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  • Colfax North Park launches website

    COLFAX — The Colfax Auxiliary Park and Rec Auxiliary Board continues to make progress transforming the former Martin Marietta gravel quarry to a recre ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:07 pm
  • Morning fire destroys Mingo home

    A fire destroyed a Mingo home early Saturday morning.The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office received a c ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • Tribune wins statewide INA general excellence

    DES MOINES — Jasper County Tribune, Prairie City News and Newton Daily News were honored Friday with numerous awards from the Iowa Newspaper Associati ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:10 pm
  • IUB outlines key issues in crude oil pipeline deliberations

    DES MOINES — The Iowa Utilities Board began deliberations Monday which could ultimately decide the fate of the proposed 1,134-mile Dakota Access crude ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:12 pm
  • C-M graduate Russell gets opportunity of a lifetime with Super Bowl

    Former Colfax-Mingo standout Chase Russell had no idea changing majors in the middle of his career at Iowa State University would lead to the opportun ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:13 pm
  • Local prepares French chef’s dinner

    Des Moines Area Community College Culinary Arts students Kathy Roland, left, of Des Moines and Abigail McMahon of Colfax, insert bread cubes into a bu ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:14 pm
  • Legislative Symposium and FFA Day at Capitol

    DES MOINES — Five FFA members from Colfax-Mingo attended the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates and the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines to build char ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:15 pm
  • City webpage to undergo redesign

    COLFAX — The city’s website will be seeing an upgrade soon as the Colfax City Council approved to move forward with a redesign through a local busines ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:04 pm
  • C-M honor rolls

    The following students were inadvertently left off of the Colfax-Mingo honor roll lists:A honor roll ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:02 pm
  • Democrats meet Thursday

    The Jasper County Democratic Central Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Garden Room at Park Centre, 500 First St. N. in Newton. Discussion ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:01 pm
  • Protecting the health care of Iowans

    This week, a bill was introduced in the Iowa Senate to stop Governor Branstad’s unilateral decision to privatize Iowa’s Medicaid program.
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:02 pm
  • My love for space solidified with a chip dipped in quesso

    Editor's note: This column originally published March 19, 2015. The first time I saw the solar syste ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:01 pm
  • Kelley @the Capitol

    After Gov. Branstad’s plan to privatize Medicaid for 560,000 Iowans was delayed until March, I’ve joined my colleagues in requesting federal officials ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Declutter to de-stress

    Have you heard about the tiny living movement? People choosing to “simplify” their lives by downsizing? Willingly choosing to live in an area averagin ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:11 am
  • Sometimes you have to mark it zero

    I am king of the 9-pin frame. That last pin just stares at me down the lane, sometimes centered and others hugging that back corner. It always keeps m ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • Human trafficking is modern day slavery

    Iowa is not immune to sex and labor human trafficking. Jasper County is at risk. It is time to work together to find solutions, enact protections and ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • State issues should take precedence

    I received a birthday card in the mail last week from our state representative Dan Kelley. Although it is always nice to receive a birthday card, I fo ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • Senate budget will expand middle class

    Expanding Iowa’s middle class and maintaining fiscal responsibility are key elements of the state budget proposed by Senate Democrats this week.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • Big upsets with a side of Iowa pride

    Last week Iowa officially became the state where No. 1 ranked teams come to lose. All three of the state’s public universities have beaten topped-rate ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Youth council has big agenda for legislative session

    Every four years Iowa becomes the political center of the nation due to our first in the nation caucuses. Between debates, rallies, potlucks and meet ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 10:08 am
  • State issues should take precedence

    I received a birthday card in the mail last week from our state representative Dan Kelley. Although it is always nice to receive a birthday card, I fo ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • Questioning State Reps intentions

    I served 30 years in the United States Army which included a tour of duty in Afghanistan. I was annoyed after reading Rep. Dan Kelley’s recent letter ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 12:04 pm
  • When recognition is due

    A luncheon was held a Georgioz’ Pizza Dec. 31, 2015 in honor of Kathy Mathews’ early retirement of 18 years as Colfax city clerk.
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 12:04 pm
  • Not an accurate report

    Iowa has issued its first education report card, unfortunately using the low Iowa standard of 41st NPR rather than grade level 65th NPR, thus inflatin ...
    Jan. 6, 2016 - 11:55 am
  • Democrats well represented at mock caucus

    The people of Jasper County take the caucuses seriously, and it was no surprise to me to see so many Democrats come out last Thursday night to prepare ...
    Dec. 16, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Girls State shows American values

    To the editor:If you asked me to sum up my experience at Girls State in three words they would have ...
    Dec. 9, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Ronald Lee Deaton

    Ronald Lee “Moe” Deaton, 73, of Mingo, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at his home. Burial will take place at Greencastle Cemetery at a later date. In lie ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:02 pm
  • Wilbur Telfer

    Wilbur Telfer, 71, of rural Newton, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at Pella Regional Medical Center. A funeral service was Friday, Feb. 5 at the Wallace F ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:03 pm
  • Ronald Gene Thompson

    Ronald Gene Thompson, 72, of Colfax, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, J ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Arthur E. Beals

    Arthur E. Beals, 86, formerly of Colfax, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. A funeral service will be at 11 .m. Th ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Trula Lucille Fleener

    Trula Lucille (Lewis) Fleener, 88, of Colfax, died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at the Taylor House Hospice. The funeral service was Monday, Ja ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 12:36 pm
  • Crime beat

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Scott D. Underwood, 49, of Colfax, was arrested and charged with dom ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • Karen Marie Fisher

    Karen Marie Fisher, 73, of Windsor Heights, died Dec. 19, 2015, of kidney failure at Mercy West Lakes in West Des Moines.
    Jan. 6, 2016 - 12:11 pm
  • Ira Nichols, Jr.

    Ira Nichols, Jr., 79, of Rhodes, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at his home. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8 at the Wallace Family F ...
    Jan. 6, 2016 - 12:12 pm
  • Dorothy Carstens

    Dorothy Carstens (Fischer), 80, of Mesa, Ariz. died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 of an unexpected heart attack at Banner Baywood Medical Center. 
    Dec. 30, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • Wilbur G. “Bob” Bruxvoort

    Wilbur G. “Bob” Bruxvoort, 83, of Mitchellville, died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, at Mitchell Village Care Center in Mitchellville. Funeral services will ...
    Dec. 30, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • Crime beat

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Scott D. Underwood, 49, of Colfax, was arrested and charged with dom ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • Crime Beat

    Colfax Police Department• Paul B. Little, 48, of Waukee, was charged with interference with official ...
    Dec. 2, 2015 - 12:20 pm