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  • Jasper County celebrates Red Ribbon Week

    The Jasper County Health Department, Jasper County Substance Abuse Coalition and Youth Prevention Awareness invite the community to take a visible sta ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 2:15 pm
  • LIHEAP applications available to help pay winter heating bills

    DES MOINES – As winter approaches, MidAmerican Energy Company is reminding customers that applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Progr ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 2:16 pm
  • Author to visit Baxter Library

    The Baxter Library is hosting author Linda McCann at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24. McCann will be talking about Prohibition in Iowa. She has written sev ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 2:08 pm
  • UMC Turkey Supper Oct. 26

    The Colfax United Methodist Church will serve a turkey supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26. Eat in or carry out will be available.
    Oct. 23, 2017 - 10:31 am
  • Trick-or-Treat so others can eat

    Jr High/Sr High Youth from the First Baptist Church in Colfax will be trick-or-treating from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday collecting non-perishable food ...
    Oct. 23, 2017 - 10:31 am
  • Saturday activities at the refuge

    October Photo HikePhotographers of all skill levels are invited to participate in the October Photo ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 2:07 pm
  • Colfax library purchases new computers

    The Colfax Public Library recently added four new computers for public use thanks to a grant from the Jasper Community Foundation. The grant was writt ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 2:08 pm
  • Medicare Open Enrollment: Time to review, plan and shop

    DES MOINES — Medicare open enrollment provides Iowans with a yearly opportunity to review, plan and shop for different coverage options. The Iowa Insu ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 2:04 pm
  • Grassley pledges support for Newton’s biofuel industry

    U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley was in Newton Tuesday to show support for biodiesel production in Iowa. An EPA proposal to roll back minimum volumes for biom ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 2:12 pm
  • Club News

    Baxter Garden ClubThe Baxter Garden Club met Oct. 2 at Accura Health Care of Baxter. Nine members an ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 2:03 pm
  • Baxter harriers face tough field at D-NH

    DIKE — Facing several ranked teams, the Baxter cross country teams competed at the annual Wolverine Invitational at Fox Ridge Golf Course on Oct. 3.
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • Tigerhawks win third straight

    COLFAX — Senior Reegan Van Dyke was part of four touchdowns, junior Zarek Hill scored twice on defense and senior Alex Lewis hauled in two TD receptio ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • McConeghey returns, C-M takes second at Montezuma

    MONTEZUMA — Sophomore Abbey McConeghey returned to the Colfax-Mingo lineup on Oct. 5, and her presence nearly helped the Tigerhawk girls claim the tea ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • No. 8 Bolts breeze past WACO

    BAXTER — Baxter’s football team outscored its visitors 28-6 in the second quarter, and the eighth-ranked Bolts improved to 6-1 on the season with a 50 ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Belle Plaine spoils Tigerhawk Senior Night

    COLFAX — Colfax-Mingo volleyball coach Michelle Grant thought her Tigerhawk squad came into their Oct. 5 South Iowa Cedar League matchup with Belle Pl ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 10:12 am
  • Bolt volleyball strikes back against Collins-Maxwell

    MAXWELL — The Baxter volleyball team flipped the script on its former teammates on Oct. 3.On Sept. 1 ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 10:11 am
  • Shorthanded C-M faces tough field in Knoxville

    KNOXVILLE — The Colfax-Mingo cross country teams competed in the Knoxville Invitational at Pine Knolls Golf Course on Sept. 26.
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 10:15 am
  • Baxter wins shootout with No. 10 Midland

    WYOMING — Baxter senior Travis Lindemoen continued his trek toward a pair of all-time 8-man receiving records on Sept. 29, and the Bolts’ football tea ...
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • Sluggish Tigerhawks down BGM

    COLFAX — Whether it was a few days after a busy homecoming week or simply overlooking a team which hasn’t won a match yet, something was off for the C ...
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 10:27 am
  • Ranked Bolts face stiff competition at South Hardin, Nevada meets

    COLO — Running against mostly Class 2A and 3A schools, the 1A Baxter cross country teams held their own at the Nevada Invitational at Hickory Grove Pa ...
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 10:26 am
  • My love for space solidified with a chip dipped in quesso

