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  • Window to apply for college financial aid opens Oct. 1

    The window to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for the 2017-18 school year opens Saturday, Oct. 1, earlier than in past years. Iowa C ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 1:48 pm
  • Rabies Awareness Day

    Jasper County Health Department is promoting Rabies Awareness Day Sept. 28.“We see this as an opport ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 1:48 pm
  • Club Notes

    Colfax Historical SocietyThe Sept. 19 meeting of the Colfax Historical Society was called to order a ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 1:48 pm
  • Nature Tots at Neal Smith NWR

    Children ages 3-5 are invited to bring their favorite adult and join a Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge naturalist from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturda ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:25 pm
  • Pancake Breakfast Saturday

    The Colfax Senior Center will host a free-will offering breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday. The menu will include pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, bis ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 1:37 pm
  • Fundraiser in Mitchellville Sunday

    The public is invited to attend a comedy magic show at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mitchellville Community Center, 120 Second St. NE.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 1:38 pm
  • Colfax-Mingo Blood Drive Oct. 1

    Colfax and Mingo Communities Blood Drive will be from 7:15 to 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Colfax-Mingo Elementary School Community Room, 20 W. ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 1:37 pm
  • Property and mobile home taxes due

    Jasper County Treasurer Doug Bishop reminds Jasper County residents the first half property tax and mobile home taxes are due and need to be paid on o ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 1:36 pm
  • Baxter police ask for public’s help in dog attack

    BAXTER — The Baxter Police Department is asking the public for help in identifying the owner of a dog which bit and injured a 9-month-old boy on Sept. ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 1:34 pm
  • Sacred Celebration

    MINGO — During a two-hour long ceremony at Sams Cemetery on Saturday, wind chimes provided a constant sound for visitors who gathered to honor Iowa’s ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 1:23 pm
  • Let’s not keep the joy for ourselves

    What is more precious than a children’s hand-bell choir ringing and sing “I’ve Got the Joy” on a Sunday morning?
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 1:46 pm
  • Living off grid

    Before we ate, I helped Zach catch a marauding piglet that had escaped from its pen beside the house. Zach had separated the piglet from its mama and ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 1:46 pm
  • What’s that you say?

    The other day, hubby and I were talking and the word “fisticuffs” was used during the conversation. My 25-year-old girl-child was stymied.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 1:46 pm
  • Action and Reaction

    Full confession from a science geek — I never took physics in high school or college. Every time it came up on the class registration forms I avoided ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Fight, fight, fight for Iowa

    I have been to a lot of Iowa vs. Iowa State football games. I got season tickets my freshman year of college and have been a season ticket holder ever ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Pleasing to the palate

    While it’s always a shame to see the demise of any local business, the Sept. 15 front page announcement story, “Return to Form,” is pleasing to my pal ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Two books

    Here are two books, both by female authors, and both, I’ll tell you before hand, I’m awarding the coveted Empty Nest 10. By and large, I find female a ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Iowa is being out-educated

    I requested a report from the Iowa Department of Education from its website. I wanted a breakdown of student numbers by general categories of reasons ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Buddy celebrates National Dog Day

    Social media was full of dog pictures, cute little fluffy doggies doing tricks, and big slobbery mongrels asleep in playpens with babies. It was Natio ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 2:34 pm
  • My campus tour

    Game day in Iowa City is like no other experience I’ve had in my life. The energy and enthusiasm of the students and the pride exhibited by the young ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 2:25 pm
  • Putting a hold on our children’s education

    How many know that Iowa has put a hold on the improvement of student proficiency standards? Not only is there a hold on improvement, but two different ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 9:52 am
  • Take civil action against pipeline

    I was disappointed to read in the Newton Daily News that arson is suspected in the burning of Dakota Access equipment — in use to install the Bakken P ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 11:29 am
  • Janice Mae Rawlins

    Janice Mae Rawlins, 77, of Colfax, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in her home. A graveside funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3 at McKee ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 3:03 pm
  • Dorothy I. Marshall

    Dorothy I. Marshall, 86, formerly of Newton, Mingo and Monroe, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral servic ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 2:58 pm
  • Sylvia N. Poage

    Sylvia Naomi Poage, 89, of Baxter, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at the Acura Health Care Center of Baxter.
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 12:46 pm
  • Jack Dwayne Warrick

    Kenneth and Iris (Parks) Warrick welcomed Jack Dwayne Warrick into this world April 1, 1949. They were there to welcome him into Heaven Sept. 11, 2016 ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 12:43 pm
  • Robert Lawton

    Robert “Bob” Lawton, 59, of Olathe, Kan., died Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, at Kansas City Hospice House. Bob was born Sept. 19, 1956, in Newton. He moved t ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 12:44 pm
  • Gary Timmons

    Gary Timmons, 80, of Prairie City, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, at Nelson Manor in Newton. A funeral service was Saturday, Sept. 10 at Coburn Funera ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 12:45 pm
  • Sharon Kay Deaton

    Sharon Kay Deaton, 75, of Mingo, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at Kavanagh on 56th Hospice. Memorial services will be Wednesday, Sept. 7 at the Mingo Un ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 12:10 pm
  • Mark W. Guy

    Mark William Guy, 67, of Mitchellville, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral service was Monday, Aug. 29 at ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 12:22 pm
  • Mable Swanson Stanek

    Mable Swanson Stanek, 99, a 1935 graduate of Colfax High School, died Aug. 14, 2016 at a Madison, Wis., care facility. She would have been 100 years o ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • John A. Weirick

    John A. Weirick, 90, of Colfax, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in Des Moines. The funeral was Monday, Aug. 22 at the Colfax United Methodist Church. B ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 1:15 am

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