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KALONA Renae’s Roadhouse was a quaint bar situated 11 miles northwest of Kalona. But owner Renae Baur-McGuire closed operations in December 2023, promising something new was on the …
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HILLS Sometime after 4th of July celebrations, Hills will get down to business, closing Iowa street for repairs and improvements. This project was approved at Hills’ city council …
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Hills Water Treatment Plant solar panels.
Over 1000 people were served on Sunday, May 12 at Hills Fire Department’s Pancake Breakfast. Community members waited in a line wrapping around the dining area and out the door of the Hills …
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Photo Galleries

Mid-Prairie girls soccer: 1A Tourney

Mid-Prairie sophomore Elise Gingerich scored her 14th goal of the season, but the Golden Hawks saw their season end in a 2-1 loss at Anamosa on Wednesday, May 15. Gingerich was the top sophomore …
The Mid-Prairie girls and boys track teams headed to Eddyville on  May 9 for a Class 2A state qualifier. The Golden Hawks girls won the team championship, and the Golden Hawks boys finished …
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WELLMAN Mid-Prairie honored their four seniors - Ella Titus, Eva Marner, Emily Curtiss and Ava Pence - during senior night which followed a 3-2 loss against the Washington Demons on Thursday, …
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Photos: State Track, Day 3

The final day of the Iowa High  School Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium featured a number of highlights among area schools: Mid-Prairie's Jovi Evans finished fifth in both …
Sports

Photos and results: State Track, Day 2

Mid-Prairie's Jayden Stafford won the 800-meter boys wheelchair race Friday at the Iowa High School Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, capturing the first of his four events in a …

Photos and results: State Track, Day 1

Opening Day at the Iowa High School Track and Field Championships produced plenty of personal bests and first-time podiums. Owen Scott of Hillcrest Academy captured third place in the 1A boys …

Hillcrest track and field teams qualify for state in seven events

SIGOURNEY On a rainy day in Sigourney the Hillcrest boys and girls track and field teams made their mark at this year’s state qualifiers. The Class 1A State Qualifying meet took place …
Obituaries
Glenn Ira Bender
   Glenn Ira Bender, 83, of Humboldt, Nebraska, peacefully passed away on May 5, 2024, at his rural home in Humboldt.    He was born in Weatherford, Oklahoma, on August 21, …
Mary Lou (Keifer) Frank
Mary Lou (Kiefer) Frank, 95, of Iowa City, passed from this life Tuesday, May 7, 2024. A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 10 a.m. at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Iowa …
Philip F. Sojka
Philip F. Sojka, 73, of Riverside, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at his home in Riverside.  Visitation will be held Saturday, May 18, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at St. …
Sue Ann Thomas
Sue Ann Thomas was born Feb. 9, 1940, in Numa, Iowa, the daughter of Orlando Leon and Eva Mary (Danay) Wyldes.  She graduated from Centerville High School in 1958.  Sue was united in …
Leo A. Kron
Leo A. Kron, 59, of Iowa City, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2024, at his home in Iowa City.    Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at …
Web Extras
Boomers have a drug problem, but not the kind you might think
Baby boomers – that’s anyone born in the U.S. between 1946 and 1964 – are 20% of the population, more than 70 million Americans. Decades ago, many in that generation experimented with drugs that were both recreational and illegal. …
Since the first cellphone came out in the '80s, how have they changed?
Spokeo dove into news sources like CNN, data from researchers like Pew Research Center, and online encyclopedias to uncover the history of cellphones.
Wildfire smoke is back – fires burning across Canada are already triggering US air quality alerts in the Midwest and Plains
Dozens of wildfires are burning across Canada in May 2024 and sending unhealthy smoke blowing into the northern U.S. again. At the same time, the southeastern U.S. is getting smoke from Mexico, where …
7 things your dog wants you to know about separation anxiety
(BPT) - Have you ever looked at your dog’s big sweet eyes and wondered, “What is going on inside your head?” If your answer is yes, you’re not alone. While your dog …
Is AI as capable as humans? Here's how far artificial intelligence has come.
Image generation is just one area in which AI use is exploding. Verbit used data from academic research to see how AI is progressing.