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  • Colfax Christian Church to host Higher Power

    Higher Power will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Howard Street Christian Church in Colfax. Refreshments will be served at 5 p.m. A free will of ...
    Sept. 22, 2017 - 2:28 pm
  • C-M elementary band is booming

    The Colfax-Mingo music department is looking for band instrument donations from the community. This year, there are 61 students participating in C-M e ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 11:03 am
  • Colfax, Mingo blood drive Saturday

    Colfax and Mingo Communities Blood Drive will be from 7:15 to 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the Colfax-Mingo Elementary School Community Room, 20 W. Broadway ...
    Sept. 22, 2017 - 2:26 pm
  • Jasper County Crop Walk Oct. 1

    Jasper County annual CROP Hunger Walk will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. Participants will meet on the courthouse lawn in Newton. The three-mile walk w ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 11:01 am
  • Alliance seeks to honor Jasper County vets

    As a commercial airline pilot, Craig Nida has ferried hundreds of World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials on the national mall. ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 10:59 am
  • Baxter seniors attend youth leadership event

    Lexis Ewing andáMary Schabilion, seniors at Baxter Community High School, were among more than 230 high school seniors from 24 area high schools selec ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Prairie Discovery Walk

    Visit the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and join a naturalist for a guided nature walk along the half-mile Overlook Trail. ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 11:45 am
  • Waiting on the rain

    Local farmers are eligible for disaster relief thanks to a drought declaration from the USDA last month, but many are taking a “wait and see” approach ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 11:13 am
  • Tigerhawk Homecoming Court

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    Sept. 20, 2017 - 11:12 am
  • Williams wins C-M District 5 seat after write-in campaign

    COLFAX – The Colfax-Mingo Community School District have two new faces at the board table after the results of the school board election trickled in t ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 11:11 am
  • Roomba does the Rumba

    Ginnie came to me in a panic. “I can’t find Roomba!”Roomba is a computerized vacuum cleaner I gave G ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 11:01 am
  • Preparing Iowa students for success after high school

    A respected survey shows a shift in what Americans want in a high school education.Americans overwhe ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 11:01 am
  • Goodbye Cassini

    Saturn eclipsing the sun is an event, I’ve conceded, I’ll never see in person. But I have seen it in print. I would like to say thank you to the engin ...
    Sept. 22, 2017 - 9:26 am
  • There just has to be a solution

    Unless you’re from my generation or the parent of someone growing up in the 60s or 70s, you probably won’t get the reference. But every single time I ...
    Sept. 22, 2017 - 9:26 am
  • The day will come

    Is there anything worse than getting a new driver’s license photo taken?I remember the days when I w ...
    Sept. 15, 2017 - 9:02 am
  • When Irma gets personal

    Matlacha is a town you’d see on the back of a postcard. The tiny Florida town is on a barrier island off the state’s gulf coast. The entrance to the l ...
    Sept. 15, 2017 - 9:38 am
  • Class president

    It happened in a class four or five years ahead of me in school. The senior class had a gang of boys more interested in shenanigans than anything seri ...
    Sept. 13, 2017 - 10:06 am
  • It’s just a thought

    So as I was driving to work this morning, I actually paid attention to myself. I know that sounds odd, but as I was going through my daily rundown in ...
    Sept. 7, 2017 - 2:46 pm
  • Back to School

    With a teacher in the family, our household typically goes through a bit of a transition around this time of the year.
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 12:30 pm
  • A side of cheese dip with your marriage proposal?

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Feb. 17, 2017There is nothing like a soft pretzel. I ...
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 12:31 pm
  • Pugel brings success to DMACC

    I am writing to support the re-election of Joe Pugel to the DMACC Board of Directors.I am the Presid ...
    Aug. 30, 2017 - 12:16 pm
  • Colfax over Mingo?

    Regarding the recent article concerning what to do with the Mingo Middle School building. Letting it go with little or no oversight (ergo the “flood” ...
    Aug. 30, 2017 - 12:16 pm
  • Marilyn Ferne Schmitt

    Marilyn Ferne Schmitt, 85, formerly of Colfax, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at Fountain West Care Center in Des Moines. A memorial service will be at ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 10:58 am
  • Gary Pyle

    Gary Pyle, 85, of Baxter, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at Accura Healthcare of Baxter. A private family burial will be at Restland Cemetery in Baxter, ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 11:46 am
  • Gordon L. Shissler

    Gordon L. Shissler was born Nov. 25, 1929, in Colfax. Gordon died after a short illness Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Marion, at the age of 87. He was pre ...
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 12:41 pm
  • Ty Eugene Carlson

    Ty Eugene Carlson, 19, of Colfax, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. A funeral service was Friday, Aug. 18 at the Colfax Mingo HighSchool with burial at McK ...
    Aug. 23, 2017 - 1:41 pm
  • Cory Warrick

    Cory Warrick, 62, of Valeria, died Aug. 4, 2017, at Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life in ...
    Aug. 23, 2017 - 1:33 pm
  • Harry Leroy Jess June 22, 2016 Patsy Jess

    Harry Leroy Jess, 86, of Webster City and formerly of Baxter, died Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Crestview Nursing and Rehab in Webster City. Patsy Jes ...
    Aug. 23, 2017 - 1:32 pm
  • Orvil Eugene Williams

    Orvil Eugene Williams died peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, surrounded by his family. A funeral service was Saturday, Aug. 19 at Coburn Funeral Ho ...
    Aug. 23, 2017 - 1:31 pm
  • Cory R. Warrick

    Cory R. Warrick, 62, of Valeria died Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. Cory was cremated and a celebration of life service wi ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 11:38 am
  • Mark V. Kaldenberg

    Mark V. Kaldenberg, brother, son, brother-in-law and uncle, died July 29, 2017.Mark was born in Char ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 11:38 am
  • Lorna J. Sage

    Lorna J. Sage, 89, of Colfax, died Sunday, July 30, 2017, at Mitchell Village Care Center. Lorna requested no services and will be cremated.áA memoria ...
    Aug. 2, 2017 - 1:38 pm

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