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  • Pollinator Party for Kids

    Celebrate National Pollinator Week by joining staff at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge for a pollinator program at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The pro ...
    June 21, 2017 - 9:42 am
  • County Republicans to meet Monday

    The June meeting of the Jasper County Republican Central Committee will be at 7 p.m. Monday, June 26 at Fore Seasons Golf Center, 6233 Highway S74 S., ...
    June 21, 2017 - 9:41 am
  • Kids and Calves show Sunday at JC Fairgrounds

    The Jasper County Cattlemen are hosting a Kids and Calves Fun Show at 6 p.m., Sunday at the Jasper County Fairgrounds in Colfax. Kids ages 2-14 are we ...
    June 21, 2017 - 9:42 am
  • Academic Achievement

    Iowa State UniversityLocal students graduating from Iowa State University following spring semester ...
    June 21, 2017 - 9:41 am
  • Build a Better World

    The Colfax Public Library is once again offering a summer reading program.All shows will be at the C ...
    June 21, 2017 - 9:41 am
  • NARA Field Day this weekend in Newton

    Newton Amateur Radio Association Inc. will be participating in Field Day again this year from 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24 to noon. Sunday, June 25 at the ...
    June 21, 2017 - 9:39 am
  • American Legion Post 175 officers

    The Colfax American Legion Post No. 175 met May 9. The following persons were elected to serve as of ...
    June 21, 2017 - 9:39 am
  • Club Notes

    Baxter Ever Ready ClubEleven members of the Baxter Ever Ready Club met at the community building at ...
    June 21, 2017 - 9:39 am
  • C-M announces second semester honor roll

    A Honor Roll Seventh grade — Grant Alexander, Coleman Craig, Kirsten Frier, Kyra Lester, Seth Martin ...
    June 21, 2017 - 9:25 am
  • Lowry joins law firm in Newton

    Jason Lowry has joined the law firm of Caldwell, Brierly, Chalupa & Nuzum, PLLC, in Newton.Lowry was ...
    June 21, 2017 - 9:32 am
  • It’s time to decide

    I always thought it was crazy for people to pay to listen to the radio in their car, and I’m not talking about pledging to your local NPR station. I m ...
    June 21, 2017 - 9:27 am
  • Coyotes

    In typical fashion, I had passed out early in my recliner. Ginnie woke me up to drag me off to bed. It was really late, going on 10 o’clock! I stumble ...
    June 21, 2017 - 9:25 am
  • Let’s not keep the joy for ourselves

    Editor’s Note: This column originally published Sept.. 22, 2016.What is more precious than a childre ...
    June 21, 2017 - 9:26 am
  • Trump didn’t ruin the media. Obama did

    There is a widespread perception among those on the right that President Trump’s myriad foibles, vagaries and outright prevarications are somehow just ...
    June 21, 2017 - 9:25 am
  • Try Haiti for a mission-trip vacation

    Wanna get out of yourself and do a little something for mankind and the world on your next vacation? Instead of the madcap, see-it-all, do-it-all trip ...
    June 14, 2017 - 9:26 am
  • Without a paddle

    When I was growing up, we spent a considerable amount of time in the water — from riding our bikes to the city swimming pool on a daily basis to boati ...
    June 14, 2017 - 9:27 am
  • Sometimes you have to mark it zero

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Jan. 28, 2016I am king of the 9-pin frame. That last ...
    June 14, 2017 - 9:26 am
  • Saving America’s great places

    I’m writing this from Yellowstone National Park. Established in 1872, this was our first National Park. The world’s first, in fact.
    June 7, 2017 - 8:46 am
  • Lenard Nimoy taught us much more than LLAP

    Editor's Note: This column originally ran March 5, 2015"I have been and always shall be your friend. ...
    June 7, 2017 - 8:46 am
  • You’re never too old to hunt a Sasquatch

    As I was indulging in an Oreo cookie the other evening, I caught myself twisting off the top of the cookie and eating the double-stuffed filling befor ...
    May 31, 2017 - 9:45 am
  • Memorization persists in Iowa schools

    The Iowa legislative session for this year is over, and some are bemoaning the low increase in school funding. According to the OECD, which administer ...
    May 3, 2017 - 10:41 am
  • No voter ID

    At our local legislative forum with Rep. Wes Breckenridge, I was dismayed to learn that there are so many deep budget cuts that will negatively affect ...
    April 19, 2017 - 11:21 am
  • Charles J. Hyke

    Charles J. Hyke, 88, of Waterloo, died Friday, June 16, 2017, at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo.
    June 21, 2017 - 9:31 am
  • Richard Craig Horton

    Richard Craig Horton, 75 of Colfax, died Sunday, June 18, 2017, at his home in Bondurant. There will be a visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2 ...
    June 21, 2017 - 9:31 am
  • Juanita Irene Rogers

    Juanita Irene Rogers, 92, died Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Visitation was Tuesday, June 20 at Coburn Funeral Home ...
    June 21, 2017 - 9:30 am
  • Gary Wayne Roberts

    Gary Wayne Roberts, 78, of Cedar Rapids, died Friday, June 2, 2017, at Heritage Nursing and Rehab Center after a short illness. A celebration of Gary’ ...
    June 21, 2017 - 9:30 am
  • Sandra Mae Nell

    Sandra Mae Nell, died Monday, June 12, 2017, at her home in Newton. Her immediate family gathered for a private service June 16 at Highland/Oak Hill C ...
    June 21, 2017 - 9:28 am
  • Mary Elizabeth Bailey

    Mary Elizabeth Bailey died peacefully May 24, 2017, in her home, just four days from what was to be her 93rd birthday. Mary Liz was born May 28, 1924, ...
    June 14, 2017 - 9:05 am
  • Steven Wayne Ratliff

    Steven Wayne Ratliff, 62, of Baxter, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at his home. A funeral service was held Tuesday, June 13 at Sacred Heart Catholic C ...
    June 14, 2017 - 9:06 am
  • Kevin Allen Gull

    Kevin Allen Gull, 49, of Colfax, died Thursday, June 1, 2017, at Accura of Newton East. A visitation was held Sunday, June 11 at the Wallace Family Fu ...
    June 14, 2017 - 9:04 am
  • Wilma N. Allspach

    Wilma N. Allspach, 90, of Baxter, went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, May 28, 2017. A visitation took place Monday, June 5 at the Baxter Evang ...
    June 7, 2017 - 9:11 am
  • Eldon Lind

    Eldon Lind, 86, died Friday, June 2, 2017. A visitation and a celebration of Eldon’s life will be at noon Saturday, June 10 at Ankeny Funeral Home. Vi ...
    June 7, 2017 - 9:11 am

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