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Elwick acquires building; Flickinger retail business

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Vinton City Councilman Brian Parr on Thursday morning became the first to legally license his UTV within the city limits. Council recently adopted an ordnance allowing their use in the city limits as long as a license is obtained from the city, which must be annually renewed just like the li…

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Few alive today remember when the Benton County Courthouse did not dominate the courthouse square. Here workers pose with some of the stonework which became part of the courthouse. Work is underway on the walls for the second floor of the two-story stone building, which sits on a raised base…

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

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Shellsburg ‘guinea pig’ for BDG economic development videos

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I am sure that many or all have heard this story about the geese. It is one of my favorite stories and I think it worth repeating. As a community of faith, I pray we encourage one another in our ministry.  

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Davenport Community School Superintendent Art Tate has been issued a state ethics reprimand for intentionally spending more than the state allows school districts to spend, an effort that could have drawn much more serious consequences for the city's top education official. 

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Anyone paying attention to this year’s county elections? They rarely have the pizazz of city and state elections and even the office holders remain fairly low key.

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Sallee, Whitson winners at State Fair Cookout

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New teachers for the Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District met in orientation sessions Thursday morning.

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STRATFORD, Iowa (AP) — Ty Murray has been hitting pieces of red hot steel with a hammer since he was about 9 years old when he was introduced to the art by his dad, Bill Murray.

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Josh Hahn puts a move on a WACO defender during the Wildcats' 25-14 loss to the Warriors on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at Jack Bolt Field.

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JANESVILLE -- Janesville got an early start to their 2018 8-man football season on Friday night with a Week 0 home date with WACO of Waylan.

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Support the W-SR Dance Team and surprise a Go-Hawk fan with a “flocking” of flamingos.

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The Go-Hawk Flock will be black and gold, and installed in donor’s yards during two weeks around Homecoming.

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With most summer school improvement projects completed, W-SR School Board members turned their attention to discussion of policy issues, approved handbooks for faculty and students, and a new fundraiser at their Aug. 13 meeting. 

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DES MOINES — Make recreational marijuana legal and end subsidies for the renewable energy industries. Those were among the policies proposed Friday by Mark David Strauss, the Libertarian candidate in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, during his remarks on the Des Moines Register Political Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair.

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Pat Van Aukes framed this photo of a church fire, but not has been able to find out where the church was located. She is seeking information about this Feb. 25, 1961, blaze. Listen to her story on the Waverly Newspapers YouTube channel or on waverlynewspapers.com.