The future of Atlantic Trojan football -- and those of other area schools, in some cases -- was shaped through the annual Nishna Valley Family YMCA’s flag football program.

Merlin Mikkelsen of Atlantic is turning 80 years old on Nov. 6. Family and friends suggest a card shower, and cards may be sent to him at 215 West 14th Street, Atlantic, Iowa 50022.

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The future of Atlantic Trojan football -- and those of other area schools, in some cases -- was shaped through the annual Nishna Valley Family YMCA’s flag football program.

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GUTHRIE CENTER -- Audubon, Exira-EHK and and other surrounding teams made a trip Thursday to ACGC High School in Guthrie Center for the Iowa Class 1A state qualifying meet.

ATLANTIC - Another wet week had farmers falling further behind with the soybean harvest now 11 days behind the average and the lowest percentage completed since the United States Department of Agriculture began keeping records.

With harvest off to a shaky start concerns over decreased yields and anxiety over trade barriers will be somewhat alleviated by the addition of up to $12 billion in short term aid to farmers approved US Department of Agriculture in August.

ATLANTIC - With enrollment expected to continue to fall, the Atlantic school district will be facing an ongoing loss of revenue over the next couple years and is an issue school board members said Wednesday needed be addressed sooner, rather than later.

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DES MOINES — Democrats expressed skepticism Monday over Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds’ support for allowing Iowa women to buy birth control without a prescription, calling the proposal an election-driven change by a candidate who senses she has a problem heading into Nov. 6 balloting.

Merlin Mikkelsen of Atlantic is turning 80 years old on Nov. 6. Family and friends suggest a card shower, and cards may be sent to him at 215 West 14th Street, Atlantic, Iowa 50022.

When Rob Cooney reached Freeport Beach in Pennsylvania after swimming 24 miles from Long Point, Ontario, in 13 hours and 32 minutes, he was greeted with applause from more than 200 people who were thrilled to see him become just the 21st person since 1989 to complete the rugged Lake Erie test.

Like many people, Michael Wojcik was on a daily medication he didn’t really want to take — and would often forget to take — because he felt fine. Wojcik's cholesterol numbers would rise and fall, but in any case were dangerously high. The medication was, for all intents and purposes, supposed to keep him alive.

It’s right around the corner. That’s right — flu season. And like clockwork, the familiar muscle aches, coughs, chills, headaches, runny noses, sneezes and sore throats return, too. With the kids back in school, there’s also a much greater chance that they could catch a bug and bring it home to share with the rest of the family.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonprofit named for the late Sen. John McCain is looking for "mavericks" to vote in the Nov. 6 midterm election and fight for human rights around the world as President Donald Trump pursues his "America first" foreign policy.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump is offering no evidence to support his assertion that "unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in" with Central American migrants moving toward the U.S. southern border. Associated Press journalists who have traveled with the migrant caravan for more tha…

“How do I Obey what God is calling to to do?” is a huge question to unpack, but it’s an important one.

Before 1941, Iowa raised a lot of non-commodity crops. For example the Atlantic Canning Company processed sweet corn that was grown locally with the final product shipped all over the world. The following two paragraphs, taken from the Atlantic News Telegraph 1913 Industrial Section describe…

“...if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move.”                                                                                                                                  -Matthew 17:20