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  • Audubon awarded Bank Iowa Traveling Challenge Cup
    Audubon High School hosted their Bank Iowa Traveling Challenge Cup ceremony on Tuesday to a full house including students from third through 12th grades, staff and community members. The football cheer squad and band also participated in the event.
  • The Carroll High class that’s never had a reunion — until now
    A few weeks ago my husband and I attended a discussion with Ken Burns where we saw a preview of his upcoming documentary “Vietnam.”  The crowd, about 800 people, settled as a black-and-white film began with scratches and stutters from now-archaic camera footage.
  • Weaver launches Super PAC aimed at King, GOP
    A former Democratic candidate in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District has launched a political organization to boost her party on rural issues and challenge, among other people, her last rival, U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron.
  • School sales tax should  be priority legislation
    The first rule of medicine or reasonable politics is: first, do no harm. The Iowa Legislature should follow this dictum when it reconvenes to extend the life of the school local option sales tax that is used for infrastructure.
  • Why Mr. Knott earned your vote Tuesday
    In the 1960 movie “Inherit the Wind,” a signature piece of filmmaking that dramatizes the Scopes Monkey Trial, Spencer Tracy’s character, the attorney defending the teaching of evolution in schools, in very animated fashion delivers one of the best lines in cinematic history.
  • Another profile in courage
    “I ... looked down into my open grave,” said Senator Edmund Ross of Kansas as he cast the deciding vote in the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson in 1868, and famously quoted by President John F. Kennedy in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Profiles in Courage.” Before his vote, Senator Ross vowed that he had taken his oath of office so that he would “have the courage to vote according to the dictates of my judgment and for the highest good of the country.”
  • A baby bump?  Think twice, fetus carrier, says Democratic candidate

    J.D. Scholten considers himself generally under the pro-choice rubric as a candidate on the position of abortion.

  • Former minor league player wants to take ‘Iowa values back’ from King
    Bonnie Brown realized her passion for social activism 13 years ago while she was a freshman in high school.  

    Brown, a University of Iowa alumnae, maintained her passion through her collegiate studies.
  • Undisputed in the Midwest
    A handful of miles south of Missouri Valley on Interstate 29 views of Omaha’s skyline fill the winshield. It’s just minutes from the urban reaches of Nebraska’a largest city to the vastness of farmland that stretches here to west-central Iowa.
  • Grassley delivers big Medicare win for St. Anthony
    A key exchange between U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price will mean about $5 million over two years in funding for St. Anthony Regional Hospital through a Medicare-reimbursement demonstration project aimed at buoying rural regions.
  • Spencer councilwoman running for King’s congressional seat
    Leann Jacobsen didn’t hesitate on the question.
  • On tight vote, DOT boosts Highway 30
    Carroll businessman and community leader Adam Schweers spearheaded a big win for rural Iowa this morning.
  • Sioux City hurler Scholten looks to shut out King
    The year is 2006. Professional baseball player J.D. Scholten is struggling to find a team willing to give him a chance.

    Scholten, a Sioux City native, played for the Sioux City Explorers in previous years. He decided to give the team a call.
  • Sunday silence: Hubbell doesn’t want to talk faith
    Businessman-turned-politician Fred Hubbell’s biography is generations deep in Iowa. In fact, it tracks with the history of our state itself.
  • Book it! 62%
    Carroll’s new library is a go.
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