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  • Window to apply for college financial aid opens Oct. 1

    The window to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for the 2017-18 school year opens Saturday, Oct. 1, earlier than in past years. Iowa C ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:22 pm
  • Rabies Awareness Day

    Jasper County Health Department is promoting Rabies Awareness Day Sept. 28.“We see this as an opport ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:22 pm
  • Nature Tots at Neal Smith NWR

    Children ages 3-5 are invited to bring their favorite adult and join a Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge naturalist from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturda ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:19 pm
  • Diaper and Wipe Drive Friday

    The PCM Key Club, a high school service program sponsored by Kiwanis, will be having its annual Diaper and Wipe Drive during the PCM Homecoming Footba ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:17 pm
  • City council approves sanitary sewer easement change with PCM

    The Prairie City City Council approved an agreement Thursday with the PCM Community School District which will allow design and construction to move f ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:18 pm
  • FRC to host a movie night

    The Prairie City First Reformed Church will be presenting the movie “Woodlawn” (rated PG) from 6 to 8:05 p.m. Sunday.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:17 pm
  • Property and mobile home taxes due

    Jasper County Treasurer Doug Bishop reminds Jasper County residents the first half property tax and mobile home taxes are due and need to be paid on o ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:17 pm
  • Basketball and Bible Basics

    Prairie City First Reformed Church is sponsoring Basketball and Bible Basics for community boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grades.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:17 pm
  • Breckenridge in Prairie City Saturday

    Wes Breckenridge will host “Conversations with the Candidate” at 8 a.m. Saturday at Prairie City Public Library, 100 E. Fifth St. He invites community ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:17 pm
  • PC UMC Holiday Bazaar Saturday

    The Prairie City United Methodist Church, 706 McMurray St., will host its annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. There will be more tha ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:15 pm
  • Living off grid

    Before we ate, I helped Zach catch a marauding piglet that had escaped from its pen beside the house. Zach had separated the piglet from its mama and ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:21 pm
  • Let’s not keep the joy for ourselves

    What is more precious than a children’s hand-bell choir ringing and sing “I’ve Got the Joy” on a Sunday morning?
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:22 pm
  • What’s that you say?

    The other day, hubby and I were talking and the word “fisticuffs” was used during the conversation. My 25-year-old girl-child was stymied.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:21 pm
  • Action and Reaction

    Full confession from a science geek — I never took physics in high school or college. Every time it came up on the class registration forms I avoided ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 12:40 pm
  • Two books

    Here are two books, both by female authors, and both, I’ll tell you before hand, I’m awarding the coveted Empty Nest 10. By and large, I find female a ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 12:38 pm
  • Fight, fight, fight for Iowa

    I have been to a lot of Iowa vs. Iowa State football games. I got season tickets my freshman year of college and have been a season ticket holder ever ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 12:39 pm
  • The club sandwich generation

    I am so “over” summer.As the mother of three adults, grandmother of one, daughter and daughter-in-la ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 2:32 pm
  • My campus tour

    Game day in Iowa City is like no other experience I’ve had in my life. The energy and enthusiasm of the students and the pride exhibited by the young ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 2:26 pm
  • Buddy celebrates National Dog Day

    Social media was full of dog pictures, cute little fluffy doggies doing tricks, and big slobbery mongrels asleep in playpens with babies. It was Natio ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • A September to remember

    Historically, September has been a challenging month for the men and women of the Newton Police Department. Sadly, the department has had two officers ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 2:18 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
  • Lilith Joan Thomas

    Lilith Joan Thomas, 86, of Runnells, died Sept. 28, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Center of Indianola. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oc ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 2:49 pm
  • Geraldine May Rietveld

    Geraldine “Gerry” May Rietveld, 83, died Sept. 12, 2016, in Des Moines. She was born Nov. 16, 1932, in Chariton, to Jacob and Margaret (VandeLune) Van ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 12:37 pm
  • Gary Timmons

    Gary Timmons, 80, of Prairie City, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, at Nelson Manor in Newton. A funeral service was Saturday, Sept. 10 at Coburn Funera ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 9:49 am
  • Devin Amanda Cabbage

    Devin Amanda Cabbage, 19, was born June 18, 1997, in Des Moines, and passed away at the University of Washington in Seattle, Wash., Aug. 28, 2016. She ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 12:46 pm
  • Dixie Lucille Burns

    Dixie Burns went home to meet her Lord surrounded by her family Sept. 4, 201,6 in Newton.Dixie Lucil ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 12:47 pm
  • 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

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