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  • Spring Supper at CUCC

    The Spring Supper at the Congregational United Church of Christ on Main Street in Baxter, will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The menu will consist ...
    April 26, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • Blood drive in Baxter

    The Baxter Community Blood Drive will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Baxter Community School, 202 E. State St. Schedule a blood donation appointment ...
    April 26, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • International Migratory Bird Day celebration

    Are you interested in identifying and learning more about grassland birds? Then celebrate International Migratory Bird Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Satu ...
    April 26, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • Benefit for Cash Dickerson Saturday

    There will be a benefit for Cash Dickerson from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Izaak Walton League, 889 Highway F36 in Newton.
    April 26, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Area Central College students present psychology research

    PELLA — An impressive cohort of 29 Central College students presented their research at the Midwestern Psychological Association conference in Chicago ...
    April 26, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Club Notes

    Colfax Historical SocietyThe April 17 meeting of the Colfax Historical Society was called to order a ...
    April 26, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • Climate justice march will make overnight stop Thursday in Prairie City

    SEARSBORO — Equipped with hiking boots, walking sticks and a homemade flag which reads “To change everything, we need everyone,” about 25 environmenta ...
    April 26, 2017 - 9:48 am
  • Subs to soft serve: Casey’s near I-80 finishes expansion project

    COLFAX – From the beer cave to the new countertops, if you stopped by the Casey’s General Store on North Walnut Street in the last few days, you may h ...
    April 26, 2017 - 9:44 am
  • Galaxy Gala

    Jasper County Conservation is providing an opportunity for people to socialize, share beverages and appreciate the stars on April 29.
    April 26, 2017 - 9:43 am
  • Colfax Main Street treasurer recognized for years of hard work

    COLFAX — If you asked Joe Dvorak what his role is at Colfax Main Street, he will tell you he simply balances the books. But if you ask anyone involved ...
    April 26, 2017 - 9:42 am
  • My morning drive

    Driving to work each morning, I often find myself deep in thought — while still obeying all traffic laws. (That’s my disclaimer since I’m married to a ...
    April 26, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • Get into STEM by simply looking up

    Editor’s note: this column originally published Nov. 6, 2014It’s not easy to pick a pumpkin in the d ...
    April 26, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • Giant silkworm moth

    Big news on the Empty Nest Farm! This February, during one of our warm spells, I found what appeared to be a leafy cocoon or chrysalis under our maple ...
    April 26, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • The final gavel falls on 2018 session

    As the sun set, or in this case rose, as the gavel fell on the Iowa legislative session, we can ponder what was accomplished. After a very divisive se ...
    April 26, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • Budget work continues

    The 2018 budget took priority this week at the State House. The governor’s proposed budget certainly has some misplaced priorities. One example is the ...
    April 19, 2017 - 11:21 am
  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Many of us know someone who has been sexually assaulted. After all, one in five women and one in 33 men experience rape, and 60,000 children each year ...
    April 19, 2017 - 11:21 am
  • Jovie is a morning person

    Editor’s Note: This column originally published Dec. 15, 2016.One month ago, if someone would have a ...
    April 19, 2017 - 11:21 am
  • No voter ID

    At our local legislative forum with Rep. Wes Breckenridge, I was dismayed to learn that there are so many deep budget cuts that will negatively affect ...
    April 19, 2017 - 11:21 am
  • Surviving Part 4

    This is the fourth and final installment of “Surviving” by Susie Clark. I don’t know of a braver person.
    April 19, 2017 - 11:20 am
  • Has compromise been filibustered

    The filibuster. This U.S. Senate rule-of-last-resort isn’t just theatrics, although it can be theatrical.
    April 12, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • No voter ID

    At our local legislative forum with Rep. Wes Breckenridge, I was dismayed to learn that there are so many deep budget cuts that will negatively affect ...
    April 19, 2017 - 11:21 am
  • Old theories hurt education

    Two prior education theories share responsibility for the downfall of education in this country, and the struggle to get back on track. 
    April 12, 2017 - 10:32 am
  • Baxter library funding

    In response to the article in last week’s (Jasper County) Tribune we would like to clarify where the Baxter Library’s funding comes from. In the 2015- ...
    March 8, 2017 - 9:31 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
  • Charles L. Shaffer

    Charles L. “Chuck” “Charlie” Shaffer, 79, of Mingo, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at the Westview Nursing Home in Indianola. A funeral service was Mond ...
    April 12, 2017 - 10:41 am
  • Darrell E. Foreman

    Darrell E. Foreman, 75, of Baxter, died Monday, March 20, 2017, at the Accura Healthcare of Baxter. A Masonic Funeral Ceremony was at 7 p.m. Friday, M ...
    March 29, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Josephine Wilma Riley

    Josephine Wilma Riley, 91, passed peacefully from this world Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Northbrook Manor Care Center in Cedar Rapids. Upon her death ...
    March 29, 2017 - 10:55 am
  • Caroline Mae Faidley

    Caroline Mae Dykstra Faidley of Prairie City, also known as Fuzzy and Auntie, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017, at Park Centre in Newton. Visitation ...
    March 29, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Charlotte Ann Williams

    Charlotte Ann Williams was born in Newton, Oct. 7, 1937, and peacefully entered heaven’s golden gates Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. She resided in Alamogo ...
    March 15, 2017 - 11:19 am
  • Betty A. DeVault

    Betty A. DeVault, 92, of Newton, died Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Nelson Manor. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 16 at the Wall ...
    March 15, 2017 - 11:16 am
  • Lonnie Wright

    Lonnie Wright, 77, of Colfax, took his last breath Friday, March 10, 2017, surrounded by family at home in Colfax, after a short illness. A funeral se ...
    March 15, 2017 - 11:19 am
  • Doris F. Lester

    Doris F. Lester, 98, of Newton, died Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A private graveside service will take place at a late ...
    March 8, 2017 - 9:34 am
  • Scott Bolles

    A funeral service for Scott Bolles was Monday, Feb. 27 at Altoona United Methodist Church. Memorials may be designated to the Harper Faye Bolles Fund.
    March 1, 2017 - 9:54 am
  • Patricia L. Hybl

    Patricia “Pat” Hybl, 88, of Newton, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at Newton Health Care.  Pat was bor ...
    March 1, 2017 - 9:53 am

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