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ATLANTIC – A proposal from Crouch Recreation for splash pad equipment and installation in Sunnyside Park would cost $244,000, company representative Eric Crouch told the Atlantic Park Board during a work session Tuesday night.

Atlantic Police are currently investigated an accident that occurred within the last hour (between noon and 1 p.m.) at Third and Linn Streets in Atlantic. No other details are available.

CLARINDA — An Adams County man faces assault and sexual abuse charges. The Adams County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jacob Alan Blake, 50, of Corning on Saturday for assault with intent to commit…

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Members of the First United Methodist Church will hold their Windsor Chop Dinner on Aug. 14 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the church, located at 800 Poplar Street. The menu will include BBQ Windsor Chop, corn on the cob, baked beans, pie and ice cream.

ATLANTIC — On Saturday, Aug. 13, you will be able to do a little road racing, spin your wheels; have plenty of pancakes; check out some crafts; take the kids to a variety of events from activity booths to carnival games and even a carnival games and a bike ride at Schildberg. Does any of thi…

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AVOCA -- Avoca Main Street hosted a consultant from Main Street America to review the Main Street program’s progress and provide recommendations for the downtown. Main Street America is a national organization that seeks to revitalize downtowns through preservation-based economic development…

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Atlantic will find more people buzzing around town, shopping and dining on Saturday, July 23. Participating Atlantic businesses will offer crazy summer deals during Discount Dayz, previously known as Crazy Dayz, shop local event.

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A water main break Tuesday afternoon led to the advisory. The break has been repaired and water service restored, but the city is awaiting water test results from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to confirm the water is safe for consumption. The boil advisory is in effect until at least 11 a.m. Thursday.

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The boys were transported to Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake, where the 15-year-old was pronounced dead. The 14-year-old was treated and released.

DES MOINES — Deidre DeJear, the Democratic candidate for Iowa governor, on Tuesday called on Republican incumbent Gov. Kim Reynolds to participate in at least three debates before the Nov. 8 election.

The LC Clinic, a pregnancy medical clinic, officially opened its Atlantic location last month, and celebrated with a visit from the Atlantic Chamber Ambassadors and ribbon cutting on Thursday.

Atlantic- Cass Health officials welcome three new rheumatologists to Atlantic Medical Center, RHC. Dr. Thomas Schmidt, Dr. Gino Chesini, and Dr. Stephen Slade will provide rheumatology care to patients beginning this fall.

Consumers struggling with skyrocketing prices for food, gas, autos and rent got a tantalizing hint of relief last month, when prices didn’t budge at all from June after 25 straight months of increases. With gas prices continuing to fall, inflation is probably slowing further this month. So has the worst bout of inflation in four decades possibly peaked? Economists say it’s way too soon to know for sure. Even if some prices should keep declining, others — housing costs, for example — are almost sure to remain painfully high. And that means there’s likely still a long way to go before inflation will get anywhere close to the 2% annual pace that Americans were long accustomed to.

Falling prices for gas, airline tickets and clothes gave Americans a little bit of relief last month, though overall inflation is still running at close to its highest level in four decades. Government data released Wednesday showed that consumer prices jumped 8.5% in July compared with a year earlier. That's down from a 9.1% year-over-year increase in June. On a monthly basis, prices were unchanged from June to July, the first time that has happened after 25 months of increases. The reprieve offered no certainty that prices would stay on the decline. Inflation has sometimes slowed only to re-accelerate later.

Artists in a small Mexican town are using their talents to revive muralism, a movement that put the country at the vanguard of art a century ago. Just as their famous predecessors did shortly after the Mexican Revolution, teachers and students at the Siqueiros School of Muralism in the central state of Hidalgo are decorating walls with images that encapsulate themes such as social injustice and workers' rights. Their pieces also reflect current global issues of concern, including climate change and violence against transgender people and women. Their goal is to keep alive the practice of using visual imagery to share messages of social and political importance.

Ukraine’s air force says that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in massive explosions at an air base in Crimea amid speculation they were the result of a Ukrainian attack. That would represent a significant escalation in the war. Russia denied any aircraft were damaged in Tuesday’s blasts — or that any attack took place. Ukrainian officials have stopped short of publicly claiming responsibility for the explosions, while poking fun at Russia’s explanation that a careless smoker might have caused munitions at the Saki air base to catch fire and blow up. Analysts have also said that explanation doesn’t make sense and that the Ukrainians could have used anti-ship missiles to strike the base.

British health authorities say they will offer a polio booster dose to London children age 1 to 9 after finding evidence the virus has spread in multiple regions of the city. In a statement Wednesday, Britain’s Health Security Agency said it had detected polio viruses derived from the oral polio vaccine in the sewage water of eight London boroughs. The agency says it hasn't found any cases of the paralytic disease in people and the decision to offer young children boosters is a precaution. British authorities are working closely with health authorities in the U.S. and Israel to investigate any links to polio viruses detected in those two countries.

Notice how you never hear anybody talk about "the information superhighway" anymore? The creation of the internet marked a big advance in human ingenuity, yes. As a lifelong reader who feels claustrophobic in libraries, it's been an enormous boon to my existence. I spend hours online every day.

Recently, this column focused on the Biden administration’s practice of allowing illegal border crossers to stay in the United States. Documents made public as a result of a lawsuit over border policy revealed just how many illegal crossers the administration has admitted into the country.

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Here are the top stories for Wednesday, August 10th: Biden signs bill extending benefits to military burn pit victims; Trump pleads the fifth in NY civil probe; Inflation falls from 40-year peak in June; China winds down military exercises near Taiwan.