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  • Blue Ribbon sale

    Baxter auctioneer Al Conover, right, takes the auction block Saturday during the Iowa State Fair’s Sale of Champions while Maggie Ferguson, ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • Super summer

    Emily Danley, left, of Colfax, eats her ice cream cone and receives a pamphlet during Monday’s Colfax-Mingo Elementary’s back to school nigh ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • Fun at the fair

    DES MOINES — The top candy makers from across the state squared off in the Chocolate Storybook Candies competition judged Aug. 14 at the 201 ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • School’s Back

    Baxter Community School students exit the building after an early release Monday afternoon. It was the first day of school in Baxter and aft ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Central Iowa Little League finishes third at softball world series

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Four future Collins-Maxwell/Baxter Raiders competed on a little league softball team that advanced to the Little League Sof ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Colfax-Mingo hosts Fall Sports Kickoff

    The C-M Fall Sports Kickoff, organized by the Colfax-Mingo Athletic Boosters, raised more for the high school’s athletic programs and featur ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:57 am
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  • Hometown Pride helps Baxter plan for future projects

    Editor’s note: The following is part one of a three part series exploring the individual projects proposed by Jasper County communities participating ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:35 am
  • Blue Ribbon sale

    Baxter auctioneer Al Conover, right, takes the auction block Saturday during the Iowa State Fair’s Sale of Champions while Maggie Ferguson, of New Sha ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • Super summer

    Emily Danley, left, of Colfax, eats her ice cream cone and receives a pamphlet during Monday’s Colfax-Mingo Elementary’s back to school night from Col ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • Fun at the fair

    DES MOINES — The top candy makers from across the state squared off in the Chocolate Storybook Candies competition judged Aug. 14 at the 2015 Iowa Sta ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Ballots set for Sept. 8 Colfax-Mingo school board elections

    Editor’s note: In the the lead-up to the Sept. 8 school board elections, the Jasper County Tribune is profiling each candidate on the ballot in the Co ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:20 am
  • Historical museum open Saturday for visitors

    The Colfax Historical Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:04 am
  • The Cellar begins season Friday

    The Cellar is a place where high school students can hang out after the Colfax-Mingo home varsity football games in the fall. Students are able to enj ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:05 am
  • Colfax Community Building has new manager

    Angie Cogley is the new building manager for the Colfax Historical Society. To make inquiries regarding renting the community center contact her at 51 ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:05 am
  • Informational meeting in Baxter

    Baxter Community School will host an informational meeting for the continuation of the Instructional Support Levy at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2 in t ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:04 am
  • Library book during Mineral Springs Days

    The Colfax Public Library will host a book sale during Mineral Springs Days weekend. The library will be open from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:04 am
  • Instructional Support Levy renewal good for Baxter

    On Sept. 8, the Baxter Community School District will be asking voters to extend the Instructional Support Levy (ISL). I would like to explain what th ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • My day with Mr. State Fair

    Editor's Note: This column originally appeared in the Aug. 14, 2014 edition of the Newton Daily News.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • The trek to country school

    One of my first memories of the Iowa State Fair begins on the operation table in a small medical clinic at Southridge Mall. It sounds like a bleak way ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • If I like you, you’ll know it

    We recently placed an order for something and scheduled it for delivery to our house. When the day came for delivery, I was the one at home to greet a ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Different learners, different styles

    To the editor:Each of us has one, or a combination, of the three learning styles: visual, tactile, o ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • Those who dine together

    There was a little Ethiopian food restaurant in downtown Iowa City which gave a Midwestern home to Chickpea Wat, Injera — or flat bread — and savory E ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • A life without convenience

    The last thing anyone wants is for the power to go out when it’s hot. How did people ever handle the heat ‘back in the day?’
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • Mom’s Quilt

    Mom’s sewing-machine quilt At 60 m.p.h., “Quilts on Barns, How Exotic, The Effect Can Be, Quite Hypnotic” is a blur on the little signs beside Highway ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • Will he remember that?

    We’ve always had a porch swing at our house, but when my great-uncle moved to Indianola from Clarinda last winter, I was selected as the recipient of ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Road to redemption

    Editor’s note: The following events are true, but to maintain the privacy of the individuals discussed, the subject of this column will be referred to ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Bonnie L. Weyers

    Bonnie L. Weyers, 68, of Newton, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A private family graveside service will be at McKeever ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Catherine Cavegn

    Catherine Cavegn, 45, of Grinnell and formerly of Colfax, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at her home.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Wilma F. Briles

    Wilma F. Briles, 95, of Mitchellville, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, A ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Crime beat

    Colfax Police Department• John P. Carr, 39, of Des Moines, was arrested and charged with public urin ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:10 am
  • John B. Hogan

    John B. Hogan, 80, of Colfax, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A celebration of John’s life will be from 1 to 4 p.m. S ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Crime beat

    Colfax Police Department• Bryan L. Daniels, 52, of Colfax, was arrested and charged with OWI third o ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Marvin P. Lindsey

    Marvin P. Lindsey, 94, of Colfax and Newton, died Aug. 3, 2015.He was born Nov. 15, 1920, in Missour ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 10:17 am
  • Crime Beat

    Colfax Police Department• An act of spying became an expensive proposition a for a Pleasant Hill wom ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 9:54 am
  • Crime Beat

    • Ronald L. Linn Jr., 38, of Colfax, was arrested and charged domestic assault causing injury, third or subsequent offence, and child endangerment Jul ...
    July 22, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • William Frederick Thompson

    William Frederick Thompson died July 12, 2015, after a 6-year battle with multiple myeloma. A service of remembrance to celebrate Bill’s life was Satu ...
    July 22, 2015 - 1:05 pm
  • Crime beat

    Colfax Police Department• John P. Carr, 39, of Des Moines, was arrested and charged with public urin ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:10 am
  • Crime beat

    Colfax Police Department• Bryan L. Daniels, 52, of Colfax, was arrested and charged with OWI third o ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Crime Beat

    Colfax Police Department• An act of spying became an expensive proposition a for a Pleasant Hill wom ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 9:54 am
  • Crime Beat

    • Ronald L. Linn Jr., 38, of Colfax, was arrested and charged domestic assault causing injury, third or subsequent offence, and child endangerment Jul ...
    July 22, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Crime beat

    Colfax Police Department• Benjamin H. Withers, 57, of Colfax, was arrested and charged with two coun ...
    July 1, 2015 - 12:10 pm