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  • The Way We Live

    DES MOINES — When Bryan Branderhorst stepped off the stage at the Iowa State Fair’s Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center on Aug. 14, he was still in s ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Lifetime Achievement Award emotional for Schendel family

    Receiving the Prairie Days Lifetime Achievement Award was an emotional time for the Schendel family as they accepted it on behalf of Al Schendel, who ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 5:01 pm
  • Class in Session

    Prairie City Elementary Student Council members Addi Steenhoek, Ella Schendel, Easton Webb and president Austin Ort raise the school’s American Flag d ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 5:03 pm
  • Blue Ribbon Service

    DES MONIES — A cool rain may have kicked off day one of this year’s Iowa State Fair, but that couldn’t stop people behind the scenes who make the famo ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 5:06 pm
  • Discovery Hike at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge

    Join volunteer naturalists at 10 a.m. Saturday for a Nature Discovery Walk along the half mile, paved Overlook Trail loop at Neal Smith National Wildl ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 5:03 pm
  • Winners at the Iowa State Fair

    Kelli Clymer of Prairie City, won the Women’s Flyweight division at the Monster Arm Wrestling Contest at the Iowa State Fair.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 5:07 pm
  • 86th annual Percy Fair Sunday

    The Percy Fair will be this Sunday, 7 miles south of Prairie City and quarter mile east of the Pleasant Hill Church.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:33 pm
  • Keeping your child safe when you travel

    Every day in America, too many children ride in car seats that have been installed incorrectly, or are the wrong car seats for their age and size. Oth ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:32 pm
  • New trial date set for Knoxville man’s sexual abuse case

    A new trial date of Sept. 14 has been set for a Knoxville man accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl last year in Monroe.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:33 pm
  • Bethany Church Ice Cream Social and Music in the Park

    Bethany Church, 1 mile east of Baxter at 5627 N. 95th Ave. W., is hosting an ice cream social along with music in the park beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sund ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:30 pm
  • PCM’s Vos earns third team all-state honors

    Prairie City-Monroe junior Jayci Vos collected another honor recently when she was named to the Class 3A all-state third team by the Iowa Girls Coache ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 12:54 pm
  • PCM’s Vos earns first-team all-conference honors

    Prairie City-Monroe junior Jayci Vos ranked in the top 10 of six different offensive categories in the Heart of Iowa Conference this past season.
    July 27, 2016 - 12:21 pm
  • Four Mustangs named to HOIC baseball team

    Prairie City-Monroe senior Austin Brown played a significant role in the Mustangs’ success this season. For his efforts, Brown was named to the Heart ...
    July 27, 2016 - 12:23 pm
  • Miscues doom PCM in loss to No. 9 Norse

    STORY CITY — Prairie City-Monroe’s baseball team had Class 2A No. 9 Roland-Story right where it wanted it during a 2A District 13 semifinal on July 12 ...
    July 20, 2016 - 3:13 pm
  • PCM exacts revenge on Trojans, advances in playoffs

    COLLINS — Prairie City-Monroe senior Austin Brown was not in the dugout when the Mustangs lost to West Marshall in the championship game of the Rose F ...
    July 13, 2016 - 1:17 pm
  • PCM softball ends season with loss to CMB

    COLLINS — In Collins-Maxwell/Baxter’s three wins over Prairie City-Monroe’s softball team this season, the Raiders needed big sixth innings to pull aw ...
    July 13, 2016 - 1:17 pm
  • Hudnut to step away from PCM baseball after 2016 season

    PRAIRIE CITY — With two daughters starting to make their way through the Prairie City-Monroe school system, Mustang baseball coach Shaun Hudnut had a ...
    July 13, 2016 - 1:18 pm
  • PCM softball gets walk-off win over Saydel

    MONROE — In a potential Class 3A regional semifinal matchup, the Prairie City-Monroe softball team got the upper hand against Saydel on June 27.
    July 6, 2016 - 10:31 am
  • Mustangs shut out Nevada

    PRAIRIE CITY — Sophomore Noah Henkenius tossed a complete-game, six-hitter on the mound and finished with two RBIs at the plate in Prairie City-Monroe ...
    July 6, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Mustang teams fall in close HOIC games at Gilbert

