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  • Up In The Air

    BAXTER — Tim Cloyd and his team positioned two fans on either side of his hot air balloon early Saturday morning at Ashton Wildwood Park nea ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:44 am
  • ¡Queremos Desayuno!

    COLFAX —When Juan and German Hernandez pick up a spatula and man the grill at Cocina Hernandez Mexican Restaurant in downtown Colfax these d ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • ‘Chappy’ gets his redemption

    SIGOURNEY — Staying on the mat for an entire season hasn’t always been easy for Colfax-Mingo’s Garrett Chapman.Chapman battled through being ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:33 pm
  • Tigerhawk boys rally from early deficit, down BGM

    BROOKLYN — Senior Colin Lourens had 18 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, senior Jared Myers scored a season-high 14 points and sophomore Jarod ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:34 pm
  • Offensive woes continue for CMB girls

    BAXTER — The offensive end of the floor continues to be a struggle for the Collins-Maxwell/Baxter girls’ basketball team. And injuries conti ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:36 pm
  • CMB boys can’t hold early lead at PCM

    MONROE — Collins-Maxwell/Baxter’s boys’ basketball team did all it could to stay with rival Prairie City-Monroe during Heart of Iowa Confere ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:37 pm
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  • Baxter PD top issue discussed at first budget workshop

    BAXTER — The Baxter City Council gathered for its first budget workshop Jan. 27 as it discussed future plans for the police department and reviewed sa ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:41 am
  • GSA club provides inclusive environment at Colfax-Mingo

    COLFAX — Prevention of bullying and harassment is the purpose of the new school-sponsored gay-straight alliance club at Colfax-Mingo Jr/Sr High School ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:35 am
  • Cruz, Clinton take Jasper County in Iowa Caucuses

    Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton were the big winners in Jasper County in Monday night’s Iowa Caucuses, which was mostly consistent with what went on stat ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:38 am
  • Up In The Air

    BAXTER — Tim Cloyd and his team positioned two fans on either side of his hot air balloon early Saturday morning at Ashton Wildwood Park near Baxter, ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:44 am
  • Foundation grant applications available

    The Jasper Community Foundation is announcing its request for grant proposals for 2016. The Foundation recently received its 2016 award allocation to ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • Colfax-Mingo Community School

    A Honor RollSeventh grade — Maggie Bosworth, Ayla Campbell, Riley Carroll, Elizabeth Collins, Alista ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:29 am
  • Academic Achievement

    University of Minnesota, MorrisJeremy O’Hara of Baxter, has been named to the University of Minnesot ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:29 am
  • Baxter Community School

    A Honor RollSixth grade — Kinley Bethards, Allison Colyn, Allyson PadgetSeventh grade — Olivia Aker, ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:29 am
  • KAH event Feb. 13

    On Feb. 13, the Jasper County Kids Against Hunger program will package food to be sent to feed families in parts of the world where there is a shortag ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • Club Notes

    Baxter Ever ReadyThe ladies of the Baxter Ever Ready Club met Dec. 12 for a potluck dinner at the co ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:25 am
  • Declutter to de-stress

    Have you heard about the tiny living movement? People choosing to “simplify” their lives by downsizing? Willingly choosing to live in an area averagin ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:11 am
  • Sometimes you have to mark it zero

    I am king of the 9-pin frame. That last pin just stares at me down the lane, sometimes centered and others hugging that back corner. It always keeps m ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • Human trafficking is modern day slavery

    Iowa is not immune to sex and labor human trafficking. Jasper County is at risk. It is time to work together to find solutions, enact protections and ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • State issues should take precedence

    I received a birthday card in the mail last week from our state representative Dan Kelley. Although it is always nice to receive a birthday card, I fo ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • Senate budget will expand middle class

    Expanding Iowa’s middle class and maintaining fiscal responsibility are key elements of the state budget proposed by Senate Democrats this week.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • Big upsets with a side of Iowa pride

