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  • CMB’s Fullerton, McFadden finish 5-0 at BCLUW

    CONRAD — Collins-Maxwell/Baxter sophomore Caleb Fullerton spent a total of 4 minutes, 23 seconds on the mat during his five matches at the BCLUW dual ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:13 am
  • Tigerhawk girls fall twice in SICL play

    COLFAX — Dakota Hostetter scored four points, grabbed six rebounds, blocked three shots and collected three steals, but points were hard to come by fo ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:11 am
  • Raider girls lose twice to ranked foes

    COLO — Collins-Maxwell/Baxter junior Brianda Bane finished with 10 rebounds and nine assists, but the Raider girls basketball team fell behind early a ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:06 am
  • Raider boys fall twice

    COLO — The Collins-Maxwell/Baxter boys basketball stayed within striking distance of Colo-NESCO for the first three quarters during a non-conference r ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:07 am
  • C-M’s Fitch claims title at PCM

    MONROE — Colfax-Mingo sophomore Cauy Fitch knew he was going to get a chance to make a big splash among high school wrestling fanatics at the PCM Invi ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Tigerhawk boys keeps win streak intact with two more victories

    COLFAX — Colfax-Mingo junior Jarod Nichols recorded his fourth straight double-double and set a new school record with 23 rebounds on Jan. 6 as the Ti ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:03 am
  • C-M boys gain momentum heading to break

    NORTH ENGLISH — Colfax-Mingo junior Jarod Nichols appears to be completely back from an early-season ankle injury.
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • CMB hoops splits two with South Hamilton

    BAXTER — A quick start left no doubt for the Collins-Maxwell/Baxter girls basketball team against winless South Hamilton on Dec. 20 during Heart of Io ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • C-M girls lose two in South Iowa Cedar League play

    NORTH ENGLISH — Another slow start doomed the Colfax-Mingo girls basketball team on Dec. 22 during a South Iowa Cedar League loss to English Valleys o ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Raider grapplers lose twice at South Hamilton

    JEWELL — Senior Archer McFadden and sophomores Caleb Fullerton and Austin Good all finished 2-0 on the night, but too many forfeits doomed the Collins ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • It takes a pack rat

    Jess Richards never throws anything away. Wood scraps, old window frames, cardboard, what-have-you, all go into the you-never-know-when-you’re-going-t ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • We owe it to our seniors

    Editor’s note: This column originally published April 21, 2016Last weekend we were doing a little ga ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • The ideas just keep coming

    I’ve finally come to the conclusion, my body can’t keep up with my ideas.My daughter Avery and her f ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • It’s all in the follow-through

    Editors note: This column originally published Jan. 8, 2016.This may come as no surprise, but let me ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 9:00 am
  • Should we reduce courtship to 140 characters?

    Editor’s note: This column originally published April 14, 2016.I recently realized I’m becoming what ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 9:00 am
  • Iowa kids need better phonics, not memorization

    Iowa educators cannot explain why reading assessments are not improving (as more states pass us by). The assessments are written outside of Iowa becau ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 8:59 am
  • New Year

    2017 will be keen! I plan on eating pork and cabbage on New Year’s Day to ensure good luck in the coming year. My old friend, Harold Sammons, told me ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 8:59 am
  • Do you hear what I hear?

    Forgive my ‘humbug’ attitude, but I’m going to blurt something out here ... some people simply shouldn’t be singing Christmas songs and some Christmas ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Mental health in Iowa is fragmented, costly

    When mental health issues become visible, it often happens explosively and tragically. The shootings at Newtown and Virginia Tech, along with countles ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Three Christmas Tales

    Here are three Christmas tales from the annals of the Swarm family. I’ve written about each one separately before. For the sake of brevity, I’ll combi ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Iowa kids need better phonics, not memorization

    Iowa educators cannot explain why reading assessments are not improving (as more states pass us by). The assessments are written outside of Iowa becau ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 8:59 am
  • Media, politicos have it wrong

    In a manner identical to the way the media and political theories completely failed to understand the depth of resentment in the country to current po ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 9:51 am
  • Thanks for the memories

    Dana King’s column “Just out for a Ride,” brought back memories of my childhood rides. Four other siblings and I sat in the back seat and the two youn ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Just out for a ride

    When I was a kid, we’d go for rides.My parents would load my brother, sister and me in the car and o ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 1:28 pm
  • Baxter Police 2016 calls for service summary

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    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:06 am
  • Crime Beat

    Colfax Police DepartmentStephanie S. Howell, 27, of Colfax, was arrested and charged with domestic a ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:06 am
  • David J. Miller

    David J. Miller, 76, of Newton, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A memorial service was held Jan. 5 at the Wallace Family ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • Helen Mae Cushatt Faidley

    Helen Mae Cushatt Faidley, 92, of Prairie City, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at her home. A funeral service was Tuesday, January 10 at Coburn Funeral Ho ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • David D. Deaton

    David D. DeatonDavid Duane Deaton, 77, of Baxter, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at Mercy Hospice of ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 8:57 am
  • Janet Elizabeth (Trusler) Matthews

    Janet Elizabeth (Trusler) Matthews was born Jan. 28, 1919, in Sherman Township, Jasper County, to William Henry Trusler and Janet Elizabeth (Leonard) ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 8:56 am
  • Gwendolyn LaVonne Spearing

    Gwendolyn “Gwen” LaVonne (Huffaker) Spearing, 84, of Baxter, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at Baxter Healthcare Center. A visitation took place Tuesd ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Dixie Ann Watson

    Dixie Ann Watson, 80, of Colfax, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, D ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Virgil Henry Saak

    Virgil Henry Saak, 96, of Baxter, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at Baxter Health Care Center in Baxter. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Elna Mae De Jong

    Elna Mae De Jong, 80, of Baxter, died surrounded by her loving family Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A memorial service was ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 10:52 am

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