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  • Holiday closing at refuge

    The Prairie Learning Center at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge will be closing at 1 p.m. Wednesday and will also be closed Thanksgiving Day.
    Nov. 20, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • Masons host Soup Supper

    The Baxter Masons will host a soup supper from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at 107 N. Main St. The menu will include oyster stew, chili and other soups. A free ...
    Nov. 15, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • Turkey Supper in Mitchellville

    Mitchellville Community/Senior Center will host its 13th annual Turkey Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
    Nov. 15, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • Do It Yourself Prairie Series begins

    Would you like to learn how to create your own prairie garden? A new program is starting at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge that will give you ...
    Nov. 15, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • Upcoming area blood drives

    • The Baxter Community Blood Drive will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22 at Baxter Community School, 202 E. State St.
    Nov. 15, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • November Photo Hike

    Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge will host the November Photo Hike from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Please note that this is a late afternoon event. Thi ...
    Nov. 15, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • Baxter Honor Roll

    A Honor RollSixth grade — Julie Damman, Morgan Hansen, Morgan Ratliff, Regan Russell, Treyton Travis ...
    Nov. 15, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • C-M students named to honor roll

    The following Colfax-Mingo eighth grade students were inadvertently omitted from the honor roll published Nov. 9 in the Jasper County Tribune:
    Nov. 15, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • Home health creates independence at home

    November is National Home Care and Hospice Month. Home health care allows patients to take control of their own care and treatment while remaining ind ...
    Nov. 15, 2017 - 10:35 am
  • Baxter Council mulls over South West Avenue Project design

    BAXTER — The Baxter City Council meeting commenced with a short discussion of the Baxter Police Department and if its two part-time officers were beco ...
    Nov. 15, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Boy, was I tired!

    I hosted my annual slumber party over the weekend.Once a year, I get together with four other women ...
    Nov. 15, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Writing is storytelling no matter the genre

    Editor's note: This column originally published Oct. 15, 2015Journalists are first and foremost stor ...
    Nov. 15, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • Do something, even if it’s wrong

    If there’s one motto I’ve lived by all my life, and especially now that I’m a (ahem) “senior citizen” it is, “Do something, even if it’s wrong.” I oft ...
    Nov. 15, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • 30 is the new 30

    Editor’s note: This column was originally published June 11, 2015. There is a big day circled on my ...
    Nov. 8, 2017 - 11:49 am
  • I’m a little bit girly

    Editor’s Note: This column originally published Sept. 10, 2015A few weeks ago, I was reminded just h ...
    Nov. 8, 2017 - 11:49 am
  • I went north, Ginnie went south

    Everything seems to happen at once. Ginnie’s mother died in Ozark, Missouri, and there was my brother’s birthday party in Ashland, Wisconsin. My place ...
    Nov. 8, 2017 - 11:49 am
  • It’s all in the follow-through

    Editor’s Note: This column originally published Jan. 7, 2016This may come as no surprise, but let me ...
    Nov. 3, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • Death and Dying

    Sometimes death confuses me. It’s usually with the death of a younger person, a person who has not had the privilege of living to a “ripe old age.” So ...
    Nov. 1, 2017 - 11:21 am
  • Remembering Vietnam

    August presented a somber anniversary for Jasper County. Our first native son fell on Aug. 12, 1967 in Vietnam. Monroe native, David Lee McMath was ki ...
    Nov. 1, 2017 - 11:20 am
  • Setting the record straight with court records

    This statement is in response to the comments made by Baxter Mayor Steve Smith, in the Jasper County Tribune Oct. 26. Mr. Smith was quoted, “I can tel ...
    Nov. 1, 2017 - 11:20 am
  • Look between the averages

    Iowa educators, through the media, have a bad habit of looking only at averages that miss the important details for improved decision-making. One exam ...
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 9:28 am
  • Ronald Eugene Hanson

    Ronald Eugene Hanson, 79, of Colfax, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Memorial services were Monday, Nov. 6 at the ...
    Nov. 8, 2017 - 2:48 pm
  • Glorene Kay Masters

    Glorene Kay Masters, 76, of Newton, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A memorial visitation will be from 4 ...
    Nov. 8, 2017 - 11:29 am
  • Patricia Ann Hummel Withers

    Patricia Ann Hummel Withers was born Aug. 15, 1939, to Omar and Iva (Hipsley) Hummel. She was born to a family of six girls and two boys. She left to ...
    Nov. 1, 2017 - 11:25 am
  • Terry Ray Owens

    Terry Ray Owens, 62, of Newton, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A funeral service was. Friday, Oct. 27 at Coburn Funer ...
    Nov. 1, 2017 - 11:24 am
  • Eric Charles Hewitt

    Eric Charles Hewitt, 38, of Melbourne, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A celebration of life or as Eric ...
    Nov. 1, 2017 - 11:24 am
  • Craig R. Garrett, MD

    Craig R. Garrett, MD, 70, of St. Paul, Minn., died Oct. 25, 2017.Born in Des Moines, Craig moved wit ...
    Nov. 1, 2017 - 11:23 am
  • Nathan A. Tyler

    Nathan Andrew Tyler, 33, of Newton, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. The family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the Wallace Fam ...
    Oct. 25, 2017 - 11:45 am
  • Larry L. Altemeier

    Larry L. Altemeier, 74, of Newton, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center. The family greeted friends Monday, Oct. 16 at Wallace Family ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 2:03 pm
  • Mark B. Main

    Mark B. Main, 64, of Colfax, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at his home. A celebration of life service will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.áSunday, Oct. 15 at t ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 10:13 am
  • Club News

    Baxter School RetireesBaxter School Retirees met Wednesday, Oct. 4 at the Blue Ribbon Cafe. Those at ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 9:46 am

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