus chair, ha ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:37 pm
  • Bishop is behind political attacks

    While Doug Bishop and his pack of good old boy bullies at the courthouse have tried to tear down my brother, our State Representative Dan Kelley, I’ve ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:37 pm
  • Support incumbent Kelley

    While the 2016 Presidential election is getting much of the attention of Iowa voters, we have important statehouse contests that need our help. If you ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:36 pm
  • It’s time for a change

    It’s time for a change; simple as that. As I am getting older, yes that can be hard to admit, it is more evident to me how important it is to research ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:36 pm
  • Supporting Kelley’s renewable energy stance

    Generating more energy from renewable sources like wind means good jobs for Iowans that can’t be shipped overseas. It will also keep our air and water ...
    May 18, 2016 - 12:40 pm
  • Breckenridge is committed

    As a reserve deputy, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Wes Breckenridge in his professional capacity as a Lieutenant with the Newton police. When ...
    May 18, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • Ira remembers our Vets

    Memorial Day is a day of remembrance where no one should forget that those who died in war for our country are people who will no longer be able to ce ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:37 pm
  • Keep a fighter for education

    Having been in education for almost 40 years, I have seen many trials and tribulations that education has faced. Sadly, those trials and tribulations ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:37 pm
  • Breckenridge listens to us

    As UAW local 997 Vice President, I support Wes Breckenridge for State Representative. Wes has shown that he works hard. He has been a caucus chair, ha ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:37 pm
  • Bishop is behind political attacks

    While Doug Bishop and his pack of good old boy bullies at the courthouse have tried to tear down my brother, our State Representative Dan Kelley, I’ve ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:37 pm
  • Support incumbent Kelley

    While the 2016 Presidential election is getting much of the attention of Iowa voters, we have important statehouse contests that need our help. If you ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:36 pm
  • It’s time for a change

    It’s time for a change; simple as that. As I am getting older, yes that can be hard to admit, it is more evident to me how important it is to research ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:36 pm
  • Supporting Kelley’s renewable energy stance

    Generating more energy from renewable sources like wind means good jobs for Iowans that can’t be shipped overseas. It will also keep our air and water ...
    May 18, 2016 - 12:40 pm
  • Breckenridge is committed

    As a reserve deputy, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Wes Breckenridge in his professional capacity as a Lieutenant with the Newton police. When ...
    May 18, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • Breckenridge will listen to everyone

    Having served Jasper County 32 years in the Iowa House (12) and Senate (20), I have decided to publicly identify my support of Wes Breckenridge for St ...
    May 18, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • Support Kelley for environmental protection

    Since he’s been in office, State Rep. Dan Kelley has been a leader in the Legislature on our environment. He serves on the environmental protection co ...
    May 18, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • Marilyn K. Doty Brown

    A funeral mass for Marilyn K. Doty Brown was held Friday, May 20 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Colfax. Memorials in Marilyn’s name m ...
    May 25, 2016 - 1:11 pm
  • Crime Beat

    Colfax Police Department• Christopher R. Hilderbrandt, 22, of Mingo, was arrested and charged with p ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:40 pm
  • Ruth Lenora Olson

    Ruth Lenora Olson of Colfax, died May 12, 2016, at Ramsey Village Health Center after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
    May 18, 2016 - 12:29 pm
  • Beverly Ann Hyke

    Beverly Ann Hyke, 62, of Waterloo, died Monday, May 16, 2016, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital.Be ...
    May 18, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • Ruth J. Birkenholtz

    Ruth J. Birkenholtz was born June 18, 1929, in Foster, to Andrew and Edith (Anderson) Maddison. She was married to Ralph E. Birkenholtz from Monroe, A ...
    May 18, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • Phyllis Hopkins

    A memorial service for Phyllis Hopkins will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 29 at Bethany Church in Baxter.
    May 18, 2016 - 12:08 pm
  • Robert O. Davis

    Robert Davis, 83, of Unionville, Mo., died Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. 
    May 11, 2016 - 12:35 pm
  • Janie Smith

    Janie Smith, 62, of Baxter died Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
    May 11, 2016 - 12:36 pm
  • Jay A. Heath

    Jay Allen Heath, 44, of Prairie City, died Saturday, April 23, 2016, at his home in Prairie City. A memorial service was Thursday, April 28 at the Ira ...
    May 4, 2016 - 9:37 am
  • Clifton E. Deitrick

    Clifton E. Deitrick, 76, of Otley, died Monday May 2, 2016, at Hospice of Pella – Comfort House. The family will greet friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Th ...
    May 4, 2016 - 12:12 pm
  • Crime Beat

    Colfax Police Department• Christopher R. Hilderbrandt, 22, of Mingo, was arrested and charged with p ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:40 pm
  • Crime Beat

    Colfax Police Department• Brian E. Jones, 25, of Prairie City was arrested and charged with disorder ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:21 pm
  • Crime Beat

    Colfax Police Department• Napoleon Payne, 55, of Chicago, Ill., was arrested and charged with public ...
    April 13, 2016 - 10:13 am
  • Crime Beat

    Colfax Police Department• Christopher A. Reed, 51, of Colfax, was charged with criminal trespass at ...
    April 6, 2016 - 12:52 pm