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IOWA CITY Johnson County Supervisors agreed on a pay increase of 3.75% at its budget session Feb. 21. Supervisors Chair Rod Sullivan had proposed the 3.75% rate at two budget voting …
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The Kalona Volunteer Fire Department’s new pumper tanker truck arrived at the station on Thursday, Feb. 22. The much-needed update to the fleet will give Kalona’s firefighters the ability to …
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RIVERSIDE Terry Farrell, a native of Cedar Rapids who was a star on the Star Trek “Deep Space Nine” TV show, will be the featured celebrity for Trek Fest 39, which will take place …
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Photo Galleries

Photo gallery: Hillcrest versus Maquoketa Valley basketball

The Hillcrest Ravens lost to the Maquoketa Valley Wildcats 59-46 on Thursday, Feb. 15, ending their playoff run. See The News, dated Thursday, Feb. 22, for the complete story.
LONE TREE The Lone Tree Lady Lions beat Winfield-Mt. Union 73-14 on Thursday, Feb. 8, advancing to round two. They then lost 71-36 to the Danville Bears on Tuesday, Feb. 13, ending their …
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Results from Highland's Luke Guseman's performance at the state wrestling tournament at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines taking place from Feb. 14-17. Luke Guseman (19-7) (1A-120) …
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Results from Lone Tree's Brock Nebergall's performance at the state wrestling tournament at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines taking place from Feb. 14-17. Brock Nebergall (14-17) (1A-113) …
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Mid-Prairie girls fall to Chariton in 3A regional

CHARITON Mid-Prairie’s girls basketball season ended against one of the state’s top scoring duos. Tatyana Allen-Winston and Mckenzie Snook of Chariton, who both rank among the …
Sports

Highland and Lone Tree end their wrestling seasons in Des Moines

DES MOINES  The third week of February brought finality once again as the best high school wrestlers in the state converged at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines for the annual IHSAA State …

Rockets close out the Golden Hawks' season

EDDYVILLE A tough challenge awaited the Golden Hawks in the second round of postseason basketball, going on the road to face off against the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Rockets.   …

Highland girls fall to North Cedar in dramatic 1A finish

RIVERSIDE Highland senior Sarah Burton scored a double-double in her final game. And so did senior teammate Stella Slaymaker. But in the final minutes of the Huskies’ first-round …
Obituaries
Daniel E. "Danny" Yoder
Daniel E. “Danny” Yoder, 90, passed from this life on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024, at the University of Iowa Hospital following a brief illness. A funeral service will be held Saturday, March …
Vada M. Secrest
Vada M. Secrest, 89, of Washington, passed from this life on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, at Halcyon House in Washington. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, at 10:30 a.m., at …
Dennis Lee Hochstedler
Dennis Lee Hochstedler was born Aug. 30, 1960, in Canton, Ohio, the son of Henry and Beulah (Hostetler) Hochstedler.  At the age of 1 month, he moved to the Kalona area with his family, which he …
Mary E. Steckley
Mary E. Steckly, 87, of Clarence, formerly of Frytown, passed from this life on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, at the Clarence Senior Living Center, in Clarence. A celebration of her life will be held …
JoAnn F. Murdock
JoAnn F. Murdock, 74, of rural Riverside, passed from this life Monday, Feb. 12, 2024, at her home. Per her wishes, her body will be cremated, and no service will be held. A celebration of …
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