As the snow piles up, the shovels and the snow blowers start to come out. However, the National Safety Council says moving snow can actually be dangerous for a person’s health, especially those who aren’t normally that active.


Junior Kate Hansen, High School TAG and High School LEO member, got lots of ‘thank yous’ when she organized the HS TAG Service Project, the Spartan Strong Mask Fundraiser, which raised $1,800.


ADAIR – Terry Young had always been interested in beekeeping. But his path from the farm instead took him around the United States as he worked in engineering, and lived in places, like Kansas City, Dallas, Los Angeles and San Antonio.

AUDUBON — A group of volunteers and board members of Audubon County Economic Development were probably tired after they spent time cleaning up a property at 408 Market Street, including moving hundreds of old tires, to prepare it for demolition.

When I'm working on the weekly 'bulletin' I do for the National Traditional Country Music Assn., it worries me that if this 'virus' thing doesn't end pretty soon, and with just a trickle of 'membership' money coming in at the 501(c)3 that I am the President of, it becomes a worry. Worry has …

Wiota United Methodist Women met on Jan. 13 with five members present. The meeting began with everyone reciting the “Purpose.” Roll call was a favorite winter pastime.

People interested in a permit to carry a hand gun in Iowa need to start with attending a gun training course.

Matthew Smith of Atlantic was named to the President's List at Grand View University for the 2020 Fall Semester. This signifies completion of at least 12 graded semester hours with an overall grade point average of 4.00.

AMES - More than 11,000 Iowa State University students have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the fall semester 2020 Dean's List. Students named to the Dean's List must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a mi…


AUDUBON — Bids on a building project at the Audubon Community Schools came in higher — $4 million higher — than the estimated cost, and Superintendent Eric Trager said that meant rejecting the bids and planning to rebid again next fall, after taking another look at the project.

The Cass County Local Food Policy Council currently has open positions for members and associate members, and is especially looking for new members who represent local meat processing as well as people who currently use food assistance programs.

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SIOUX CITY -- The number of deaths in Siouxland attributed to COVID-19 grew by just one on Tuesday, public health officials announced, continuing a trend of not only fewer deaths, but also fewer positive novel coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.

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SPRINGFIELD -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has launched an investigation to determine whether Illinois has violated federal law by enacting and enforcing the 2019 Reproductive Health Act which, among other things, requires certain health insurance plans to cover abortion services.

Since Democrats gained complete control of the federal lawmaking levers in the 2020 elections, some Congressional leaders from both major political parties have expressed support for the return of earmarks, the practice of funding specific projects in broader spending bills.


On Dec. 31, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office brought Rex Dean McDermott, 53, of Atlantic, to the Cass County Jail on a court ordered hold. He was released on $22,000 bond on Jan. 4.

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DES MOINES – Salute Gymnastics of Atlantic got back into action at the Chow’s Winter Classic, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, after nearly 11 months off due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Carter Cox, Cumberland University wrestling:Ranked eighth nationally at 125, Cox picked up a 12-4 major decision over University of the Cumberlands’ Gage Hudson. It wasn’t enough as the Patrio…

Officials with the Cass/Atlantic Development Corporation are partnering with Iowa Workforce Development and Iowa Economic Development Authority to complete a Laborshed employment study for the Cass area. This study will geographically define which communities contribute to Cass workforce, re…


CASS COUNTY – There’s a new face at Cass/Atlantic Development Corporation (CADCO). Jessi Klever started as assistant to CADCO Executive Director Jennifer McEntaffer on May 11.

ATLANTIC – The Atlantic Chamber received $2,000 worth of gift cards as part of a $200,000 donation from Fareway Stores, Inc. to Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executives (ICCE. Donations are given to chambers in communities with Fareway stores. They will be given to small businesses in the Atlanti…


CASS COUNTY — While Iowa is expanding the groups who can get a COVID-19 vaccination from age 75 to age 65 starting next month, there is still the problem of whether or not those vaccine doses will be on hand as the federal government hasn’t sent the state more doses yet, officials said Thursday.


ATLANTIC — The vaccine for Phase 1B of the COVID-19 hasn’t arrived in Cass County but the Iowa Infectious Disease Advisory Council (IDAC) has given recommendations on prioritizing vaccinations for Phase 1B to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), another step closer to getting all sta…

 LC Clinic is holding its annual Diaper Drive from Jan. 17 through Feb. 28. Huggies & Pampers in sizes Newborn,1,2,3,4,5 and 6 are needed for the Atlantic clinic opening soon at 507 Chestnut Street, and for the existing Creston and Stuart clinics. Please deliver diapers to one of the dro…

ATLANTIC – Cass County Health System has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that Cass County Health System is in the top one percent of 4,542 U.S. hospit…

Atlantic – Cass County Health System’s Senior Life Solutions, an intensive outpatient group therapy program for seniors, successfully made the transition to providing services remotely due to COVID-19 safety precautions.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two lawmakers announced plans Tuesday to introduce legislation that would put Minnesota among 25 other states and Washington, D.C., in legalizing sports betting, hoping to change their luck after attempts in past years failed to gain support.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are preparing to push ahead quickly on President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package even if it means using procedural tools to pass the legislation on their own, leaving Republicans behind.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen, sworn in Tuesday as the nation's 78th Treasury secretary and the first woman to hold the office, said in a message to the department's 84,000 employees that they would play a major role in addressing the country's biggest economic challenges.

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union called Tuesday on U.S. President Joe Biden to help draw up a common rule book to rein in the power of big tech companies like Facebook and Twitter and combat the spread of fake news that is eating away at Western democracies.

MOSCOW (AP) — A top ally of Alexei Navalny vowed Tuesday to keep up the fight to free the jailed Russian opposition leader and his battle to influence this year's parliamentary election despite a government crackdown on nationwide protests and its attempts to create a climate of fear.

LONDON (AP) — For nine months, Gordon Bonner has been in the “hinterlands of despair and desolation” after losing his wife of 63 years to the coronavirus pandemic that has now taken the lives of more than 100,000 people in the United Kingdom.