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  • Road to 150

    COLFAX — Ladies returned to an era of civility and refinement while disc golfers worked on their long-game Saturday in Colfax — companion fu ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:26 pm
  • C-M students recognized for accomplishments

    COLFAX — Colfax-Mingo students were honored during the regular school board meeting April 18 for their success in the all-state speech compe ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:27 pm
  • Tigerhawks, Raiders split at Twin Anchors

    COLO — Colfax-Mingo coach Nick Noring is quickly leaving his mark on the Tigerhawk boys golf program.The Tigerhawks won another meet on Apri ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:28 pm
  • C-M boys continue to climb 4x400 ranks

    MARTENSDALE — Colfax-Mingo’s 4x400 relay team continues to climb the ranks of Class 1A, and school history.The Tigerhawks were facing its to ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:29 pm
  • Girls celebrate team championship at home

    BAXTER — Collins-Maxwell/Baxter and West Marshall have had several down-to-the-wire battles on the track the past few seasons.The latest dua ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:31 pm
  • Tigerhawk girls place fifth against tough field

    MONTEZUMA — The Colfax-Mingo girls track team faced a tough field at the Lew Lundy Relays on April 19.The Tigerhawks grabbed a trio of bronz ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:32 pm
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  • C-M graduate honored as a ‘Hero of the Heartland’

    ALTOONA — Colfax-Mingo graduate Joe Hogan has turned his life around since his high school days and is now stamping his mark in Altoona for his charit ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:19 pm
  • Baxter school, city discuss future joint efforts

    BAXTER — The Baxter School Board and city council held their annual joint meeting April 20 and discussed future efforts to better the community.
    April 27, 2016 - 12:18 pm
  • Earth Day volunteers help restore NSNWR savanna

    PRAIRIE CITY — Nearly 200 volunteers assisted in brush and litter removal during Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge’s annual Earth Day work day in Pr ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:20 pm
  • C-M students recognized for accomplishments

    COLFAX — Colfax-Mingo students were honored during the regular school board meeting April 18 for their success in the all-state speech competition and ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:27 pm
  • Road to 150

    COLFAX — Ladies returned to an era of civility and refinement while disc golfers worked on their long-game Saturday in Colfax — companion fundraisers ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:26 pm
  • Club Notes

    Baxter Federated Garden ClubThe Baxter Federated Garden Club met April 4. Roll call “favorite garden ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:08 pm
  • Colfax Spring Cleanup

    The City of Colfax is hosting a spring cleanup from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 7 for residents in the city limits of Colfax. Items may be taken to the City ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:10 pm
  • Seed available for wildlife food plots

    Jasper County Pheasants Forever has sorghum seed available for landowners interested in planting a wildlife food plot. The seed is free of charge and ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:10 pm
  • Pets of the Week

    Forrester is a beautiful, peach-colored male and Igloo is a gorgeous tortoiseshell female. Igloo is a senior girl and her adoption fee has been sponso ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:04 pm
  • Honor a veteran with a brick in the memorial wall

    Baxter American Legion is continuing efforts for all veterans who wish to be honored with a brick in the memorial wall.
    April 27, 2016 - 12:05 pm
  • We owe it to our seniors

    Last weekend we were doing a little gardening at my girlfriend’s parent’s Des Moines north side home. While weeding a bed of tulips, we could see from ...
    April 27, 2016 - 1:01 pm
  • Many benefits from Iowa’s commitment to renewable energy

    Iowa is a leader in clean, renewable energy. Our efforts are allowing us to leave behind fuels that pollute our air and water while creating good jobs ...
    April 27, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Veterans can count on Kelley

    As a state representative from Charles City and member of the Iowa National Guard, I’m writing to endorse Rep. Dan Kelley of Newton for re-election in ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:11 pm
  • Breckenridge is honest, hardworking

    I proudly support Wes Breckenridge for State Representative in House District 29. I have known Wes Breckenridge for more than 20 years. Over the years ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:11 pm
  • Homework before buying a dog

    High five to Mike Mendenhall who shared they are ready to add a dog to their family. I commend this family for the homework they have done in recogniz ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • Kelley doesn’t vote with ‘the crowd’

    I am writing to thank Rep. Dan Kelley for his support for Equal Pay for Women, an issue that has plagued our country since women first entered the wor ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:10 pm
  • Attracting more Iowans with our great quality of life

    One of my top priorities for the 2016 session is taking more steps to expand Iowa’s middle class. That includes attracting and retaining more workers.
    April 20, 2016 - 10:20 am
  • Bouncer bill time at the statehouse

    The last few of weeks in the Iowa Legislature have been geared toward working on the budget and running “bouncer bills” between the chambers. Bouncer ...
    April 20, 2016 - 10:19 am
  • Breckenridge has compassion, commitment

