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  • Mount Ayr graduate preps for third space expedition

    Peggy Whitson of Beaconsville was nine years old when she watched the first man walk on the moon, sparking her interest in space exploration.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Ex-Marine convicted in 'Sniper' trial faces life in prison

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury has rejected the insanity defense of a former Marine in the deaths of famed “American Sniper” author Chris Kyl ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:07 am
  • Iowa Senate, House approve 10-cent fuel tax increase

    DES MOINES (AP) — After years of conflict over whether to increase the state fuel tax to pay for road improvements, the Iowa Legislature gave bipartis ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:06 am
  • Hair Tech students win second place at competition

    Hair Tech students were in the Cosmetology and Barbers of Iowa student competition "Fantasy – The Four Seasons" Feb. 8 at Prairie Meadows meeting and ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • O-M graduate wins new science teacher award

    DES MOINES — Jaclyn (Haag) Easter, an Orient-Macksburg graduate, and the sixth through eighth grade science educator at Bergman Academy School in Des ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • County assessor works toward complete reevaluation

    Union County is investigating the best senerio to start a complete reevaluation, which has not been done in more than 29 years.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Iowa Senate panel to review changes to anti-bullying bill

    DES MOINES (AP) — An Iowa Senate panel on Monday discussed several proposed changes to Gov. Terry Branstad’s bill on anti-bullying efforts in schools, ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Ebola drug shows some promise in first tests in West Africa

    SEATTLE (AP) — An experimental antiviral drug shows some early, encouraging signs of effectiveness in its first human test against Ebola in West Afric ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • SWCC budget hearing scheduled for March 10

    Southwestern Community College (SWCC) has proposed its budget for fiscal year 2016, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America’s wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed a ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Swift medical care for Pettit recognized at arena ceremony

    DES MOINES — Creston/Orient-Macksburg wrestling coach Darrell Frain sent out a mass text to team members late Saturday evening, calling them to meet o ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Well-Strung hits chord in Corning

    CORNING — Well-Strung, a group of four men from New York, took the stage at Corning Opera House in Corning Friday night and wowed the local audience. ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Jurors find Iowa woman not guilty of 2 killings in 1983

    WATERLOO (AP) — An Iowa woman was acquitted of two counts of first-degree murder Friday in the slayings of her husband and his girlfriend more than 30 ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • 'Birdman' tops Oscars defined by advocacy, originality

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood is smarter than you thought. Whether by design or chance, the 87th Academy Awards elegantly and subtly shifted the tone o ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • Pettit discharged from hospital; family issues statement

    DES MOINES — Creston/Orient-Macksburg wrestler Tayler Pettit was discharged from Mercy Medical Center late Sunday afternoon.
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Should state budget cuts include closing mental health facilities in Iowa?
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