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  • Art Teacher of the Year

    She won’t tell you herself, but ask any one of Christy Humpal’s peers and they’ll tell you; there’s no one more dedicated and deserving than ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 11:45 am
  • Need for Speed

    COLFAX – Finding a passion is difficult for most people. Many individuals spend their entire lives searching for the thing that makes them t ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 11:47 am
  • Happy Homecoming

    MONROE — The starters on PCM’s football team became spectators in the second half for the fifth straight game on Oct. 6.They stood along a w ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 12:03 pm
  • PCM girls third, boys seventh at HOIC meet

    JEWELL — PCM’s ranked girls cross country team faced a tough field at the Heart of Iowa Conference meet on Oct. 9.Highly ranked North Polk a ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 12:01 pm
  • PCM struggles with serves in loss to South Hamilton

    MONROE — There wasn’t much PCM volleyball coach Alex Samson liked about her team’s performance in the opening set of a Heart of Iowa Confere ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 12:05 pm
  • Soups up!

    As Newton residents slurped their soup Sunday afternoon, they also soaked up speeches from the state’s leading gubernatorial candidates at t ...
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 11:58 am
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  • Kane-Kain reunion

    The annual Kane-Kain reunion will be Sunday at the Prairie City Community Building. The potluck meal will begin at 12:30 p.m. Those attending are to p ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 11:54 am
  • Homecoming queen

    Cassidy Van Veen was selected Grand View University Homecoming Queen. Van Veen, daughter of Steve and Kasey Van Veen of Monroe, reigned over the Vikin ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 11:57 am
  • Curbside Cleanup Saturday

    Prairie City’s residential curbside cleanup will be Saturday. Materials must be placed neatly at the curb in front of the property before 7 a.m. the d ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 11:53 am
  • DAR to meet Saturday

    The regular meeting of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Grinnell Chapter will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Center f ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 11:52 am
  • School Improvement Advisory Council

    The PCM Community School District is looking for parents, students, teachers, local business, industry and labor representatives to serve on the distr ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 11:37 am
  • Salvation Army receives donation

    Rep. Wes Breckenridge, D-Newton, drops off donations on behalf of the Jasper County Democrats to the Salvation Army in Newton. Donations were collecte ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 11:48 am
  • Need for Speed

    COLFAX – Finding a passion is difficult for most people. Many individuals spend their entire lives searching for the thing that makes them tick.
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 11:47 am
  • Supreme Surprise

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    Oct. 12, 2017 - 11:41 am
  • Council votes 4-1 to loosen building permit requirements

    At October’s monthly city council meeting, Prairie City leaders took a major step in reshaping the town’s building permit process.
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 11:46 am
  • Art Teacher of the Year

    She won’t tell you herself, but ask any one of Christy Humpal’s peers and they’ll tell you; there’s no one more dedicated and deserving than Humpal. M ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 11:45 am
  • Wedded bliss can be expensive

    We all have those days ... if something can go wrong it will go wrong. I mean they have even named this adage ... Murphy’s Law.
    Oct. 13, 2017 - 9:51 am
  • National School Lunch Week 2017

    National School Lunch Week (NSLW) is Oct. 9-13 and this year’s theme is “Recipe for Success.” This is a week-long celebration acknowledging the Nation ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 11:50 am
  • It’s all about animals

    I got a text from Ginnie while she was at work. “What’s going on today?”I text back, “Buddy to the v ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 11:51 am
  • School district needs cooperation keeping students healthy in class

    Dear Parent/Guardian,Just a reminder, as we enter into the cold and flu season; that a bad cough or ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 11:50 am
  • One small star hold the brightest future

    Editor’s note: This column originally published March 3, 2017.I’m a card-carrying member of The Plan ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 11:51 am
  • Things that go bump

    There’s something odd going on in my house. I’m not necessarily saying it’s haunted, but peculiar things occur and try as I might, I can’t always debu ...
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 12:14 pm
  • Body Tuning Table

    I met Michael Childress at an Art-in-the-Park in Ft. Madison. His display was set up across from mine with a group of artists called Artist Trax Studi ...
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 12:14 pm
  • Actualities of addiction take hold

    When the Jasper County Substance Abuse Coalition hosted a community conversation last week it was an accomplishment in many ways. In its first year, t ...
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 12:14 pm
  • A lucky spin

    I wouldn’t say I walk around with a black cloud hanging over my head, but nor would I say I’m one of those people with luck always on their side.
    Sept. 29, 2017 - 10:31 am
  • Bad Luck

    All those double-yolk eggs might not be bringing the good luck I thought they would. I was backing the tractor into the garage to fill the fuel tank w ...
    Sept. 27, 2017 - 2:25 pm
  • Leona M. Vande Lune

    Leona M. Vande Lune, 97, of Prairie City, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at Prairie Vista Village in Altoona, where she resided for two years. A funeral s ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 11:49 am
  • Ronald D. Vander Ploeg

    Ronald Dale Vander Ploeg, 76, of Pleasant Hill, formerly of Prairie City, peacefully passed away Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at Taylor House Hospice in De ...
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 12:10 pm
  • Leona Brandhof

    Leona Brandhof, 83, of Mitchellville, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at The Shores in Pleasant Hill. A funeral service was Wednesday, Oct. 4 at the Pr ...
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 12:11 pm
  • Avonell J. Prochaska

    Avonell J. Prochaska, 70, of Prairie City, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at University Park Nursing and Rehab in Des Moines. She had been in Mercy Hosp ...
    Sept. 27, 2017 - 2:26 pm
  • 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

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