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  • PCFD annual car show aims to sizzle Garden Square Park Sunday

    For small towns, volunteer fire departments are vital to the community. They volunteer to battle scorching fires that threaten homes. They v ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 9:10 am
  • Waiting on the rain

    Local farmers are eligible for disaster relief thanks to a drought declaration from the USDA last month, but many are taking a “wait and see ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 9:20 am
  • Mustangs pound Centerville

    MONROE — PCM junior Wes Cummings wasn’t feeling the best during school on Sept. 15.But when the lights came on later that night, Cummings sh ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 9:12 am
  • PCM volleyball wins home opener against Saydel

    MONROE — Alex Samson was admittedly nervous about her first home volleyball match as PCM’s new coach.It turned out, the former Mustang playe ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 9:15 am
  • PCM squads finish 3rd, 7th at L-S Invite

    LYNNVILLE — Runners competing in the 2017 Lynnville-Sully Invitational cross country meet on Sept. 14 saw the tweaks the Hawks provided in t ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 9:13 am
  • Prairie Discovery Walk

    Visit the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and join a naturalist for a guided nature walk along the half-mile Overl ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 9:17 am
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  • Prairie City 5K Park Run Saturday

    The bi-monthly Prairie City 5K Park Run will meet at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Prairie City Recreational Complex. No registration is necessary. Strollers ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 9:28 am
  • Local student selected for Statewide Youth Broadband Advisory Council

    Blake Van Der Kamp, a sophomore at PCM High School, will join 14 other Iowa high school students as part of the Statewide Youth Broadband Advisory Cou ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 9:28 am
  • Diamond Trail FFA has successful fair season

    This fair season has come to a close and the Diamond Trail FFA has ended it in glory. The Diamond Trail FFA from the PCM District entered more than 24 ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 9:29 am
  • Autumn Coffee Break Bible Study

    Another season of Coffee Break Bible Study will begin in October. Coffee Break has a long history within the Prairie City community. Women have gather ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 9:28 am
  • Local gymnasts compete at Iowa State Fair

    Members of Goodwin Gymnastics/Pella Gymnastics competed at Iowa State Fair’s tumbling competition. The group includes girls from Runnells, Monroe, Pra ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 9:29 am
  • First half property taxes due

    County Treasurer Doug Bishop reminds Jasper County residents first half property tax and mobile home taxes are due and need to be paid on or before th ...
    Sept. 22, 2017 - 1:56 pm
  • Jasper County Crop Walk Oct. 1

    Jasper County annual CROP Hunger Walk will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. Participants will meet on the courthouse lawn in Newton. The three-mile walk w ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 9:27 am
  • Prairie Discovery Walk

    Visit the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and join a naturalist for a guided nature walk along the half-mile Overlook Trail. ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 9:17 am
  • PCFD annual car show aims to sizzle Garden Square Park Sunday

    For small towns, volunteer fire departments are vital to the community. They volunteer to battle scorching fires that threaten homes. They volunteer t ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 9:10 am
  • PCM hits first milestone in $20 million facilities renovation

    MONROE — Construction in PCM's $20 million district facilities renovation is nearing completion on several key parts of the project. At Monroe Element ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 9:08 am
  • Goodbye Cassini

    Saturn eclipsing the sun is an event, I’ve conceded, I’ll never see in person. But I have seen it in print. I would like to say thank you to the engin ...
    Sept. 22, 2017 - 9:23 am
  • There just has to be a solution

    Unless you’re from my generation or the parent of someone growing up in the 60s or 70s, you probably won’t get the reference. But every single time I ...
    Sept. 22, 2017 - 9:23 am
  • Roomba does the Rumba

    Ginnie came to me in a panic. “I can’t find Roomba!”Roomba is a computerized vacuum cleaner I gave G ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 9:24 am
  • Preparing Iowa students for success after high school

    A respected survey shows a shift in what Americans want in a high school education.Americans overwhe ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 9:24 am
  • The day will come

    Is there anything worse than getting a new driver’s license photo taken?I remember the days when I w ...
    Sept. 15, 2017 - 9:03 am
  • When Irma gets personal

    Matlacha is a town you’d see on the back of a postcard. The tiny Florida town is on a barrier island off the state’s gulf coast. The entrance to the l ...
    Sept. 15, 2017 - 9:36 am
  • Class president

    It happened in a class four or five years ahead of me in school. The senior class had a gang of boys more interested in shenanigans than anything seri ...
    Sept. 13, 2017 - 11:18 am
  • It’s just a thought

    So as I was driving to work this morning, I actually paid attention to myself. I know that sounds odd, but as I was going through my daily rundown in ...
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 12:48 pm
  • Back to School

    With a teacher in the family, our household typically goes through a bit of a transition around this time of the year.
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 12:44 pm
  • A side of cheese dip with your marriage proposal?

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Feb. 17, 2017There is nothing like a soft pretzel. I ...
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 12:44 pm
  • 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 - 10:35 am
  • Donald Eugene Tuinstra

    Donald Eugene Tuinstra, 86, of Prairie City, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at his home. A funeral service was at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18 at the Prair ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 9:23 am
  • Jeanetta G. Dykstra

    Jeanetta G. Dykstra, 89, of Prairie City, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at Prairie Vista Village in Altoona. A funeral service was Monday, Sept. 18 ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 9:22 am
  • Ty Eugene Carlson

    Ty Eugene Carlson, 19, of Colfax, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. A funeral service was Friday, Aug. 18 at the Colfax Mingo HighSchool with burial at McK ...
    Aug. 23, 2017 - 1:50 pm
  • Dean C. Chandler

    Dean C. Chandler, 95, of Bettendorf, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Unity Point Trinity Medical Center in Bettendorf. A memorial service celebratin ...
    Aug. 2, 2017 - 2:48 pm
  • James R. Thomas

    James R. Thomas, 93, of Colfax, died Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A funeral service was Saturday, July 22 at the Colfax ...
    July 26, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • Harry Clifford Morgan

    Harry Clifford Morgan, 97, of Prairie City, died Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. A funeral service was Wednesday, Ju ...
    July 19, 2017 - 2:54 pm

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