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  • Baxter Senior Citizen Lunch

    The annual Baxter Senior Citizen Lunch is planned for 12:50 p.m. Thursday, April 20 at Baxter Community School. This lunch is open to all Baxter area ...
    April 19, 2017 - 11:26 am
  • Mitchellville Center to host fish fry

    The Mitchellville Community/Senior Center will host a fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 21.Men ...
    April 19, 2017 - 11:26 am
  • Preparation of alumni invitations, helpers needed

    Several Colfax/Colfax-Mingo alumni will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday in the basement of the Catholic church to stuff envelopes for alumni invitations. All ...
    April 19, 2017 - 11:26 am
  • Spring Supper at CUCC in Baxter

    The Spring Supper at the Congregational United Church of Christ on Main Street in Baxter, will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29. The menu wil ...
    April 19, 2017 - 11:23 am
  • Blood drive in Baxter

    Become a hero today by donating blood at the Baxter Community Blood Drive from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 27 at Baxter Community School, 202 E. State ...
    April 19, 2017 - 11:23 am
  • First Baptist Church of Colfax to host Gospel Music Concert

    The First Baptist Church of Colfax is hosting a Southern Gospel Quartet Concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 30. Three quartets – Headin' Home of Colfax, L ...
    April 19, 2017 - 11:27 am
  • JCC to host 'Galaxy Gala'

    Jasper County Conservation, partnering with Central College students and the non-profit Jasper Conservation Connection, will host the first annual “Ga ...
    April 19, 2017 - 11:22 am
  • Seed available for wildlife food plots

    Planting food plots is a great way to improve wildlife habitat and diversity. Food plots provide nutrition for wildlife, especially in adverse winter ...
    April 19, 2017 - 11:22 am
  • Halter receives 50 year certificate

    Baxter American Legion Post 493 Commander Greg Christianson presented Lawrence Halter a 50 Year Certificate for continuous membership to the American ...
    April 19, 2017 - 11:30 am
  • Grab your cape and spandex: Save the day for Baxter Wellness Center Superhero 5K

    BAXTER – It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Superman... and he is running a 5K?If you are traveling ...
    April 19, 2017 - 9:12 am
  • Budget work continues

    The 2018 budget took priority this week at the State House. The governor’s proposed budget certainly has some misplaced priorities. One example is the ...
    April 19, 2017 - 11:21 am
  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Many of us know someone who has been sexually assaulted. After all, one in five women and one in 33 men experience rape, and 60,000 children each year ...
    April 19, 2017 - 11:21 am
  • Jovie is a morning person

    Editor’s Note: This column originally published Dec. 15, 2016.One month ago, if someone would have a ...
    April 19, 2017 - 11:21 am
  • No voter ID

    At our local legislative forum with Rep. Wes Breckenridge, I was dismayed to learn that there are so many deep budget cuts that will negatively affect ...
    April 19, 2017 - 11:21 am
  • Surviving Part 4

    This is the fourth and final installment of “Surviving” by Susie Clark. I don’t know of a braver person.
    April 19, 2017 - 11:20 am
  • Has compromise been filibustered

    The filibuster. This U.S. Senate rule-of-last-resort isn’t just theatrics, although it can be theatrical.
    April 12, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • My journey to a good night’s sleep

    I can’t remember the last time I went to bed and slept through the night. I’m an early riser, which means I am generally ready to call it a day by 8 p ...
    April 12, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Old theories hurt education

    Two prior education theories share responsibility for the downfall of education in this country, and the struggle to get back on track. 
    April 12, 2017 - 10:32 am
  • Legislative session winding down

    Project Labor AgreementsA Republican-sponsored bill that concerns Project Labor Agreements passed th ...
    April 12, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Writing is storytelling no matter the genre

    Editor’s note: This column orginally published Oct. 15, 2015Journalists are first and foremost story ...
    April 5, 2017 - 9:49 am
  • No voter ID

    At our local legislative forum with Rep. Wes Breckenridge, I was dismayed to learn that there are so many deep budget cuts that will negatively affect ...
    April 19, 2017 - 11:21 am
  • Old theories hurt education

    Two prior education theories share responsibility for the downfall of education in this country, and the struggle to get back on track. 
    April 12, 2017 - 10:32 am
  • Baxter library funding

    In response to the article in last week’s (Jasper County) Tribune we would like to clarify where the Baxter Library’s funding comes from. In the 2015- ...
    March 8, 2017 - 9:31 am
  • Cuts to Colfax-Mingo arts program

    I read with dismay the Feb. 2 article where Colfax-Mingo schools are reducing arts education classes.  While I understand staffing issues, I write to ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:38 am
  • Save Red Bridge

    We are moving closer to our ultimate goal of saving Red Bridge ( a site on the National Registry of Historic Places near old County Road S74, crossing ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • C-M board should put ‘personal feelings’ aside

    For those of you who haven’t heard, some of our elected school board members have taken it upon themselves to make the decision not to renew our prese ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Charles L. Shaffer

    Charles L. “Chuck” “Charlie” Shaffer, 79, of Mingo, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at the Westview Nursing Home in Indianola. A funeral service was Mond ...
    April 12, 2017 - 10:41 am
  • Darrell E. Foreman

    Darrell E. Foreman, 75, of Baxter, died Monday, March 20, 2017, at the Accura Healthcare of Baxter. A Masonic Funeral Ceremony was at 7 p.m. Friday, M ...
    March 29, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Josephine Wilma Riley

    Josephine Wilma Riley, 91, passed peacefully from this world Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Northbrook Manor Care Center in Cedar Rapids. Upon her death ...
    March 29, 2017 - 10:55 am
  • Caroline Mae Faidley

    Caroline Mae Dykstra Faidley of Prairie City, also known as Fuzzy and Auntie, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017, at Park Centre in Newton. Visitation ...
    March 29, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Charlotte Ann Williams

    Charlotte Ann Williams was born in Newton, Oct. 7, 1937, and peacefully entered heaven’s golden gates Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. She resided in Alamogo ...
    March 15, 2017 - 11:19 am
  • Betty A. DeVault

    Betty A. DeVault, 92, of Newton, died Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Nelson Manor. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 16 at the Wall ...
    March 15, 2017 - 11:16 am
  • Lonnie Wright

    Lonnie Wright, 77, of Colfax, took his last breath Friday, March 10, 2017, surrounded by family at home in Colfax, after a short illness. A funeral se ...
    March 15, 2017 - 11:19 am
  • Doris F. Lester

    Doris F. Lester, 98, of Newton, died Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A private graveside service will take place at a late ...
    March 8, 2017 - 9:34 am
  • Scott Bolles

    A funeral service for Scott Bolles was Monday, Feb. 27 at Altoona United Methodist Church. Memorials may be designated to the Harper Faye Bolles Fund.
    March 1, 2017 - 9:54 am
  • Patricia L. Hybl

    Patricia “Pat” Hybl, 88, of Newton, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at Newton Health Care.  Pat was bor ...
    March 1, 2017 - 9:53 am

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