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  • Celebrating the return of Iowa’s Osprey Saturday

    A public celebration of the volunteers and organizations integral in the return of ospreys to Iowa will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Quarry S ...
    May 17, 2017 - 8:58 am
  • Pedal the Prairie Saturday at NSNWR

    The second annual Pedal the Prairie event will be at 9 a.m. Saturday hosted by Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. Ride the Prairie Parkway Bike Trai ...
    May 17, 2017 - 8:58 am
  • County Republicans to meet Monday

    The Jasper County Republican Party will host its monthly meeting Monday at the Newton American Legion, at 1101 W. Fourth St. S. A pizza supper will be ...
    May 17, 2017 - 9:00 am
  • Colfax Blood Drive June 3

    Colfax and Mingo Communities Blood Drive will be from 7:15 to 10:15 a.m. Saturday, June 3 at the Colfax-Mingo Elementary School, 20 W. Broadway St. in ...
    May 17, 2017 - 8:57 am
  • Veterans memorial dedication planned for May 27

    The dedication for the new Colfax Veterans Memorial will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 27 at Mineral Springs Park in Colfax. Guest speaker will be Doug B ...
    May 22, 2017 - 10:16 am
  • National EMS week

    EMS Appreciation Week is May 20-27. Many activities are planned to help celebrate EMS providers who dedicate their time and lives serving the EMS prof ...
    May 17, 2017 - 8:57 am
  • Colfax

    The Memorial Day service in Colfax will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the Colfax Cemetery followed by a program at the river. A free will lunch will be s ...
    May 22, 2017 - 10:16 am
  • Club Notes

    Baxter Ever Ready ClubThirteen members of the Baxter Ever Ready Club met April 19 at the community c ...
    May 17, 2017 - 8:55 am
  • Graduate Spotlight Seniors share love of art for more than 13 years at Baxter CSD

    Editor’s note: Every year leading to commencement, the Jasper County Tribune profiles two Colfax-Mingo and two Baxter students. In part 2 of a two par ...
    May 17, 2017 - 8:53 am
  • Baxter CSD celebrates last class of CMB Raiders

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    May 17, 2017 - 8:52 am
  • Transparency

    Covering an official who has Secret Service protection is meant to be intimidating. During my first experience I was 21 and a college reporter with Th ...
    May 17, 2017 - 8:55 am
  • Chow, baby

    Editor’s note: This column originally published April 22, 2016I fixed liver and onions for dinner th ...
    May 17, 2017 - 8:55 am
  • Let’s work together

    We passed our two-year anniversary for Hometown Pride in Jasper County on April 9. Where does the time go! We have accomplished some great things, and ...
    May 17, 2017 - 8:54 am
  • Sid's Hen Field Farm

    On the way to Sid’s farm near Leon, Ginnie and I saw lots of turkeys, deer and one coyote. Sid calls’m “yotes.” South Central Iowa is mostly rolling h ...
    May 17, 2017 - 8:55 am
  • 2017 session includes some bipartisan accomplishments

    Although the 2017 legislative session did not provide much good news for Iowa students, working families and vulnerable Iowans, the Legislature took s ...
    May 10, 2017 - 9:04 am
  • Change is never easy

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again... I like routine. I like a plan. I like to know what each day has in store for me, this week, next week, n ...
    May 10, 2017 - 9:05 am
  • Jovie’s Bridge

    There’s rarely a night since bringing our dog home in November we haven’t walked across “Jovie’s Bridge.”
    May 10, 2017 - 9:04 am
  • Webcoma

    I am hereby proclaiming a new word for the English language. I’m calling it, “webcoma.” I define “webcoma” as “The vegetative state of stupor caused b ...
    May 10, 2017 - 9:03 am
  • Our responsibility bubbles just beneath the surface

    Space is cold; deathly cold. But maybe not as cold as we once thought.Beyond the orbit of Mars, past ...
    May 3, 2017 - 10:42 am
  • Spring fever

    I’m sorely disappointed in our winter. I had the bucket and blade all mounted on the John Deere, and the tractor parked in the garage ready for the fi ...
    May 3, 2017 - 10:41 am
  • Memorization persists in Iowa schools

    The Iowa legislative session for this year is over, and some are bemoaning the low increase in school funding. According to the OECD, which administer ...
    May 3, 2017 - 10:41 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
  • James E. Maxwell

    James E. Maxwell, 70, of rural Collins, died Thursday, May 4, 2017, at his home. A funeral service was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10 at the Wallace Fam ...
    May 10, 2017 - 9:01 am
  • Donald Dean Swanson

    Donald Dean Swanson, 89, of Warsaw, Mo., and formerly of Colfax, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at his home. A funeral service was Saturday, April 29 a ...
    May 3, 2017 - 11:31 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

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