    I am writing in support of State Representative District 29 candidate Wes Breckenridge. I have known Wes for several years from my time working in our ...
    April 20, 2016 - 10:08 am
  • Kelley a ‘hard worker’ for Jasper County

    I’m voting for Rep. Dan Kelley on June 7. He has served us well for six years. We’ve elected him three times and he’s always served us well.
    April 20, 2016 - 10:08 am
  • Veterans can count on Kelley

    As a state representative from Charles City and member of the Iowa National Guard, I’m writing to endorse Rep. Dan Kelley of Newton for re-election in ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:11 pm
  • Breckenridge is honest, hardworking

    I proudly support Wes Breckenridge for State Representative in House District 29. I have known Wes Breckenridge for more than 20 years. Over the years ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:11 pm
  • Homework before buying a dog

    High five to Mike Mendenhall who shared they are ready to add a dog to their family. I commend this family for the homework they have done in recogniz ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • Kelley doesn’t vote with ‘the crowd’

    I am writing to thank Rep. Dan Kelley for his support for Equal Pay for Women, an issue that has plagued our country since women first entered the wor ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:10 pm
  • Breckenridge has compassion, commitment

    I am writing in support of State Representative District 29 candidate Wes Breckenridge. I have known Wes for several years from my time working in our ...
    April 20, 2016 - 10:08 am
  • Kelley a ‘hard worker’ for Jasper County

    I’m voting for Rep. Dan Kelley on June 7. He has served us well for six years. We’ve elected him three times and he’s always served us well.
    April 20, 2016 - 10:08 am
  • Breckenridge’s professionalism will translate to politics

    I am supporting Wes Breckenridge for State Representative. Although I didn’t know Wes well, I did know he had been with the Newton Police Department f ...
    April 20, 2016 - 10:08 am
  • Medicaid oversight on Kelley’s agenda

    Gov. Branstad’s plan to privatize Medicaid is a mess. I’m thankful our State Representative Dan Kelley has stood up to the governor and fought to stop ...
    April 20, 2016 - 10:08 am
  • Pro-life is not ‘extremist’ view

    While reading Cindy Pollard’s March 30 letter to the editor “Kelley supports women’s rights,” I was surprised to learn that I am, in her eyes, an “ext ...
    April 19, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • Breckenridge would be strong representative

    My name is Randy Wadle, and I am writing this letter in support of the candidacy of Wes Breckenridge for our Representative for House District 29. I, ...
    April 19, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • David Hopkins

    David DeWayne Hopkins, 58, of Colfax, joined his mother, father and little brother Randy March 16, 2016, his birthday, after losing a short, but coura ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • Crime Beat

    Colfax Police Department• Brian E. Jones, 25, of Prairie City was arrested and charged with disorder ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:21 pm
  • Margaret Juanita Thomas

    Margaret Juanita Thomas died Dec. 13, 2015, at home in Healdsburg, Calif. A graveside commitment service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at Colfa ...
    April 20, 2016 - 10:10 am
  • Joye Marie Ritter

    Joye Marie Ritter of rural Newton, died April 5, 2016, at Unity Point Health Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. A funeral service was April 9 at the Wa ...
    April 13, 2016 - 10:14 am
  • Gary Findley

    Gary Findley, 73, of Gillett Grove, formerly of Mitchellville, was born Feb. 22, 1943, to Charles and Beulah Findley in Des Moines. He died Sunday, Ap ...
    April 13, 2016 - 10:14 am
  • Crime Beat

    Colfax Police Department• Napoleon Payne, 55, of Chicago, Ill., was arrested and charged with public ...
    April 13, 2016 - 10:13 am
  • Arthur Krampe

    Arthur "Art" Krampe, 87, of Baxter, died Monday, April 11, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services are pending at Fredregi ...
    April 13, 2016 - 10:14 am
  • Margaret Juanita Thomas

    Margaret Juanita Thomas died Dec. 13, 2015, at home in Healdsburg, Calif.The daughter of John and Ma ...
    April 6, 2016 - 1:08 pm
  • Crime Beat

    Colfax Police Department• Christopher A. Reed, 51, of Colfax, was charged with criminal trespass at ...
    April 6, 2016 - 12:52 pm
  • David Hopkins

    David DeWayne Hopkins, 58, of Colfax, joined his mother, father and little brother Randy March 16, 2016, his birthday, after losing a short, but coura ...
    March 23, 2016 - 12:26 pm
  • Crime Beat

    Colfax Police Department• Brian E. Jones, 25, of Prairie City was arrested and charged with disorder ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:21 pm
  • Crime Beat

    Colfax Police Department• Napoleon Payne, 55, of Chicago, Ill., was arrested and charged with public ...
    April 13, 2016 - 10:13 am
  • Crime Beat

    Colfax Police Department• Christopher A. Reed, 51, of Colfax, was charged with criminal trespass at ...
    April 6, 2016 - 12:52 pm