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It’s always a pleasure to spend a Friday evening at the Oak Tree Opry in Anita, when a really gifted group of musicians gather for a concert of ‘real’ country music.  Our last show just happened on Aug. 17, before we ‘hit the road’ to LeMars to conduct the 43rd National Old Time Country Musi…

The Cass County Conservation Board is holding “Mysterious Monarchs” Programs. The public programs will be held on Friday, Aug. 31, 4:30 p.m. - Lake Anita State Park Campground loop; Saturday, Sept. 1, 4:30 p.m. - Cold Springs Park Campground Shelter; Saturday, Sept. 8, 2 p.m. - Camblins Addi…

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The 2018 season unofficially began for Atlantic football on Friday night in a scrimmage at Class A AHSTW. The tune up lasted just over an hour and included 7-on-7 varsity to start followed by …

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CAM hosted Lenox on Friday at home for a preseason football scrimmage. The Cougars and Tigers took turns running 10 plays, gave varsity three series and junior varsity two.

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ATLANTIC – Atlantic Bottling has been selected as a Hall of Fame Award winner from the Iowa Grocery Industry Association. The company was named “Supplier of the Year,” and officials will be honored in November during the association’s Hall of Fame Dinner with other award winners.

Atlantic –Kim Kopp, BSN, WOCN, has been selected as an Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) 2018 Hospital Hero.  She will be recognized on Oct. 10 during the IHA annual meeting in Des Moines.  She is one of only 10 people from across the state chosen as hospital heroes this year.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — These Iowa lotteries were drawn Sunday:

The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s department has arrested three juveniles suspected with placing fishing line across the Wabash Trail apparently in an effort to harm bike riders during the po…

CRESTON, Iowa -- On Monday, August 13, 2018, the Union County Dispatch Center received a 911 call at approximately 11:55 p.m. in reference to a report of a male subject with a gun sitting on a…

Methodist Disaster Relief delivered 69 health kits of personal items like a towel, washcloth, toothbrush, comb, bandaides, nail clippers and bar of soap - by Atlantic United Methodists to Marshalltown for people caught in the recent tornado. The group is now working to prepare more such kits…

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Avoca – As summer ends and school resumes, it is once again time for open house/meet-the-teacher nights.  AHSTW will host their back to school night on Monday, August 27. In addition, the East Pottawattamie County Fair Board has decided to make the evening a little easier for teachers, stude…

The Griswold Optimists met on Aug. 17. There were five members and three guests present.  

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump insists that his White House counsel isn't a "RAT" like the Watergate-era White House attorney who turned on Richard Nixon, and he is blasting the ongoing Russia investigation as "McCarthyism."

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss America chairwoman Gretchen Carlson has struck back against the reigning Miss America, saying Cara Mund's allegations that Carlson and others have bullied and silenced her has led to the loss of $75,000 in scholarship money for this year's contestants.

TULTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Luis Enrique Urban Gomez was tidying up at his family's fireworks storage shed like any other day when an explosion ripped through the warehouse next door, killing its owner, leaving Urban with second- and third-degree burns and wounding seven others.

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan shopkeepers and consumers nervously awaited the launch of dramatic reforms announced by President Nicolas Maduro to rescue a downward-spiraling economy, including a new currency and a more-than-3,000 percent hike in the minimum wage.

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I stepped out into the back yard last night to grill supper for my wife and a strange phenomenon fell from the sky. It’s called rain. It was finally raining.

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”

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(20 Aug 2018) Highlights of this day in history: U.S. cruise missiles hit Afghanistan and Sudan after American embassies bombed in Africa; The Soviet Union invades Czechoslovakia; NASA's Voyager 2 launched; Singers Issac Hayes and Robert Plant born. (Aug. 20)