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  • Smokin’ J’s

    MINGO — In this year’s Mingo Days parade, one of the floats was smoking — technically on fire. The monster black trailer was pulled by John Milligan a ...
    July 29, 2015 - 10:35 am
  • Police suspect three weekend downtown burglaries are linked

    COLFAX — Three downtown Colfax businesses were burglarized Saturday night by unknown suspects who damaged property and took cash and merchandise.
    July 29, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • Bagpipes for life

    Iowa’s 133rd Army National Guard Infantry Division returned from two years on active duty in Iraq in 2007 to a lot of exposure. It was the height of t ...
    July 29, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Beck’s Hybrid project moving forward

    A $15 million corn seed retail and distribution center is moving forward in Colfax with plans to create 50 new full-time jobs.
    July 29, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • Colfax Main Street is recipient of $200 Keep Iowa Beautiful grant

    Colfax Main Street is one of 25 Iowa community organizations selected to receive an award from the Yo-Ho Tools for a More Beautiful Iowa grant program ...
    July 29, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • Osprey nest in Colfax part of raptor’s Iowa resurgence

    COLFAX — Volunteers working for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources have added Colfax to the list of sites where a particular bird of prey is mak ...
    July 29, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Aw shucks

    Iowa Sweet corn is ready to eat and popping up in roads-side stands, in pickup beds and farmer’s markets throughout Jasper County — a sign that the an ...
    July 29, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Bison Day set for Saturday at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge

    Take a step back in time at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge’s Annual Bison Day. All ages are welcome to spend a day on the prairie and discover th ...
    July 29, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Colfax man pleads guilty after pulling handgun during Dec. arrest

    COLFAX — A 23-year-old man who pulled a handgun during an arrest in downtown Colfax in December pleaded guilty Monday morning to four of his five char ...
    July 29, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • Fair parade results announced

    Results of the 2015 Jasper County Fair Parade in Colfax July 27 were:4H/FFA — first place, World Cha ...
    July 29, 2015 - 9:52 am
  • Letter to the Editor

    We have cleaned up after another Jasper County Fair. On behalf of the Fairboard I want to thank everyone who helped us make it possible. The supporter ...
    July 29, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Support special session

    My number one priority in the Iowa House is making Jasper County a great place to live, work, and raise a family. Support for our schools is critical ...
    July 29, 2015 - 9:52 am
  • Are local sports inclusive?

    I really hope the new Colfax-Mingo superintendent straightens out the sports in our school. I feel if there are no try-outs and they let all players p ...
    July 15, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Nothing is as sweet as Sugar

    On the first day of my first Jasper County Fair last year, I met Sugar the dog. With a soft, cotton candy-white fur and redness around her eyes, Sugar ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:33 pm
  • If you want it, I’ve got it

    How did my house become the dumping grounds for everything my kids don’t have room for in their own homes?
    July 8, 2015 - 12:32 pm
  • Ken Starek, artist, photographer, barn lover

    I was stunned by the hand-written letter from a stranger. Not only was the letter hand written (shock, shock), but the front of the envelope was hand ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:33 pm
  • Two sides to every story

    In regards to the monstrous article about a young Colfax man last week. As a small community, everyo ...
    June 17, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • The great outdoors

    When hubby and I have a weekend off together — which only happens every five weeks or so — we like to try to get some camping in.
    June 10, 2015 - 1:03 pm
  • Patriot games are no fun

    When an elected, representative government no longer trusts its every-day constituents, it replaces confidence with paranoia. When the controversial U ...
    June 10, 2015 - 1:03 pm
  • It comes with age

    I’m set in my ways. Always have been. However, over the years, some of my ways have changed. Some for the better. Others? Not so much.
    May 27, 2015 - 10:05 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
  • James Richard Craig

    A celebration of life will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 25 at the Mitchellville Community Center in Mitchellville. A short program will be at 2: ...
    July 22, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • Katherine Mae Russell Kimberley

    Katherine Mae Russell Kimberley was born in Des Moines, March 2, 1922, to Richard and Nell Knodel Russell. She passed from this life to be with her Lo ...
    July 22, 2015 - 1:06 pm
  • Jerry M. Schroyer

    Jerry M. Schroyer, 84, of Baxter, died Sunday, July 19, 2015, at Park Centre in Newton. A funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 24 at the Sa ...
    July 22, 2015 - 1:16 pm
  • Elmer Delano Hysell

    Elmer Delano Hysell, 82, died July 8, 2015, at Mitchellville Care Center surrounded by his family. Elmer was born Nov. 8, 1932, in Powersville, Mo., t ...
    July 15, 2015 - 1:16 pm
  • Gary D. Magg

    Gary D. Magg, 60, of Colfax, died July 7, 2015, at Bright Kavanagh Hospice in Des Moines. A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 11 a ...
    July 15, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • Jacob Scott Gulling

    Jacob Gulling, formerly of Colfax, died unexpectedly June 29, 2015, in Des Moines. All that we know is that we’ve lost a son, brother, uncle, nephew, ...
    July 15, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Pamela Kay Smith

    Pamela Kay Smith, 58, of Newton, died Sunday, June 28, 2015, at her home in Newton. A funeral service was July 2 at the Howard Street Christian Church ...
    July 8, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • Paul L. Rose

    Paul L. Rose, of Newton, died Friday evening, July 3, 2015, at the Skiff Medical Center in Newton.Fu ...
    July 8, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • 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
  • Crime beat

    Colfax Police Department• Robert A. Brindle, 21, of Colfax, was charged with driving while license b ...
    June 17, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Crime Beat

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Joseph S. Kain, 36, of Prairie City, is charged with possession of c ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:45 am