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  • Several injured in two crashes at highway intersection

    MINGO — Area law enforcement agencies were called to two different vehicle crashes Saturday at the intersection of Highway 330 and Highway 65 in Mingo ...
    Nov. 29, 2017 - 10:12 am
  • Baerenwald Benefit Saturday

    A benefit for Larry Baerenwald will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Izaak Walton League, 889 Highway F36 W., Newton. There is a $10 charge at the door fo ...
    Nov. 29, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Country Christmas in downtown Colfax Saturday

    This year’s Colfax Country Christmas holiday festivities will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday in downtown Colfax, with Santa arriving at around 4:30 p.m.
    Nov. 29, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • 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 ...
    Nov. 29, 2017 - 9:54 am
  • Club News

    Colfax Historical SocietyThe Colfax Historical Society Nov. 20 meeting was called to order at 7:01 p ...
    Nov. 29, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Holiday Bazaar in Colfax

    The Colfax Howard Street Christian Church, 113 N. Walnut St., will host its 10th annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 2.
    Nov. 29, 2017 - 10:16 am
  • Baxter Heritage Farm recognized during state fair

    DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey recognized Heritage Farm families during a ceremony at the State Fair again this year. To qual ...
    Nov. 29, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • Newton Christmas kickoff draws hundreds

    Unseasonably warm weather helped bring hundreds of people to the annual Jasper County Courthouse Lighting celebration on Friday. The streets in downto ...
    Nov. 29, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • Shadows of War

    Editor’s note: Jean Jennings is a Prairie City-area resident whose brother battled PTSD following his service in the Vietnam War. This is the fifth pa ...
    Nov. 29, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • ‘My kids will grow up in this park’

    MINGO – Only the morning after being completed, several Mingo kids bundled up Nov. 22 to check out the latest addition to their local hangout spot at ...
    Nov. 29, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • INA all-state process needs another fix

    The Iowa Newspaper Association’s annual all-state football teams were released recently. And let’s just saw, things didn’t go well.
    Nov. 29, 2017 - 9:52 am
  • Tales from the Santa Set

    Editor’s note: The following is the first in a holiday series on Mike Mendenhall’s nightly gig as a mall Santa set photographer this Christmas season. ...
    Nov. 29, 2017 - 9:49 am
  • Expiration dates are just suggestions, until they’re not

    So ... a while back I fixed some beef stew and thought corn bread would be tasty along side it. I reached for a few boxes of Jiffy corn bread in the c ...
    Nov. 29, 2017 - 9:49 am
  • Farm eggs anyone?

    I was leaning on the tail gate of the pick-up, talking on my smart phone, when there was a flurry, squawk and something gripped my shoulder like a cla ...
    Nov. 29, 2017 - 9:48 am
  • Did the kids just out-hoity-toity me?

    I’m not sure exactly how it happened or when it happened, but it occurred to me the other day my kids speak a different language than I do.
    Nov. 22, 2017 - 12:29 pm
  • TGITG!

    Thank Goodness It’s Thanks Giving! I know, Thanksgiving is one word, but I wanted to do a spinoff of TGIF.
    Nov. 22, 2017 - 12:28 pm
  • Live from Facebook

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Oct. 13, 2016.During the height of the Apollo progra ...
    Nov. 22, 2017 - 12:28 pm
  • Boy, was I tired!

    I hosted my annual slumber party over the weekend.Once a year, I get together with four other women ...
    Nov. 15, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Writing is storytelling no matter the genre

    Editor's note: This column originally published Oct. 15, 2015Journalists are first and foremost stor ...
    Nov. 15, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • Do something, even if it’s wrong

    If there’s one motto I’ve lived by all my life, and especially now that I’m a (ahem) “senior citizen” it is, “Do something, even if it’s wrong.” I oft ...
    Nov. 15, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • Bernard Eugene Blubaugh

    Bernard Eugene Blubaugh, 79, of Valeria, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at Valley Baptist Hospital in Harlingen, Texas from complications of acute leukem ...
    Nov. 29, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • Benita Maxine Means

    Benita Maxine “Bonnie” Means, 88, of Mingo, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at her home. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 at ...
    Nov. 29, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • Judy Kay Clark

    Judy Kay Clark, 73, of Baxter, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, at the Newton HealthCare Center. A funeral service was Monday, Nov. 27 at Ashton Chapel C ...
    Nov. 29, 2017 - 10:03 am
  • Beverly A. Shissler

    Beverly A. Shissler (Conn) was born Nov. 4, 1930, in Colfax. Beverly died after a prolonged illness Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Marion, at the age of ...
    Nov. 22, 2017 - 11:51 am
  • Richard Donald Hausserman

    Richard “Rich” Donald Hausserman, 80, of Baxter, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A funeral was Tuesday, Nov. 21 at Beth ...
    Nov. 22, 2017 - 11:50 am
  • Darrell Norman Johnston

    Darrell Norman Johnston, 77, of Newton, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A memorial service officiated by Pastor Melissa ...
    Nov. 22, 2017 - 11:50 am
  • Betty Jean Krueger

    Betty Jean Krueger, 93, of Prairie City, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at Prairie Vista Village in Altoona. A memorial service was Monday, Nov. 20 at ...
    Nov. 22, 2017 - 11:47 am
  • Janet L. Wenes

    Janet Lucille Wenes, 92, of Watertown, S.D., formerly of Colfax, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. A funeral serv ...
    Nov. 22, 2017 - 11:44 am
  • Ronald Eugene Hanson

    Ronald Eugene Hanson, 79, of Colfax, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Memorial services were Monday, Nov. 6 at the ...
    Nov. 8, 2017 - 2:48 pm
  • Glorene Kay Masters

    Glorene Kay Masters, 76, of Newton, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A memorial visitation will be from 4 ...
    Nov. 8, 2017 - 11:29 am

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