    Last week Iowa officially became the state where No. 1 ranked teams come to lose. All three of the state’s public universities have beaten topped-rate ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Youth council has big agenda for legislative session

    Every four years Iowa becomes the political center of the nation due to our first in the nation caucuses. Between debates, rallies, potlucks and meet ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 10:08 am
  • IAHSAA announces new high school football districts

    The high school football playoff brackets are back.Thank goodness. Covering a high school football p ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 10:07 am
  • We can always agree to disagree

    President Obama said during his final State of the Union address Tuesday night that he has few regrets moving into the final year of his presidency wi ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 12:01 pm
  • Even grown-up girls just wanna have fun

    I’m a cautious person by nature — well, maybe it was environmental conditioning. When I was young, I grew up hearing “someone always sees everything y ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 12:02 pm
  • State issues should take precedence

    I received a birthday card in the mail last week from our state representative Dan Kelley. Although it is always nice to receive a birthday card, I fo ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • Questioning State Reps intentions

    I served 30 years in the United States Army which included a tour of duty in Afghanistan. I was annoyed after reading Rep. Dan Kelley’s recent letter ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 12:04 pm
  • When recognition is due

    A luncheon was held a Georgioz’ Pizza Dec. 31, 2015 in honor of Kathy Mathews’ early retirement of 18 years as Colfax city clerk.
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 12:04 pm
  • Not an accurate report

    Iowa has issued its first education report card, unfortunately using the low Iowa standard of 41st NPR rather than grade level 65th NPR, thus inflatin ...
    Jan. 6, 2016 - 11:55 am
  • Democrats well represented at mock caucus

    The people of Jasper County take the caucuses seriously, and it was no surprise to me to see so many Democrats come out last Thursday night to prepare ...
    Dec. 16, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Girls State shows American values

    To the editor:If you asked me to sum up my experience at Girls State in three words they would have ...
    Dec. 9, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Ronald Gene Thompson

    Ronald Gene Thompson, 72, of Colfax, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, J ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Arthur E. Beals

    Arthur E. Beals, 86, formerly of Colfax, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. A funeral service will be at 11 .m. Th ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Trula Lucille Fleener

    Trula Lucille (Lewis) Fleener, 88, of Colfax, died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at the Taylor House Hospice. The funeral service was Monday, Ja ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 12:36 pm
  • Crime beat

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Scott D. Underwood, 49, of Colfax, was arrested and charged with dom ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • Karen Marie Fisher

    Karen Marie Fisher, 73, of Windsor Heights, died Dec. 19, 2015, of kidney failure at Mercy West Lakes in West Des Moines.
    Jan. 6, 2016 - 12:11 pm
  • Ira Nichols, Jr.

    Ira Nichols, Jr., 79, of Rhodes, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at his home. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8 at the Wallace Family F ...
    Jan. 6, 2016 - 12:12 pm
  • Dorothy Carstens

    Dorothy Carstens (Fischer), 80, of Mesa, Ariz. died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 of an unexpected heart attack at Banner Baywood Medical Center. 
    Dec. 30, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • Wilbur G. “Bob” Bruxvoort

    Wilbur G. “Bob” Bruxvoort, 83, of Mitchellville, died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, at Mitchell Village Care Center in Mitchellville. Funeral services will ...
    Dec. 30, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • Forrest Maxwell

    Forrest “Frosty” Maxwell, 92, of Baxter, formerly of rural Collins, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at the Baxter Health Care Center in Baxter. A funeral ...
    Dec. 30, 2015 - 10:20 am
  • Darrel Allen Noe

    Darrel Allen Noe, 71, of Mingo died on Friday, December 25, 2015, at his home in Mingo. The family greeted friends from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 29 at ...
    Dec. 30, 2015 - 10:20 am
  • Crime beat

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Scott D. Underwood, 49, of Colfax, was arrested and charged with dom ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • Crime Beat

    Colfax Police Department• Paul B. Little, 48, of Waukee, was charged with interference with official ...
    Dec. 2, 2015 - 12:20 pm