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  • CMB softball claims fifth-place trophy

    FORT DODGE — Players from Collins-Maxwell/Baxter softball team were still thinking about Wednesday’s 8-5 loss to third-ranked Solon when they stepped ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:46 am
  • Raider baseball team eager to prove they belong on big stage

    Two summers ago, Collins-Maxwell/Baxter senior Brady Stover was watching the state baseball tournament at Principal Park with his father, Wes Stover.
    July 22, 2016 - 11:47 am
  • It’s a wrap — almost, until

    Summer high school sports wrapped up for me a week ago, but we still have one area high school baseball team playing. Collins-Maxwell/Baxter’s Raiders ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • CMB baseball team clinches berth into state tourney

    STORY CITY — Four seasons after back-to-back one-win campaigns, the Collins-Maxwell/Baxter baseball team is state tournament bound.
    July 21, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Slow start plagues CMB softball in state opener

    FORT DODGE — The 14th-ranked Collins-Maxwell/Baxter softball team proved it belonged on the big stage Wednesday at the Iowa High School State Softball ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:42 am
  • Siblings play key roles in CMB history

    The Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union are two separate entities.
    July 21, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • CMB baseball game moved to Wednesday

    Collins-Maxwell/Baxter’s baseball team has to wait another day to go after a Class 2A state tournament berth. Tuesday’s 2A Substate 7 championship gam ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • Rain pushes CMB state softball game to Wednesday

    FORT DODGE — Iowa state softball tournament games were rained out Tuesday in Fort Dodge — the second day of the state tournament — and the Collins-Max ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • CMB wins district title, upsets No. 9 Norsemen

    STORY CITY — The superlatives to describe Brady Stover’s efforts on the mound during the Class 2A District 13 tournament are running thin.
    July 18, 2016 - 12:01 pm
  • Cardinals end season in district play

    PELLA — Four out of seven innings Newton High’s Cardinals had baserunners against fifth-ranked Pella’s Little Dutch and their ace senior Grant Judkins ...
    July 18, 2016 - 12:11 pm
  • Juanita M. Shuey

    Juanita Maxine (Blackledge) Shuey was born April 26, 1934 to Glenn and LeOra (Emmack) Blackledge. She passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at 6:40 ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:54 am
  • Kerry Gene Godfrey

    Kerry Gene Godfrey, 68 of Newton, died Thursday, July 21, 2016 at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha. Private Memorial ser ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:57 am
  • Lois I. Sevenbergen

    Lois I. Sevenbergen, 89, of Newton died on Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Newton Healthcare. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, July 25, ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:59 am
  • Norman Ralph Waddle

    Norman Ralph Waddle, 84, of Monroe, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016 at Newton Healthcare in Newton. Private graveside services will be held at Si ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Christa May Schipper

    Christa May Schipper, 34, died on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines.A ce ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Marsha Rae Holderness

    Marsha Rae Holderness, 74, of Blue Springs, Mo., formerly of Independence, Mo., passed away, Monday, July 18, 2016 at the Parkway Senior Living in Blu ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • Charles Randolph Anderson

    Charles Randolph “Butch” Anderson, 95, died Thursday, July 14, 2016, at the Skiff Medical Center in Newton. Butch’s memorial service will be at 1:30 p ...
    July 19, 2016 - 12:07 pm
  • Maurice H. Phillips

    Maurice H. Phillips, 86, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 17, 2016, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
    July 19, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • Carla Jo Greer

    Carla Jo Greer, 69, of #1 Hackworth Drive, Ottumwa, died at 11:20 p.m. July 16, 2016 at her home.She ...
    July 19, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • C. Wayne Miller

