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  • Homeland

    The following is part I of an occasional series exploring the major issues facing Iowa landowners and economic stakeholders in Texas-based Energy Tran ...
    July 2, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Parade entries needed

    Entries for the Jasper County 4-H and FFA Parade are needed. The parade will be at 7 p.m., Monday, July 20 in Colfax. Everyone is welcome to participa ...
    July 6, 2015 - 4:49 pm
  • Colfax-Mingo board narrows interim superintendent search

    COLFAX — The Colfax-Mingo Community School District Board of Education voted 4-0 during a special session Tuesday night to hold interviews July 7 for ...
    July 1, 2015 - 12:44 pm
  • ‘Perk up the Park’

    MINGO — Summer in small-town Iowa is a time for sweet corn, kids at play and town-wide festivals. This year’s Mingo Days, held Saturday, had everythin ...
    July 1, 2015 - 12:46 pm
  • Colfax Class of 1969

    Twelve classmates and guests of the Colfax Class of 1969 gathered at Georgioz for lunch and reminiscing June 13. They enjoyed looking at pictures from ...
    July 1, 2015 - 12:47 pm
  • ISU department: Landowner should know their rights

    As Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners continues to contact Iowa landowners in the 18 counties potentially affected by the construction of the Dakota ...
    July 1, 2015 - 12:11 pm
  • Blood drive is July 16

    The Baxter Community Blood Drive is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 16 at City Hall, 203 S. Main St.
    July 6, 2015 - 4:28 pm
  • Club Notes

    Baxter Ever Ready ClubThe ladies of the Baxter Ever Ready Club met Wednesday, June 17. The meeting w ...
    July 1, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • JC Democrats to meet

    Jasper County Democratic Central Committee will meet at 7 p.m. July 9 at Park Centre in Newton, in the Garden Room. Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malle ...
    July 1, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • OWLS to host “Backyard Beekeeping” program

    Jasper County Conservation Board will host an Older, Wiser, Livelier Seniors program at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 8 at the Jasper County Armory/Annex Bu ...
    July 1, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • Two sides to every story

    In regards to the monstrous article about a young Colfax man last week. As a small community, everyo ...
    June 17, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • The great outdoors

    When hubby and I have a weekend off together — which only happens every five weeks or so — we like to try to get some camping in.
    June 10, 2015 - 1:03 pm
  • Patriot games are no fun

    When an elected, representative government no longer trusts its every-day constituents, it replaces confidence with paranoia. When the controversial U ...
    June 10, 2015 - 1:03 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
  • Dorothy Christianson

    Dorothy Christianson, 80, of Lake Mills, died peacefully surrounded by family Tuesday, June 23, 2015, after a short battle with cancer and complicatio ...
    July 1, 2015 - 12:46 pm
  • Norman R. Ringgenberg

    A celebration of life for Norman Ringgenberg was Monday, June 29 at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton. In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to ...
    July 1, 2015 - 12:47 pm
  • Crime beat

    Colfax Police Department• Benjamin H. Withers, 57, of Colfax, was arrested and charged with two coun ...
    July 1, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • Pamela Kay Smith

    Pamela Kay Smith, 58, of Newton, died Sunday, June 28, 2015, at her home in Newton. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 2, at the H ...
    July 1, 2015 - 12:11 pm
  • Anita Ann Dutton

    Anita Ann Dutton, 78, of Colfax, died Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. A memorial service was Saturday, June 20 at t ...
    June 24, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Marjorie M. Kinch

    Marjorie M. “Bunny” Kinch, 91, of Bellevue, Neb., died June 8, 2015.Bunny was born in Baxter, Oct. 2 ...
    June 17, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Crime beat

    Colfax Police Department• Robert A. Brindle, 21, of Colfax, was charged with driving while license b ...
    June 17, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Bill Harmison

    Bill Harmison, 83, of Prairie City, died Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Mitchell Village Care Center in Mitchellville. A funeral service was Monday at Cob ...
    June 10, 2015 - 1:20 pm
  • Betty Jean Tiffany

    Betty Jean Tiffany, 92, of Mingo, died Monday, June 1, 2015, at West View Care Center in Indianola. A funeral service was June 5 at the Mingo United M ...
    June 10, 2015 - 1:20 pm
  • Donald L. Yoakum

    Donald “Don” L. Yoakum, 66, of Newton, died Monday, June 8, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. ...
    June 10, 2015 - 1:22 pm
  • Crime beat

    Colfax Police Department• Benjamin H. Withers, 57, of Colfax, was arrested and charged with two coun ...
    July 1, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • Crime beat

    Colfax Police Department• Robert A. Brindle, 21, of Colfax, was charged with driving while license b ...
    June 17, 2015 - 12:00 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