Thirty-four Audubon FFA members joined over 5,800 members from across Iowa celebrating success as they gathered for the 89th Iowa FFA Leadership Conference on April 9-11 at Iowa State University’s Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa.  The Iowa FFA State Leadership Conference is the 5th largest of …

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Audubon County farmer Blane Kerkhoff has won the opportunity to direct a $2,500 dollar donation from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, to Audubon Community Cinema (ACC).

The Audubon FFA's annual chapter banquet was held on Friday, March 31st at the Audubon High School.  Over 400 members, parents, and guests were in attendance to recognize the chapter and its member's numerous accomplishments over the last twelve months.  It was hosted by Advisor, Mrs. Britta…

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa athletic director Gary Barta has testified that three rounds of complaints from parents and field hockey players prompted an investigation into the program that led to the firing of coach Tracey Griesbaum in 2014.

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DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad played the gender card Monday to counter Democratic complaints over his $150,000 transition request for Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, saying they didn’t object to past expenditures for incoming men moving into the state’s top executive post.

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DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad played the gender card Monday to counter Democratic complaints over his $150,000 transition request for Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, saying they didn’t object to past expenditures for incoming men moving into the state’s top executive post.

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BOSTON (AP) — Attorneys general from 20 states and the District of Columbia are faulting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for rolling back Obama-era guidance they say is helping protect student…

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DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday he likely will sign into law legislation to expand access to medical cannabis for more seriously ill Iowans, but first he wants to make sure the bill doesn’t have unintended consequences that would allow recreational use of marijuana-derived products.

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The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 50-year-old Samantha Kay Bailey of Gray, after her grandchildren ingested methamphetamine that they found in her purse.

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A credit/debit card skimmer has been found at the Yesway Convenience Store in the City of Audubon. Police Chief Matt Starmer said, “The Audubon Police Department and the Yesway management are …

DUNLAP — Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton’s boys golf team finished atop a field of seven Rolling Valley Conference teams at a meet Monday hosted by Boyer Valley at the Dunlap Golf Course.

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CORNING — Audubon girls tennis snatched a 5-4 match from Southwest Valley Tuesday for its first win of the season. 

ATLANTIC — All’s Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton senior Cole Burns said after Tuesday’s CAM Classic is that records are meant to be broken.

ATLANTIC — Though it was primarily just part of the gameplan that Shelbi Wilson would run the 3,000-meter run for a win so she could garner 10 team points for Exira-EHK’s girls track squad at …

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TREYNOR — Audubon girls track coach Tony Konkler says he’s been pleased with how consistent his team has been so far, though he’s hoping their consistency begins to turn into improvement.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The questions started less than an hour after the Indiana Pacers season officially ended.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Smith has seen the young quarterbacks walking through the doors of the Chiefs' facility the last few weeks, each wanting nothing more than to one day take his job.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk has helped kick off NFL draft week by taking to the air and skydiving.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers will be getting reserve guard Austin Rivers back for Game 5 against the Utah Jazz.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey is hoping for further review of new football recruiting rules to be considered by the NCAA's Board of Governors this week.

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It was just over a year ago that the Children’s Nest, Audubon County’s first childcare center opened in an unused wing of the Friendship Home, a long-term care facility in Audubon.

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A major hurdle in the planning stages of Waspy’s Truck Stop south of Audubon has been cleared, as the FAA has made a determination regarding the property. Progress on the proposed business, which would feature a full service truck stop, convenience store, 24 hour cafe, coffee bar, 40-room ho…

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A ribbon cutting was held on Oct. 18 at the new AMVC Warehouse, located on the AMVC Veterinary Services campus at the north end of Audubon. The building, which will be a biosecure site, will serve as a distribution point for the many products and supplies needed by customers of AMVC Veterina…

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The Exira Community Club hosted a series of ribbon cuttings on Thursday, Oct. 6 to celebrate three new businesses in the community. They started at Holistic Healing Massage, located inside Salon 207. Kim Wood is the Licensed Massage Therapist who operates the business. After that, the Commun…

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On Sunday, Sept. 18, the Williams Welding crew was called in to help in taking down the old Rose Theater marquee.  The Audubon Community Cinema group has had a goal of removing the marquee to assess the damage to the structure.  Years of neglect and the harsh Iowa winters had definitely take…

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A white oak tree that has watched over a New Jersey community and a church for hundreds of years began its final bow Monday as crews began its removal and residents fondly remembered the remarkable piece of natural history. (April 24)

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa athletic director Gary Barta has testified that three rounds of complaints from parents and field hockey players prompted an investigation into the program that led to the firing of coach Tracey Griesbaum in 2014.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's technology czar has contracted to spend $208,000 in tax dollars for two professional memberships even though the state is without a budget and is billions of dollars in debt, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A Cameroon military court has sentenced a correspondent of Radio France International's Hausa service to 10 years in jail after convicting him of non-denunciation of acts of terrorism and laundering proceeds of terrorist acts.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened to cancel an upcoming meeting with Germany's foreign minister unless the visiting diplomat cancels an appointment with two groups critical of Israel's actions in the West Bank.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's president on Monday denounced French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's recent comments denying France's role in the Holocaust as "uniquely disturbing" and urged his country not to make "unholy alliances" with rising nationalist parties in Europe.