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  • Grant to help improve Mingo library

    MINGO — Mingo has been awarded a grant for $3,220, which would help the city feature a new library, according to a news release from the Iowa Departme ...
    June 3, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Rock n’ Roll City

    The Iowa Cool Change Band rocks the patio May 27 at Cadillac Jack’s in Baxter during the bar’s weekly Bike Night. Harley Davidson’s, Shadows and Goldw ...
    June 3, 2015 - 12:26 pm
  • Baxter awaits civil suit decision in wastewater treatment dispute

    BAXTER — An Iowa Fifth District Court Judge will soon decide if the City of Baxter is entitled to more than $900,000 in damages from a Ft. Dodge-based ...
    June 3, 2015 - 12:26 pm
  • Baxter pride displayed at Skiff

    NEWTON – Skiff Medical Center in Newton accepts patients from towns all over the county, but as far as volunteering goes, the City of Baxter is well r ...
    June 3, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • Confirmed at Bethany UCC

    Pentecost is the birthday of the church and a time for new members. The newest members, recently confirmed at Baxter Bethany UCC are Abbey Shepley, Br ...
    June 3, 2015 - 12:37 pm
  • Competes at national pageant

    Avah Skaggs, left, competed in the National American Miss pageant May 2-3. She came home with a trophy, two red ribbons and made many new friends.
    June 3, 2015 - 12:38 pm
  • Academic Achievement

    Grand View UniversityKayla Hartgers of Colfax, graduated magna cum laude from Grand View University. ...
    June 3, 2015 - 12:11 pm
  • C-M Special Education Service notice

    The Colfax-Mingo School District is currently working on reviewing its current Special Education Delivery System for its entire system. The district i ...
    June 3, 2015 - 12:12 pm
  • Sesquicentennial meeting

    The Colfax Sesquicentennial meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. June 11 at the library. Everyone is encouraged to attend and share your ideas.
    June 3, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • C-M soccer registration

    Colfax-Mingo Fall Youth Soccer registration forms and information can be found at www.colfax­mingoyouthsoccer.weebly.com. The deadline for fall regist ...
    June 3, 2015 - 12:09 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
  • Mary Louise Roberts

    Mary Louise Roberts, 87, of Prairie City, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Courtyard Estates in Pleasant Hill. A funeral service was Friday, May 29 at t ...
    June 3, 2015 - 12:36 pm
  • Edith M. Morrow

    Edith M. Morrow, 91, of Colfax, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A funeral service was Saturday, May 30 at the Howard ...
    June 3, 2015 - 12:11 pm
  • Leonard Jabaai

    Leonard Jabaai, 92, of Colfax, died Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A funeral service was Wednesday, June 3 at First Reform ...
    June 3, 2015 - 12:36 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

    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