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  • C-M Preschoolers share gratitudes

    Colfax-Mingo Preschools had their re-enactment of the first Thanksgiving on Nov. 22. Students enjoyed the Thanksgiving feast they helped to ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:58 pm
  • Ranked Cubs hand CMB girls first loss

    MAXWELL — Nevada is one of those programs which can defeat its opponent before the opening tip even takes place.The Cubs won the Class 3A st ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:59 pm
  • In honor of the fallen

    A relay group called “The Things They Carry,” aimed at promoting awareness of military veteran suicide, marched from Memorial Stadium in Lin ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 1:12 pm
  • Hundreds come to courthouse square for lights, parade

    Only 20 minutes into the chili cookoff that was a part of Friday’s Jasper County Courthouse Lighting ceremony, the cooks were already scrapi ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 1:03 pm
  • Bakken Pipeline 100 percent in the ground in Iowa

    Dakota Access, LLC is reporting that primary construction of the 343-mile Iowa stretch of the Bakken pipeline is complete, in the ground and ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 1:05 pm
  • Two arrested in high speed I-80 chase

    Two suspects are in custody after a high-speed pursuit, which began in Poweshiek County and involved multiple law enforcement agencies, ende ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 1:16 pm
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  • One injured, toddlers unharmed in car rollover near Colfax

    COLFAX — A single-car rollover accident Saturday morning west of Colfax, sent one person to the hospital, but the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office repor ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 1:27 pm
  • Consider an Iowa grown Christmas tree this holiday season

    DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey encourages Iowans to consider choosing a fresh, Iowa grown Christmas tree to decorate their ho ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 6:44 am
  • Thanksgiving Food Safety

    Whether you’re the go-to grandma who always hosts Thanksgiving dinner or the first-time novice, preparing a holiday meal is an undertaking that requir ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Area blood drives

    • Baxter Community Blood Drive will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30 at the Baxter Community School, 202 E. State St. Schedule a blood donation ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Federal refunds delayed to Feb. 15 for Iowa taxpayers claiming tax credits

    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded Iowa taxpayers who claim the Earned Income Tax Credit or Additional Child Tax Credit to plan ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 4:04 pm
  • Club Notes

    American Legion AuxiliaryThe Mingo American Legion Auxiliary #534 met at the community center Nov. 1 ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Baxter Community Thanksgiving Dinner

    Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks for all which we are blessed. The annual Baxter Community Thank ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • ISP reminds drivers of holiday safety

    The Iowa State Patrol has a few reminders for drivers with Thanksgiving upon us. Both you and your vehicle should be prepared for the holiday trip.
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • Prairie Learning Center Sunday closure

    The Prairie Learning Center at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge will be closed Sundays for the months of December, January and February beginni ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Renew registrations for ATVs, ORVs and snowmobiles before Dec. 31

    Owners of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), off-road utility vehicles (ORVs) or off road motorcycles (ORMs) and snowmobiles registered with the Iowa DNR wi ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Caramel-coated Election Day

    When I go to cast my ballot on Election Day, I think of caramel corn. I swear, when I walk into that voting booth I can smell those sweet and salty pu ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • When will I learn?

    As I was brushing my teeth this morning, I scolded myself for trying to save a few bucks by replacing my “name brand” battery-operated toothbrush with ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Stricken with West Nile

    Randy Stroud of Mt. Pleasant, is a large man, well over 6 feet tall. He used to weigh about 270 pounds. He is also a well-known business owner in Mt. ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 10:58 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
  • Let's all go to the lobby

    Editor's note: This column was orginally published March 31, 2016.At the time of my first trip to th ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 1:28 pm
  • Honest man

    It was late Saturday night, or late for us, anyway—10 p.m. Ginnie and I were returning home from a busy fall day of getting the stink blown off us. I ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 1:28 pm
  • ‘So long, and thanks for all the fish’

    This week I say goodbye to a young colleague with whom I’ve worked side by side for nearly two years.
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • Just think about it

    Editors’ Note: This column originally published Aug. 19, 2016Do you have any idea how difficult it i ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • Fiddl’n Granny

    I must say, a truck load of people showed up for our housewarming/open house. We told the caterer to prepare enough food for 100 people, and at least ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 11:26 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
  • Halloween Walk a big success

    A big thank you for donations given to the Halloween Walk from Lafemme Club, Aretta Franz and Kathryn Gullion. Thanks to all the businesses and clubs ...
    Nov. 2, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Payton will tackle tax reform

    I’m writing to express my support for Patrick Payton in the race for Iowa House District 29 in Jasper County. As a small business owner, I have person ...
    Nov. 2, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Heartsill supports public schools

    While countless hours have been spent focusing on the presidential race, our voting decisions regarding our local elected officials affect our day-to- ...
    Nov. 2, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Pledges to engage, listen

    As we approach Election Day, it is important to learn about all the candidates and make informed decisions. As the Democratic nominee for Iowa House D ...
    Nov. 2, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Payton supports Second Amendment

    Patrick Payton holds my respect with regard to the Second Amendment. You’ll hear other candidates tell you things like “I believe in the Second Amendm ...
    Nov. 2, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Hunt hurts Quarry Springs sanctuary

    To whom it may concern:     It has recently been brought to my attention that on two different occas ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 9:48 am
  • Protesters aren’t arsonists

    Once again, it’s been insinuated that “protestors” of the Bakken pipeline are responsible for fires allegedly set to Dakota Access equipment in Jasper ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 9:48 am
  • Breckenridge engaged in community

    As an active young professional who donates my time, energy and talents to many different community organizations, I have a ton of respect and admirat ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 9:47 am
  • Duane Howard Waskow

    Duane Waskow, 74, of Valley View, Texas, formerly of Baxter, died Aug. 20, 2016 in Denton, Texas. A Committal and Celebration of Life Service will be ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • Shirley Eikstadt

    Shirley Eikstadt, 88, of Colfax, died Nov. 3, 2016. She was born Sept. 11, 1928, to Roland and Viola Johnson in Rockford, Ill. She graduated from East ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 2:06 pm
  • Yun Hui Goldsmith

    Yun Hui Goldsmith died Oct. 29, 2016, at her home in Colfax. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax. M ...
    Nov. 2, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • Tony Gilkison

    Tony Gilkison, 37, of Colfax, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, at his home. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Newton Baptis ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 9:44 am
  • Dorothy Margaret Reed

    Dorothy Margaret Reed, 94, of Colfax, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 9:43 am
  • Hedwig Barker

    Hedwig “Hedy” Barker, 89, of Colfax, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at Park Centre in Newton. A graveside funeral service will at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 9:41 am
  • Harry Sage

    Harry Sage, 89, of Colfax, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A celebration of Harry’s life will be from 3 to 5 p.m. ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 1:41 pm
  • Darlene Mary DeGraff

    Darlene Mary DeGraff, a farmer’s wife for more than 50 years, died on a beautiful fall harvest day, Oct. 3, 2016, at the age of 89. She was preceded i ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 2:47 pm
  • 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

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