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  • Achoo! God Bless You!

    Marc Dion“God bless you,” I said.Actually, I didn’t so much say, “God bless you,” as much as I mumb ...
    July 20, 2016 - 12:25 pm
  • Wilted Lettuce

    Our Empty Nest Garden is exploding! The lawn may be burning up, but thanks to a couple of 100’ lengths of hose attached to the barn hydrant, there’s w ...
    July 20, 2016 - 12:25 pm
  • Personality vs Character

    I’ve been known to send work-related emails from my personal Gmail account in a pinch. But I prefer the professional look and feel of the “@jaspercoun ...
    July 20, 2016 - 12:26 pm
  • The people behind Juno

    The 24-hour cable news cycle and social media feeds are littered with stories of failed government — United States political turmoil, United Kingdom’s ...
    July 13, 2016 - 12:14 pm
  • First woman to cross the U.S. on a highweeler

    Carolyn Carter, 68, will be the first woman to cross the United States on a highwheeler. A highwheeler is one of those old fashioned bikes with the hu ...
    July 13, 2016 - 12:13 pm
  • Fiscal responsibility is paying off

    The State of Iowa remains in good financial shape, according to independent analysis by the Iowa State Auditor and others.
    July 13, 2016 - 12:13 pm
  • Missing flag in Colfax

    To whoever borrowed the POW/MIA flag from the pole at the river bridge. That flag represents many people. I will see to it that you will get a POW/MIA ...
    July 13, 2016 - 12:13 pm
  • Drop failed education theories

    The May meeting agenda of the state board of education included how to understand the changes to education made by Congressional revision of No Child ...
    July 13, 2016 - 12:13 pm
  • Empty Nest

    Sweltering in this August heat in June? Chill out with a good book and a Coke-Zero float. Here are three “reads” you might consider.
    July 6, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Welcome to Half Dome, sponsored by Nike

    Imagine painstakingly making up your way up the cables of Yosemite National Park’s famous Half Dome peak — only to see swooshes and slogans encouragin ...
    July 6, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Missing flag in Colfax

    To whoever borrowed the POW/MIA flag from the pole at the river bridge. That flag represents many people. I will see to it that you will get a POW/MIA ...
    July 13, 2016 - 12:13 pm
  • Drop failed education theories

    The May meeting agenda of the state board of education included how to understand the changes to education made by Congressional revision of No Child ...
    July 13, 2016 - 12:13 pm
  • Colfax church history

    To the editor:I see by last week’s Jasper County Tribune that Howard Street Christian Church gets a ...
    June 29, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • Iowa’s curriculum is diluted

    For decades, Iowa school officials misled the public about the quality of education through the manipulation of data and false rationalizations. By re ...
    June 8, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • Breckenridge will listen to constituents

    As UAW local 997 vice president, I support Wes Breckenridge for State Representative. Wes has shown that he works hard. He has been a caucus chair, ha ...
    June 7, 2016 - 11:53 am
  • It’s time for a change

    It’s time for a change; simple as that. As I am getting older, yes that can be hard to admit, it is more evident to me how important it is to research ...
    June 7, 2016 - 11:53 am
  • Ira remembers our Vets

    Memorial Day is a day of remembrance where no one should forget that those who died in war for our country are people who will no longer be able to ce ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:37 pm
  • Keep a fighter for education

    Having been in education for almost 40 years, I have seen many trials and tribulations that education has faced. Sadly, those trials and tribulations ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:37 pm
  • Bishop is behind political attacks

    While Doug Bishop and his pack of good old boy bullies at the courthouse have tried to tear down my brother, our State Representative Dan Kelley, I’ve ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:37 pm
  • Support incumbent Kelley

    While the 2016 Presidential election is getting much of the attention of Iowa voters, we have important statehouse contests that need our help. If you ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:36 pm
  • Florence Maree Verrips

    Florence Maree Verrips was born May 31, 1919, near Lynnville, the daughter of Robert and Nora (Sullivan) Conn. She was the seventh child of 13 sibling ...
    July 20, 2016 - 1:16 pm
  • Frances Hardenburgh

    Frances June (Townsend) Hardenburgh, 99, of Cody, Wyo., formerly of Newton, died Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at the West Park Long Term Care Center in Cod ...
    July 13, 2016 - 12:47 pm
  • Dana Sparks

    Dana (Trusler) Sparks, 72, of Baxter, died in her home June 29, 2016.She was born in Newton, July 26 ...
    July 13, 2016 - 12:49 pm
  • Brian P. McWhirter

    Brian P. McWhirter, 47, of Baxter, died Saturday, June 18, 2016, at the Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. Brian’s funeral service was Thursday, June ...
    June 29, 2016 - 12:04 pm
  • Harry Leroy Jess

    Harry Leroy Jess, 86, of Webster City, formerly of Baxter, died Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Crestview Nursing and Rehab in Webster City. A memorial s ...
    June 29, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • Rchard Lee Grant

    Rchard Lee "Slick" Grant, 68, died June 13, 2016, at Taylor House.  There will be no funeral servic ...
    June 22, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Brian P. McWhirter

    Brian P. McWhirter, 47, of Baxter, died Saturday, June 18, 2016, at the Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. Brian’s funeral service will be at 11 a.m. ...
    June 22, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Coy Corrine Garton

    Coy Corrine Garton, 101, of Baxter, died Friday, June 10, 2016, at Baxter Care Center surrounded by her loving daughters. A visitationwas Tuesday, Jun ...
    June 15, 2016 - 12:27 pm
  • Carol Lee Ahn

    Carol Lee Ahn, 65, died May 30, 2016, at Taylor House in Des Moines. Burial will be at a later date, and per her request there will be no service.
    June 8, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • Richard Roy Weston

    Richard Roy “Dick” Weston, the son of Donald E. and Bertha Hazel (Cox) Weston was born Sept. 10, 1929, in Newton. He attended the Mingo Community Scho ...
    June 1, 2016 - 12:08 pm
  • Crime Beat

    Colfax Police Department• Russell A. Warren, 47, of Pleasant Hill, was arrested and charged with dis ...
    June 1, 2016 - 11:29 am
  • Crime Beat

    Colfax Police Department• Christopher R. Hilderbrandt, 22, of Mingo, was arrested and charged with p ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:40 pm