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  • Back to School

    Baxter students jump off the school bus and look for their friends Tuesday morning as they prepare for the first day of the 2016-17 school y ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:52 pm
  • Blue Ribbon Service

    DES MONIES — A cool rain may have kicked off day one of this year’s Iowa State Fair, but that couldn’t stop people behind the scenes who mak ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:54 pm
  • Boys State

    KC Huffman, 17, of Mingo, was chosen by Jones-Willis American Legion Post 175 in Colfax as its representative at 2017 American Legion “Hawke ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:55 pm
  • Winners at the Iowa State Fair

    MHW Farms of Colfax, placed fourth in the Fall Ram Lamb, third in February Ram Lamb, third in Pair of Ram Lambs, sixth in Yearling Ewe, fift ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:57 pm
  • Colfax native producing mural for state fair

    DES MOINES — When Karen Doty was a child, growing up in Colfax, going to the Iowa State Fair was a time to marvel and stare in awe at the ar ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 11:52 am
  • Alexander the Great

    Katie and Ryan Buck’s baby son Alex has a nickname. Alexander the Great is like many other 8-month-olds. He laughs and loves to play on the ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 11:56 am
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  • Tractor playground set planned for Baxter park

    BAXTER — A new playground set is going to make its way to the Baxter Childrens Park soon, and the design should draw a few eyes as it will take on the ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:50 pm
  • City of Baxter purchases trailer park property

    BAXTER — In a special meeting Monday night, the City of Baxter purchased nearly 2.5 acres of property of what was formerly the town’s trailer park in ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:49 pm
  • Colfax veterans plan for partial installation of memorial

    COLFAX — Committee members are looking to get the ball rolling on the construction phase of Colfax’s veterans memorial in Mineral Springs Park.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:51 pm
  • Blue Ribbon Service

    DES MONIES — A cool rain may have kicked off day one of this year’s Iowa State Fair, but that couldn’t stop people behind the scenes who make the famo ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:54 pm
  • Back to School

    Baxter students jump off the school bus and look for their friends Tuesday morning as they prepare for the first day of the 2016-17 school year. Colfa ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:52 pm
  • Boys State

    KC Huffman, 17, of Mingo, was chosen by Jones-Willis American Legion Post 175 in Colfax as its representative at 2017 American Legion “Hawkeye” Boys S ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:55 pm
  • Winners at the Iowa State Fair

    MHW Farms of Colfax, placed fourth in the Fall Ram Lamb, third in February Ram Lamb, third in Pair of Ram Lambs, sixth in Yearling Ewe, fifth in Shorn ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:57 pm
  • Mingo man sentenced to 20 years for abusing two children

    A Mingo man accused of inappropriately touching two children on multiple occasions between 2009 and 2015 has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:23 pm
  • Bethany Church Ice Cream Social and Music in the Park

    Bethany Church, 1 mile east of Baxter at 5627 N. 95th Ave. W., is hosting an ice cream social along with music in the park beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sund ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:20 pm
  • Discovery Hike at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge

    Join volunteer naturalists at 10 a.m. Saturday for a Nature Discovery Walk along the half mile, paved Overlook Trail loop at Neal Smith National Wildl ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:20 pm
  • Just think about it

    Do you have any idea how difficult it is to watch your loved one get dressed for work every day when there is a target on his back? To wear a bullet p ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:21 pm
  • Baxter Community School District to vote on continuation of Physical Plant and Equipment Levy

    On September 13, 2016, the Baxter Community School District will be asking voters to extend the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL). In this arti ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:20 pm
  • Our first day

    Tuesday is a big day. My baby is going to kindergarten.I really thought I was ready. There are so ma ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:22 pm
  • Nifty 50 class reunion

    Fifty of anything is worthy of pause, celebration and reminiscence. So it was with my 50th high school class reunion. We met, we talked, we ate, all o ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:20 pm
  • An apple for Iowa teachers

    It’s back to school season.Some parents may be relieved that the summer is drawing to an end and the ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:20 pm
  • A life without convenience

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Aug. 13, 2015The last thing anyone wants is for the ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 11:24 am
  • Don’t play with gun safety

    By the time I was 10 years old, my father made sure I knew how to safely handle a firearm.I grew up ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 11:57 am
  • The Life of Gary

    Fourty-eight years ago today, Aug. 17, 1968, an armored personnel carrier made its way through the Binh Dinh province of Vietnam. Like most Army squad ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 11:58 am
  • Life is great at 68

    I just turned 68. And I must say, life is great! Ginnie and I are building a huge addition onto our house. It will give us three more garage spaces, t ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • What have I created?

    Most parents are familiar with those times you’re so proud of your kids, you just fill with pride. Maybe a teacher tells you about an act of kindness ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 9:53 am
  • 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
  • Missing flag in Colfax

    To whoever borrowed the POW/MIA flag from the pole at the river bridge. That flag represents many people. I will see to it that you will get a POW/MIA ...
    July 13, 2016 - 12:13 pm
  • Drop failed education theories

    The May meeting agenda of the state board of education included how to understand the changes to education made by Congressional revision of No Child ...
    July 13, 2016 - 12:13 pm
  • Colfax church history

    To the editor:I see by last week’s Jasper County Tribune that Howard Street Christian Church gets a ...
    June 29, 2016 - 11:40 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
  • Judy Kay Floss

    Judy Kay Floss, 72, of Baxter, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at Altoona Nursing and Rehab. A funeral service was Tuesday, Aug. 23 at the First Lutheran ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • Louise Mills

    Louise Mills, 93, of Baxter, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at Accura Healthcare Center in Baxter. A memorial services will at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • John Irving Holland

    John “Jack” Irving Holland, 79, of Prairie City, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at Newton Health Care in Newton. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Frid ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 10:15 am
  • Lucille M. Nelson

    Lucille M. (Bucklin) Nelson, 90, formerly of Baxter, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, at the Iowa Veteran’s Home in Marshalltown. A funeral service was Sat ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 10:15 am
  • Avis L. Brown

    Avis Lorraine Brown, 89, of Newton, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at Careage of Newton. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 at Coburn ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 10:16 am
  • William D. Harsha

    William “Bill” D. Harsha, 82, of Baxter, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at his home in Baxter. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12 at th ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 10:16 am
  • Mary Ann Sliger

    Mary Ann Sliger, 68, of Syracuse, Neb., died July 30, 2016, at the Syracuse Community Memorial Hospital. She was born May 27, 1948, in Mingo, to Paul ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 12:41 pm
  • Florence Maree Verrips

    Florence Maree Verrips was born May 31, 1919, near Lynnville, the daughter of Robert and Nora (Sullivan) Conn. She was the seventh child of 13 sibling ...
    July 20, 2016 - 1:16 pm
  • Frances Hardenburgh

    Frances June (Townsend) Hardenburgh, 99, of Cody, Wyo., formerly of Newton, died Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at the West Park Long Term Care Center in Cod ...
    July 13, 2016 - 12:47 pm