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  • Brand new

    BAXTER — The only piece of the CMB Raiders era left around the campus at Baxter Community Schools is a small Raiders logo on the sidewalk in ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 11:53 am
  • PCM Food Pantry: ‘I like to believe we give some hope’

    MONROE – When you look at the endless fields of corn and soybeans while driving down the highway, it may be impossible to imagine that some ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 11:41 am
  • Come one, come all!

    BAXTER – Come one, come all! See the king of the jungle, Francis the Lion perform an amazing act with his two tiger companions. Watch acroba ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 11:55 am
  • Gibson honored at ISF

    Sean Gibson of Colfax, right, was presented with the Governor’s Lifesaving Award at the Iowa State Fair Aug. 10 for his lifesaving actions i ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 11:57 am
  • Events this weekend at NSNWR

    Join staff at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge from 6 to 8 a.m. Saturday for the August Photo Hike. Photographers of all skill levels ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 12:00 pm
  • ‘This is something I love to do, not something I have to do’

    COLFAX – Every artist has a unique style. From the form of their brushstroke to the choice of colors, every piece of art is truly unique.Aft ...
    Aug. 2, 2017 - 1:30 pm
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  • August Movies in the Park date changed

    Colfax Main Street will move its second Movies in the Park night ahead by one week, to Friday, Aug. 18. The group still plans to show "Toy Story," and ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 11:44 am
  • Solar eclipse viewing

    Jasper County Conservation and the Newton Public Library are hosting a solar eclipse viewing program beginning at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Ashton Obse ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 11:43 am
  • Mineral Springs Annual Book Sale at library

    The annual Mineral Springs Book Sale will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 during Mineral Springs Day w ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 11:43 am
  • Morning hours added at Colfax library

    The Colfax Library is now open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Monday and Friday. The library offers many services including free FAX service, public acce ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 11:42 am
  • Mineral Springs Days to feature rides

    Joe’s Old-Fashioned Fun will be participating in the Mineral Springs Days festival with rides Friday, Aug. 25 and all day Saturday, Aug. 26.
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 11:43 am
  • Winning Iowa Junior Duck Stamp art on display

    The 2017 Iowa Junior Duck Stamp Contest winning art work will be on display through Aug. 31 at the Colfax Public Library. Visit the library to see som ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 11:42 am
  • The Cellar begins another season

    The school year is here and now The Cellar season is upon us. The Cellar is a place where high school students can hang out after the Colfax-Mingo hom ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 11:42 am
  • Academic Achivement

    Central CollegeMichaela Van Dusseldorp of Colfax, was among more than 300 Central College students e ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 11:39 am
  • Events this weekend at NSNWR

    Join staff at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge from 6 to 8 a.m. Saturday for the August Photo Hike. Photographers of all skill levels are welco ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 12:00 pm
  • Gibson honored at ISF

    Sean Gibson of Colfax, right, was presented with the Governor’s Lifesaving Award at the Iowa State Fair Aug. 10 for his lifesaving actions in August 2 ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 11:57 am
  • It comes with age

    Editor’s Note: This column was originally published May 28, 2015I’m set in my ways. Always have been ...
    Aug. 18, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Live from Facebook

    Editor's note: This column originally published Oct. 13, 2016During the height of the Apollo program ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 11:41 am
  • Mythical state champs

    With the Friday-Night-Lights season nearly upon us, I’ll relate a story that I’ve been itching to tell for some time. It’s the story of when Mt. Pleas ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 11:39 am
  • Time to buff the goobers

    It’s a problem that dates back several generations... unloading the dishwasher.I remember my mom get ...
    Aug. 4, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • A teaser trailer for the rest of our lives

    I saw a teaser trailer last week for “Rocko’s Modern Life.” For those of you not up to speed on your 1990s pop culture references, the aforementioned ...
    Aug. 2, 2017 - 1:34 pm
  • All the chickens come home to roost

    I love my hens. They’re ISA Browns. The literature on them said they are, “A docile bird, extremely easy to work with.” They are all of that and then ...
    Aug. 2, 2017 - 1:33 pm
  • Stack this!

    Do you know the second place score in this year’s impromptu Jasper County Fair adult Oreo stacking contest? I do, it’s 23. How do I know? Because it’s ...
    July 26, 2017 - 9:09 am
  • A life without convenience

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Aug. 13, 2015The last thing anyone wants is for the ...
    July 26, 2017 - 9:12 am
  • Reminder to Stay Safe in the Sun

    Many Iowans have felt the effects of skin cancer. If detected and removed early, skin cancer is almost always curable. Our family was fortunate in tha ...
    July 26, 2017 - 9:07 am
  • What to do when you have a summer cold

    I made it all through winter and spring without my token cold, and was feeling pretty confident, like maybe, along with old age comes an immunity to t ...
    July 26, 2017 - 9:07 am
  • Health care: Let’s not go backward!

    We are being told our pre-existing conditions will be covered under Trump Care (the current Senate bill coming up for vote) without caps — i..e. limit ...
    July 12, 2017 - 9:36 am
  • Memorial Day Flags

    The Colfax AMVETS and Colfax American Legion would like to thank the youth volunteers and the Cogley family for assisting in putting up and taking dow ...
    July 12, 2017 - 9:36 am
  • System not allowing equality in education

    Fifteen years after the government intervened in education to get it back on track, Iowa’s education system continues to show it does not understand w ...
    July 5, 2017 - 11:10 am
  • Cory R. Warrick

    Cory R. Warrick, 62, of Valeria died Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. Cory was cremated and a celebration of life service wi ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 11:38 am
  • Mark V. Kaldenberg

    Mark V. Kaldenberg, brother, son, brother-in-law and uncle, died July 29, 2017.Mark was born in Char ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 11:38 am
  • Lorna J. Sage

    Lorna J. Sage, 89, of Colfax, died Sunday, July 30, 2017, at Mitchell Village Care Center. Lorna requested no services and will be cremated. A memoria ...
    Aug. 2, 2017 - 1:38 pm
  • Karen Mabelle Parks

    Karen Mabelle (Linn) Parks, 78, of Colfax, died Monday, July 24, 2017, at Taylor House – Hospice in Des Moines. A funeral service was Friday, July 28 ...
    Aug. 2, 2017 - 1:37 pm
  • Mary Lou Freland

    Mary Lou Freland, 83, of Baxter, died Friday, July 21, 2017, at Accura Healthcare of Baxter. A memorial service was Tuesday, July 25 at the Baxter Con ...
    July 26, 2017 - 9:06 am
  • James R. Thomas

    James R. Thomas, 93, of Colfax, died Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A funeral service was Saturday, July 22 at the Colfax ...
    July 26, 2017 - 9:13 am
  • Betty Jane Hanawalt

    Betty Jane Hanawalt, 87, formerly of Newton, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. A funeral service was Monday, July 17 at C ...
    July 19, 2017 - 12:17 pm
  • Harry Clifford Morgan

    Harry Clifford Morgan, 97, of Prairie City, died Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. A funeral service was Wednesday, Ju ...
    July 19, 2017 - 12:15 pm
  • Terry L. Lewis

    Terry L. “Lewie” Lewis, 58, of Monroe, died Monday, July 10, 2017, at Pella Regional Health Center. The family will greet friends at 4 p.m. Saturday, ...
    July 12, 2017 - 9:44 am
  • James Leroy Williams

    James Leroy Williams, 79, of Colfax, died Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A memorial graveside service will be at 3 p.m. M ...
    July 5, 2017 - 11:08 am

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