    Editor's note: This column originally published March 19, 2015The first time I saw the solar system’ ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 2:05 pm
  • I only ask to be polite

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Sept. 24, 2015I’ve been having several “So... I’ve b ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 2:05 pm
  • Anniversary

    Before I forget this (how could I?), I have a book signing scheduled for Oct. 26, at 7 p.m., at SIP in Mt. Pleasant, 120 S Main St. It’s a coffee hous ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 2:05 pm
  • Wedded bliss can be expensive

    We all have those days ... if something can go wrong it will go wrong. I mean they have even named this adage ... Murphy’s Law.
    Oct. 13, 2017 - 9:51 am
  • It’s all about animals

    I got a text from Ginnie while she was at work. “What’s going on today?”I text back, “Buddy to the v ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 9:49 am
  • One small star hold the brightest future

    Editor’s note: This column originally published March 3, 2017.I’m a card-carrying member of The Plan ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 9:50 am
  • Actualities of addiction take hold

    When the Jasper County Substance Abuse Coalition hosted a community conversation last week it was an accomplishment in many ways. In its first year, t ...
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 12:16 pm
  • Things that go bump

    There’s something odd going on in my house. I’m not necessarily saying it’s haunted, but peculiar things occur and try as I might, I can’t always debu ...
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 9:29 am
  • Body Tuning Table

    I met Michael Childress at an Art-in-the-Park in Ft. Madison. His display was set up across from mine with a group of artists called Artist Trax Studi ...
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 9:29 am
  • Look between the averages

    Iowa educators, through the media, have a bad habit of looking only at averages that miss the important details for improved decision-making. One exam ...
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 9:28 am
  • Look between the averages

    Iowa educators, through the media, have a bad habit of looking only at averages that miss the important details for improved decision-making. One exam ...
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 9:28 am
  • Pugel brings success to DMACC

    I am writing to support the re-election of Joe Pugel to the DMACC Board of Directors.I am the Presid ...
    Aug. 30, 2017 - 12:16 pm
  • Colfax over Mingo?

    Regarding the recent article concerning what to do with the Mingo Middle School building. Letting it go with little or no oversight (ergo the “flood” ...
    Aug. 30, 2017 - 12:16 pm
  • Larry L. Altemeier

    Larry L. Altemeier, 74, of Newton, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center. The family greeted friends Monday, Oct. 16 at Wallace Family ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 2:03 pm
  • Mark B. Main

    Mark B. Main, 64, of Colfax, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at his home. A celebration of life service will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 at t ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 10:13 am
  • Club News

    Baxter School RetireesBaxter School Retirees met Wednesday, Oct. 4 at the Blue Ribbon Cafe. Those at ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 9:46 am
  • Leona Brandhof

    Leona Brandhof, 83, of Mitchellville, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at The Shores in Pleasant Hill. A funeral service was Wednesday, Oct. 4 at the Pr ...
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 10:31 am
  • Jeremy O’Connor

    Jeremy O’Connor, 27, of Colfax, was killed in a car accident Sept. 23, 2017. He was born to Charles and Denise O’Connor Feb. 10, 1990, in Des Moines. ...
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 10:29 am
  • Joyce Graham Brown

    Joyce Graham Brown, 81, of West Des Moines, died Aug. 6, 2017. A memorial service was Saturday, Aug. 26 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 9:26 am
  • Steven J. O’Braza

    Steven J. O’Braza, 65, of Carlisle, went to the other side Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at his home. There was a memorial gathering Saturday, Sept. 30 a ...
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 10:28 am
  • Alpha Jane Trescher

    Alpha Jane (Owens) Trescher, 73, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at Altoona Nursing Rehab Center in Altoona, from complication from liver/kidney disease ...
    Sept. 27, 2017 - 12:31 pm
  • Marilyn Ferne Schmitt

    Marilyn Ferne Schmitt, 85, formerly of Colfax, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at Fountain West Care Center in Des Moines. A memorial service will be at ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 10:58 am
  • Gary Pyle

    Gary Pyle, 85, of Baxter, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at Accura Healthcare of Baxter. A private family burial will be at Restland Cemetery in Baxter, ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 11:46 am

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