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  • First Class Salute

    Leland Lester, World War II Naval vet and survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on the USS Pennsylvania at Pearl Harbor, salutes the his falle ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Graduate spotlight

    Editors note: The following is part two of a two-part series profiling outstanding May 2015 graduates of Baxter and Colfax-Mingo high school ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • C-M alumni reunite

    Class of 1965 Colfax-Mingo alum Gene Steenhoek grabs a plate of food during Saturday’s C-M Alumni Banquet at the high school. ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Ice cream field trip

    All Colfax-Mingo elementary students walked over to Cratty Shack in groups for a lunch time snack May 21. ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • Tigerhawk track athletes compete strong in 1A state meet

    DES MOINES — Colfax-Mingo’s state track meet qualifiers did not bring home medals, but they did have a successful run in the three-day 2015 ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Ticket punched: C-M’s Abell advances to state golf meet

    OSKALOOSA — One of the most consistent golfers in the entire state punched his ticket to the Class 1A Boys State Golf Tournament May 21.Colf ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:58 am
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  • Baxter teacher wins Golden Apple Award

    BAXTER – In his final year as a science teacher at Baxter Community Schools, Jason Aker received the WHO-TV Golden Apple Award May 12, a monthly award ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:42 am
  • Farm to table

    MINGO – Cleverley Farms in Mingo, hosted its 19th annual Garlicpalooza spring party Sunday evening with tables filled with food and a barn filled with ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • Morel Mushroom Fest raises money for agriculture scholarship

    MINGO — Folks from Mingo and the surrounding communities gathered at the Greencastle Tavern for Morel Mushroom Fest Saturday to raise money for agricu ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • Graduate spotlight

    Editors note: The following is part two of a two-part series profiling outstanding May 2015 graduates of Baxter and Colfax-Mingo high schools. May 28 ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • First Class Salute

    Leland Lester, World War II Naval vet and survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on the USS Pennsylvania at Pearl Harbor, salutes the his fallen comrades ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • School board discusses changes to handbooks

    COLFAX — Student achievements were presented and handbook changes were discussed during Colfax-Mingo’s school board meeting May 18.
    May 27, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • C-M alumni reunite

    Class of 1965 Colfax-Mingo alum Gene Steenhoek grabs a plate of food during Saturday’s C-M Alumni Banquet at the high school.
    May 27, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Ice cream field trip

    All Colfax-Mingo elementary students walked over to Cratty Shack in groups for a lunch time snack May 21.
    May 27, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • New alcohol restrictions at Lake Red Rock beaches

    In an effort to maintain a family-friendly environment and to promote water safety, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has established restrictions for ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:06 am
  • Fairbooks now available

    The Jasper County fairbooks are available at local libraries, businesses, banks, city halls and the county extension office.Fairbooks are also online ...
    June 1, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • It comes with age

    I’m set in my ways. Always have been. However, over the years, some of my ways have changed. Some for the better. Others? Not so much.
    May 27, 2015 - 10:05 am
  • A Dairy Zone chocolate malt tastes like summertime

    The taste of a Dairy Zone chocolate malt — in my opinion — has no rival. The ice cream shop in the little wooden hut across the street from the large ...
    May 13, 2015 - 3:03 pm
  • So Anyway...

    I fixed liver and onions for dinner the other night. Mmmm…can’t you just smell the onions caramelizing in the butter? My choice for our evening menu s ...
    May 13, 2015 - 3:03 pm
  • Keeping higher education affordable

    Keeping higher education affordable allows more Iowans to get the education and skills they need to find good jobs. It creates a positive cycle that h ...
    May 7, 2015 - 1:46 pm
  • Bipartisan, Iowa voice in federal budget

    At times it can seem like there is nothing Democrats and Republicans can agree on. That is why, when opportunities arise for bipartisan solutions to i ...
    May 7, 2015 - 1:44 pm
  • No need for ‘Boss Hogg’ in Jasper County

    I appreciate the opportunity to respond to some Jasper County Courthouse officials and the mayor of Baxter.
    May 7, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • Teachers need standards, not memorization

    Reading reforms put in place this school year to have students reading at grade level by the end of third grade are encountering some problems. One pr ...
    May 7, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • Take action against factory farms

    To the editor: Factory farms stink and it’s not just the smell. They pollute our air and water, low ...
    April 29, 2015 - 3:08 pm
  • Kelley has lost touch with district

    To the editor: I was frustrated when I read (Newton democrat) Rep. Dan Kelley’s latest column in th ...
    May 4, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • So Anyway...

    Maybe you wouldn’t know it by just casually visiting with me, but apparently I have a mean streak a mile long.
    April 24, 2015 - 8:58 am
  • Take action against factory farms

    To the editor: Factory farms stink and it’s not just the smell. They pollute our air and water, low ...
    April 29, 2015 - 3:08 pm
  • Crime Beat

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Joseph S. Kain, 36, of Prairie City, is charged with possession of c ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Dennis L. Conn

    Dennis L. Conn, 68, of Altoona, died peacefully Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at The Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. A funeral service was May 15 at Co ...
    May 20, 2015 - 3:13 pm
  • Glen E. Shuey

    Glen E. Shuey, 84, of Newton, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Newton Health Care. A funeral service was May 16 at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax. Buri ...
    May 20, 2015 - 3:14 pm
  • Phyllis Elaine Rost

    Phyllis Elaine Rost, 63, of Albia, lost a long hard fought battle to ovarian cancer Monday, May 11, 2015, at the Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines.
    May 20, 2015 - 3:14 pm
  • Imogene Roberts

    Imogene (Jean) Roberts, 89, died April 26, 2015. She was a happy, loving and giving person. Jean was born in Colfax, but her final place of residence ...
    May 20, 2015 - 1:46 pm
  • Ray Van Dusseldorp and Darlene Van Dusseldorp

    Graveside memorial services for Ray Van Dusseldorp and Darlene Van Dusseldorp will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 22 at the Mitchellville Cemetery.  
    May 20, 2015 - 1:46 pm
  • Crime Beat

    Colfax Police Department:Martin L. Williams, 72, of Colfax, was arrested and charged with public int ...
    May 13, 2015 - 1:47 pm
  • Crime Beat

    Colfax Police Department • Kent A. Owens, 43, of Colfax, was arrested and charged with domestic ass ...
    May 7, 2015 - 1:47 pm
  • Beverly Gae Cross

    Beverly “Bev” Gae Cross, 84, of Baxter, died Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A funeral service was April 21 at the Congre ...
    April 29, 2015 - 3:14 pm
  • Ross Anderson

    Ross Anderson, 48, of Colfax, died Friday, April 24, 2015, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. A funeral service was Tuesday, April 28 at Hope Asse ...
    April 29, 2015 - 3:13 pm
  • Crime Beat

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Joseph S. Kain, 36, of Prairie City, is charged with possession of c ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Crime Beat

    Colfax Police Department:Martin L. Williams, 72, of Colfax, was arrested and charged with public int ...
    May 13, 2015 - 1:47 pm
  • Crime Beat

    Colfax Police Department • Kent A. Owens, 43, of Colfax, was arrested and charged with domestic ass ...
    May 7, 2015 - 1:47 pm
  • Crime Beat

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office   • Patrick F. Williams, 44, of Des Moines was arrested and charged w ...
    April 29, 2015 - 3:11 pm
  • Crime Beat

    Colfax Police Department • Ronald L. Linn Jr., 37, of Colfax, was arrested and charged with assault ...
    April 24, 2015 - 8:47 am