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  • Old Time Jam

    Join an old time jam session at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Prairie City United Methodist Church multipurpose room, 706 W. McMurray St. Participants sit ...
    May 24, 2017 - 11:12 am
  • Memorial Day Service Monday in Prairie City

    Prairie City’s Memorial Day Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Waveland Cemetery. In case of inclement weather, the service will be at the Family Li ...
    May 24, 2017 - 11:10 am
  • Seat belt myth busting

    State and local law enforcement agencies across the nation, as well as Iowa, will be stepping up seat belt enforcement through June 4.
    May 24, 2017 - 11:10 am
  • Prairie City 5K/10K Walk Run June 10

    Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to register for the Prairie City 5K/10K Walk/Run set for 8 a.m. Saturday, June 10. The race ...
    May 26, 2017 - 8:41 am
  • Youth Police Academy

    The Prairie City and Monroe Police Departments will host a Youth Police Academy for PCM students that will be in sixth, seventh or eighth grade during ...
    May 24, 2017 - 11:08 am
  • Enjoy your holiday, play it safe and return home alive

    KNOXVILLE — Drowning is the nation’s second leading cause of accidental death, yet it is possible just by wearing a life jacket these drowning deaths ...
    May 24, 2017 - 11:07 am
  • Local PEO chapters award scholarships to PCM seniors

    The Prairie City and Monroe chapters of P.E.O. awarded $500 scholarships to two seniors during PCM Senior Awards Night May 10. Scholarship winners wer ...
    May 24, 2017 - 11:04 am
  • PCM celebrates 2016’s high graduation rates, future as class of 2017 graduate

    MONROE – From happy tears to loud cheers, several PCM Community School District parents celebrated their children Sunday as they tossed their graduati ...
    May 24, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • Prairie City pigs out for EMS at downtown Garden Square

    PRAIRIE CITY — The aroma of smoked meat filled Prairie City’s downtown Garden Square Saturday afternoon, when the Prairie City EMS hosted its Pig Out ...
    May 24, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • 'With every ending there is a new beginning'

    In typical tradition, several PCM High School seniors toss their caps in celebration of receiving their diploma Sunday in the school's gym in Monroe. ...
    May 24, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • Cruel and stupid

    President Trump’s attorney general, Jeff Sessions, ordered federal prosecutors to seek maximum penalties for drug-related crimes.
    May 24, 2017 - 11:08 am
  • Memorial Day and the price of freedom

    Memorial Day is at heart a community-oriented holiday. The first observances of what we now call Memorial Day were spontaneous expressions of gratitud ...
    May 24, 2017 - 11:08 am
  • The hidden bombshell in the Comey-Trump story

    How can you tell an authoritarian when you see one? We know the 20th century hallmarks — brown shirts, street rallies, and the like. But there’s an au ...
    May 24, 2017 - 11:08 am
  • Transparency

    Covering an official who has Secret Service protection is meant to be intimidating. During my first experience I was 21 and a college reporter with Th ...
    May 17, 2017 - 11:12 am
  • Let’s work together

    We passed our two-year anniversary for Hometown Pride in Jasper County on April 9. Where does the time go! We have accomplished some great things, and ...
    May 17, 2017 - 10:57 am
  • Sid's Hen Field Farm

    On the way to Sid’s farm near Leon, Ginnie and I saw lots of turkeys, deer and one coyote. Sid calls’m “yotes.” South Central Iowa is mostly rolling h ...
    May 17, 2017 - 10:57 am
  • Chow, baby

    Editor’s note: This column originally published April 22, 2016I fixed liver and onions for dinner th ...
    May 17, 2017 - 10:58 am
  • 2017 session includes some bipartisan accomplishments

    Although the 2017 legislative session did not provide much good news for Iowa students, working families and vulnerable Iowans, the Legislature took s ...
    May 10, 2017 - 1:01 pm
  • Change is never easy

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again... I like routine. I like a plan. I like to know what each day has in store for me, this week, next week, n ...
    May 10, 2017 - 1:00 pm
  • Webcoma

    I am hereby proclaiming a new word for the English language. I’m calling it, “webcoma.” I define “webcoma” as “The vegetative state of stupor caused b ...
    May 10, 2017 - 1:01 pm
  • Theresa J. Cockerton

    Theresa Jane Cockerton, 60, died Saturday evening, May 6, 2017, at Nelson Manor Health Care in Newton.  
    May 10, 2017 - 1:06 pm
  • Betty Jean Stravers

    Betty Jean Stravers, 92, of Prairie City, died Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at Senior Suites in Urbandale. A funeral service was Saturday,April 29 at Co ...
    May 3, 2017 - 11:56 am
  • Donald E. Osborn

    Donald E. “Bubby” Osborn, 87, of Prairie City, died Sunday, April 30,2017, at The Shores in Pleasant Hill. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Fri ...
    May 3, 2017 - 11:57 am
  • Carroll Jennings

    Carroll Jennings, 95, of Mitchellville, died Friday, March 31, 2017, at Altoona Nursing and Rehab. A funeral service was Tuesday, April 4 at Coburn Fu ...
    April 5, 2017 - 10:36 am
  • Tammy Wickett

    Tammy Wickett, 50, of Monroe, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at her home. A funeral service was Saturday, March 25 at the First Baptist Church in Monro ...
    March 30, 2017 - 1:15 am
  • Larry D. Clippinger

    Larry D. Clippinger, 86, of Altoona, died March 23, 2017, at his daughter’s residence in Missoula, Mont. A memorial visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m ...
    March 29, 2017 - 11:31 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 - 11:34 am

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