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  • JC Republican Party to host trap shoot Saturday

    The Jasper County Republican Party will host its fourth annual trap shoot fundraiser at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Jasper County Gun Club, 624 W. 28th ...
    Sept. 13, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • Democrats to meet Thursday

    Jasper County Democrats Central Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Park Centre Garden Room, 500 First St. N. in Newton. The public is welcome t ...
    Sept. 13, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • Academic Achievement

    Mercy College of Health SciencesChandra Snow of Colfax, has been named to the dean’s list for the su ...
    Sept. 13, 2017 - 10:07 am
  • Jasper Community Foundation grant awards

    NEWTON — Dan Skokan, president of the Jasper Community Foundation announced 19 area nonprofit organizations received grants this year through the stat ...
    Sept. 13, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • Crime Beat

    • Shawn N. Stevens, 37, of Newton, was arrested and charged with assault at 7:50 p.m. Aug. 26 when he allegedly head-butted another male subject, 30-y ...
    Sept. 13, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • Link farm recognized as Century Farm during ISF

    DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey recognized Century and Heritage Farm families during a ceremony at the Iowa State Fair again t ...
    Sept. 13, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • A heart to help

    BAXTER — A Baxter student is working to make a difference following Hurricane Harvey’s destruction in Houston by launching Operation Harvey for Pets i ...
    Sept. 13, 2017 - 9:37 am
  • ‘You can take them wherever life takes you’

    COLFAX – Corn stalks are changing color, squirrels can be seen gathering nuts and the cold breeze is blowing in. To quote the mantra of the ever-popul ...
    Sept. 13, 2017 - 9:36 am
  • ‘We have some big issues to tackle’

    COLFAX – After several Colfax-Mingo School District residents shared their concerns in the district candidate forum Aug. 29 about their voices not bei ...
    Sept. 13, 2017 - 9:35 am
  • Colfax City Council approves funding for promotional banners

    COLFAX – From Colfax Main Street celebrating another successful Mineral Springs Day to Quarry Springs kicking off its second Rock the Quarry concert o ...
    Sept. 13, 2017 - 9:33 am
  • The day will come

    Is there anything worse than getting a new driver’s license photo taken?I remember the days when I w ...
    Sept. 15, 2017 - 9:02 am
  • When Irma gets personal

    Matlacha is a town you’d see on the back of a postcard. The tiny Florida town is on a barrier island off the state’s gulf coast. The entrance to the l ...
    Sept. 15, 2017 - 9:38 am
  • Class president

    It happened in a class four or five years ahead of me in school. The senior class had a gang of boys more interested in shenanigans than anything seri ...
    Sept. 13, 2017 - 10:06 am
  • It’s just a thought

    So as I was driving to work this morning, I actually paid attention to myself. I know that sounds odd, but as I was going through my daily rundown in ...
    Sept. 7, 2017 - 2:46 pm
  • Back to School

    With a teacher in the family, our household typically goes through a bit of a transition around this time of the year.
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 12:30 pm
  • A side of cheese dip with your marriage proposal?

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Feb. 17, 2017There is nothing like a soft pretzel. I ...
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 12:31 pm
  • Turtle Island

    “Everything in these two rows of tables, fifty cents,” I told the dark-skinned couple as they moved slowly down the aisle, stopping occasionally to pi ...
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 12:29 pm
  • It’s important to know when to act

    Jovie laid lethargic on the exam room table. Her face is always so expressive. Wednesday her face was filled with doubt, skepticism of what’s to come, ...
    Aug. 30, 2017 - 12:17 pm
  • E-Clips

    Isn’t it amazing that the moon is exactly the right size and exactly the right distance from the earth to completely block out the light from the sun? ...
    Aug. 30, 2017 - 12:17 pm
  • Pugel brings success to DMACC

    I am writing to support the re-election of Joe Pugel to the DMACC Board of Directors.I am the Presid ...
    Aug. 30, 2017 - 12:16 pm
  • Pugel brings success to DMACC

    I am writing to support the re-election of Joe Pugel to the DMACC Board of Directors.I am the Presid ...
    Aug. 30, 2017 - 12:16 pm
  • Colfax over Mingo?

    Regarding the recent article concerning what to do with the Mingo Middle School building. Letting it go with little or no oversight (ergo the “flood” ...
    Aug. 30, 2017 - 12:16 pm
  • 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
  • Gordon L. Shissler

    Gordon L. Shissler was born Nov. 25, 1929, in Colfax. Gordon died after a short illness Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Marion, at the age of 87. He was pre ...
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 12:41 pm
  • Ty Eugene Carlson

    Ty Eugene Carlson, 19, of Colfax, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. A funeral service was Friday, Aug. 18 at the Colfax Mingo HighSchool with burial at McK ...
    Aug. 23, 2017 - 1:41 pm
  • Cory Warrick

    Cory Warrick, 62, of Valeria, died Aug. 4, 2017, at Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life in ...
    Aug. 23, 2017 - 1:33 pm
  • Harry Leroy Jess June 22, 2016 Patsy Jess

    Harry Leroy Jess, 86, of Webster City and formerly of Baxter, died Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Crestview Nursing and Rehab in Webster City. Patsy Jes ...
    Aug. 23, 2017 - 1:32 pm
  • Orvil Eugene Williams

    Orvil Eugene Williams died peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, surrounded by his family. A funeral service was Saturday, Aug. 19 at Coburn Funeral Ho ...
    Aug. 23, 2017 - 1:31 pm
  • 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

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