    C. Wayne Miller, the son of Josiah and Lydia (Rosenthal) Miller, was born Dec. 11, 1920 in Vandalia, Iowa. He was the seventh child in a family of eig ...
    July 19, 2016 - 12:10 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• David R. Neasham, 51, of Newton, was arrested on two Jasper County warrant ...
    July 18, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kristin E. Mitchell, 44, of Newton, is charged with public intoxication af ...
    July 13, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Casey J. Brandt, 33, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant af ...
    July 12, 2016 - 1:28 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Lynne M. Golinvaux, 53, of Newton, is charged with assault causing bodily ...
    July 11, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Brent L. Skinner, 51, of Des Moines, is charged with public intoxication a ...
    July 8, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office • Dave S. Clarke, 45, of Monroe, is charged with possession of drug ...
    July 7, 2016 - 12:04 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Ethan D. Vanderleest, 34, of Prairie City, was arrested on a Dallas County ...
    July 6, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Tyler D. Lakin, 25, of Newton, is charged with driving while license suspe ...
    July 1, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Derek L. Gladson, 31, of Palo, was arrested on a Mahaska County warrant af ...
    June 30, 2016 - 10:32 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Megan M. Kinart, 26, of Newton, is charged with disorderly conduct after a ...
    June 29, 2016 - 10:33 am
  • What I’ve learned from weight loss

    like finding your Christmas presents three weeks before Christmas. You're in the basement doing laundry when in the corner of your eye you see wrapped ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • CCI needs your involvement

    We’re in a “movement moment” right now.More and more grassroots Iowans are getting involved in issue ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Bakken Pipeline update

    Authorization for taking private property away from individual landowners in Jasper County and allowing an out of state, limited liability corporation ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Keeping life easy

    Editor’s note: This column originally published July 29, 2015I’m low-maintenance. As I was puttering ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Support Safe Routes to School

    I support the use of DOT funds to support the Safe Routes to Schools program. Allowing children safe and efficient ways to use active transportation t ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Let’s make some magic

    On paper, this seemed like a crazy idea, something you wouldn’t tell your friends and family you were attending.
    July 21, 2016 - 11:49 am
  • Disappointed in city’s marketing plan

    As the former Director of Marketing and Tourism for the Jasper County Alliance for Economic Development I am extremely disappointed to learn what is h ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Two books and a movie

    Augusten Burroughs has a new book out to compliment “Running with Scissors,” “Dry,” and “Possible Side Effects.” It’s “Lust and Wonder: A Memoir.” Lik ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • No bike lanes needed on First Avenue

    I read with interest the editorial of July 13. I would agree with your opinion, but you didn’t mention anything regarding the proposed bicycle lanes.
    July 21, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Trimming the supply might help

    Nearly every American has an opinion on second amendment rights. However, as there are no manufacturing rights directly addressed in the U.S. Constitu ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:38 am
  • Fire up the flavor with grilled fruits, vegetables

    It’s grilling season! What better way to fill half of your plate with fruits and veggies than to take advantage of the season. Grilling enhances the s ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • Summer grilling — add variety, health to your list

    We are a couple of months into grilling season — a great time to add variety to your grilling adventures beyond traditional hamburger or hot dog optio ...
    July 7, 2016 - 11:48 am
  • Beat the heat, stay cool

    Jasper County Health Department and IMPACT Community Action Partnership urge residents to prepare for extreme heat this summer.
    June 30, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Aspirin often wrongly prescribed for atrial fibrillation

    More than one-third of U.S. patients with the abnormal heartbeat atrial fibrillation who need a blood thinner to prevent strokes aren’t getting one, r ...
    June 23, 2016 - 12:08 pm
  • Slips and Falls

    While the popular rhyme, “Sticks and Stones,” claims that “names will never hurt me,” that’s not the case with “Slips and Falls,” which can cause seri ...
    June 17, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • How to speed up metabolism

    When attempting to lose weight, men and women can expect to hear or read a lot about their metabolism. The process by which the body converts the food ...
    June 16, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • Find healthy foods while on the go

    Nice weather often equates to an uptick in road trips. During such trips, motorists and their passengers will need to take breaks to refuel both their ...
    June 9, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • 5 Simple Steps to Power up Your Summer Salads

    It’s a great time to give your salads a powerful boost by choosing nutrient-rich ingredients. Salads don’t have to be boring, tasteless diet foods. Wi ...
    June 2, 2016 - 12:21 pm
  • Ready, set, mango

    Not only are mangos one of the world’s most popular fruits, they’re also the most versatile. Lush and flavorful mangos work their tropical magic from ...
    May 26, 2016 - 12:39 pm
  • Cancer patient receives first penis transplant in US

    BOSTON (AP) — A cancer patient received the first penis transplant in the United States, a Boston hospital said.
    May 16, 2016 - 10:49 am