Avoca – Avoca Main Street, Inc. is once again holding it’s Longest Table event. The chef-hosted, locally-sourced, five-course meal will be held outdoors right in the middle of the town’s main street on Sept. 25. The Avoca Main Street Longest Table event is designed to celebrate the rural cit…

Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson recently released the names of students eligible for the Summer Semester Dean’s List. To be eligible, a student must have completed a minimum of six credits and earned a 3.5 to 3.99 grade point average for that semester

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Riverside 24, Sidney 0:The Bulldogs led just 3-0 at halftime, and just 10-0 after three quarters of play.But the defense was stout, and the ‘Dawgs did roll up 430 total yards while holding the…

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CASS COUNTY — Southwest Iowa is facing a battle that law enforcement is very concerned about — a new drug abuse trend resulting in overdoses and even deaths. They hope spreading the word can h…

Avoca – Avoca Main Street, Inc. is once again holding it’s Longest Table event. The chef-hosted, locally-sourced, five-course meal will be held outdoors right in the middle of the town’s main street on Sept. 25. The Avoca Main Street Longest Table event is designed to celebrate the rural cit…

MANNING — Voters in the IKM-Manning school district went to the polls on Tuesday to vote on a $19.1 million bond issue, to fund renovations in the middle and high school. In the end, the issue came up about 84 votes short of being approved. The measure would have included putting an addition…

The Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce, Cass/Atlantic Development Corp. and Cass County Extension have partnered together to offer a county-wide leadership program, “Leading Cass County”, that focuses on cultivating the next generation of community leaders.

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The campus's new flagship dining hall seats up to 1,385 at its nine themed "micro-restaurants." That's nearly twice the seats it had pre-makeover, which is now enough for the UI to stake its claim as the largest non-military college cafeteria in the U.S.

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CASS COUNTY — Southwest Iowa is facing a battle that law enforcement is very concerned about — a new drug abuse trend resulting in overdoses and even deaths. They hope spreading the word can help them get a handle on the issue before it gets overwhelming and causes more deaths.

Atlantic — Cass Health’s Senior Life Solutions team is hosting a free community walk in support of Suicide Awareness Month on Wednesday, Sept. 29, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Rotary Shelter at the Schildberg Recreation Area. The event is being co-hosted by Healthy Cass County and Cass Coun…

ATLANTIC – Cass Health has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2021 honor by Iowa Top Workplaces. Cass Health received the #16 ranking of the top mid-sized employers in Iowa, their highest yet. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by empl…

Atlantic – Cass Health is partnering with local schools to offer influenza vaccinations to area students. Students can get their flu shots at school from Cass Health staff on the following dates:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats can’t use their $3.5 trillion package bolstering social and climate programs to give millions of immigrants a chance to become citizens, the Senate’s parliamentarian said late Sunday, a crushing blow to what was the party’s clearest pathway in years to attaining t…

WASHINGTON -- The National Institutes of Health director says a government advisory panel’s decision to limit Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots to Americans 65 and older as well as those at high risk of severe disease is a preliminary step and predicts broader approval for most Americans “in the…

MOSCOW (AP) — From the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean, Russians across eleven time zones voted Sunday on the third and final day of a national election for a new parliament, a ballot in which the pro-Kremlin ruling party is largely expected to retain its majority after months of relentless …

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was travelling to the United States on Sunday with senior Cabinet officials to urge world leaders attending the U.N. General Assembly to take urgent action on climate change ahead of this fall's COP26 climate summit in Scotland.

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Ever since journalists started working from home in large numbers, they've begun adopting pets and, inevitably, writing about them. No problem there. I've worked from home since the 1980s, and caring for domestic animals has long been among my ruling passions.

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Here’s the latest for Sunday, Sept. 19: Women protest in Kabul over rights; US closes part of Texas border, begins flying Haitians home; Volcano erupts on Atlantic island; France tightrope star stuns in Eiffel tower walk.