    GILBERT — Prairie City-Monroe’s baseball and softball teams came out on the short end of one-run decisions July 1 in Heart of Iowa Conference play aga ...
    July 6, 2016 - 10:12 am
  • Just think about it

    Do you have any idea how difficult it is to watch your loved one get dressed for work every day when there is a target on his back? To wear a bullet p ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:30 pm
  • Our first day

    Tuesday is a big day. My baby is going to kindergarten.I really thought I was ready. There are so ma ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:31 pm
  • Nifty 50 class reunion

    Fifty of anything is worthy of pause, celebration and reminiscence. So it was with my 50th high school class reunion. We met, we talked, we ate, all o ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:31 pm
  • An apple for Iowa teachers

    It’s back to school season.Some parents may be relieved that the summer is drawing to an end and the ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:30 pm
  • A life without convenience

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Aug. 13, 2015The last thing anyone wants is for the ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 12:04 pm
  • Don’t play with gun safety

    By the time I was 10 years old, my father made sure I knew how to safely handle a firearm.I grew up ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 12:04 pm
  • The Life of Gary

    Fourty-eight years ago today, Aug. 17, 1968, an armored personnel carrier made its way through the Binh Dinh province of Vietnam. Like most Army squad ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 12:04 pm
  • Life is great at 68

    I just turned 68. And I must say, life is great! Ginnie and I are building a huge addition onto our house. It will give us three more garage spaces, t ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 12:04 pm
  • Dominoes that play God bless America

    I’m not kidding. Arnie DeJaynes, age 92, of New London is still at it. Everyday, like a faithful grandfather clock that keeps on ticking, he goes down ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 12:50 pm
  • Corndogs at the ready

    The corn dogs are battered and already in the fryer at one food vendor on the Iowa State Fair Grand Concourse.
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 12:51 pm
  • Take civil action against pipeline

    I was disappointed to read in the Newton Daily News that arson is suspected in the burning of Dakota Access equipment — in use to install the Bakken P ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • Phyllis Elaine Butler

    Phyllis Elaine Butler, the oldest of five children, was born June 8, 1936, to Forrest and Viola (De Winter) Butler in their home in Oskaloosa. She die ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 5:07 pm
  • Marsha (Kay) Sneller

    Marsha (Kay) Sneller, 70, passed away at Taylor House Aug. 20, 2016. The daughter of George and Gertrude (VanBaale) Trotter was born Dec. 18, 1945. Sh ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 5:08 pm
  • Thomas N. Harris

    Thomas N. Harris, 89, of Prairie City, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at Mitchell Village Care Center. A funeral service was Tuesday, Aug. 23 at Coburn F ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:31 pm
  • William L. Quick

    William L. “Bill” Quick, 74, of Prairie City, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. A graveside funeral service was Mon ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 12:34 pm
  • John Irving Holland

    John “Jack” Irving Holland, 79, of Prairie City, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at Newton Health Care in Newton. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Frid ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 1:38 pm
  • Dr. John Henri Hansen Francine Johnston Hansen

    Dr. John Henri Hansen, 69, and Francine Johnston Hansen, 66, of Moline, Ill., died suddenly Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, following a car accident in southern ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 1:39 pm
  • John W. Plate

    John W. Plate, 91, of Prairie City, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Sunny View Care Center in Ankeny. A funeral service was Saturday, July 30 at the ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 12:55 pm
  • Norman Ralph Waddle

    Norman Ralph Waddle, 84 of Monroe, died Monday, July 18, 2016, at Newton Healthcare in Newton. A private graveside service took place at Silent City C ...
    July 27, 2016 - 12:24 pm
  • Edith Helen Dixon

    Edith Helen Dixon of Monroe, died Thursday, July 14, 2016, on her 97th birthday at Comfort House of Pella. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Sat ...
    July 20, 2016 - 3:14 pm
  • Dennis Ardean Groe

    Dennis Ardean Groe, 86, died July 9, 2016, in Beeville, Texas. Mr. Groe was born in Worth County Nov ...
    July 13, 2016 - 1:19 pm