Members of Pymosa Lodge No 271 hosted a picnic style dinner Sunday evening Aug. 7 at the Lodge in Atlantic. Winners of the 2022 Masonic Scholarships and their families were treated to the evening meal.

ATLANTIC – Enrollment has increased in Atlantic to the point that an additional section of kindergarten, according to Atlantic Superintendent Steve Barber.

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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.

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ATLANTIC – Evan Adamon was not expecting an email earlier this year from the Iowa Choral Directors Association informing him that he had been chosen to receive the Outstanding Emerging Choral Educator award after being nominated by other association members.

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…

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 sexual abuse, an aggravated misdemeanor, in Page County.

The Cass County Assessor Office will be closed Thursday, Aug. 11 for training. The office will re-open on Friday, Aug. 12 at 8 a.m.

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…

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.

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.

U.S. gas prices have dipped under $4 a gallon for the first time in more than five months. AAA says the national average is $3.99 for a gallon of regular. That's down 15 cents in just the last week, and 68 cents in the last month. Gasoline peaked at around $5.02 a gallon on June 14. Motorists in California and Hawaii are still paying above $5, and other states in the West are paying close to that. The cheapest gas is in Texas and several other states in the South and Midwest. The decline reflects falling prices for crude oil, which have dipped close to $90 a barrel from over $120 a barrel in June.

The Ohio Highway State Patrol says an armed man who tried to breach the FBI’s Cincinnati office was shot and killed by police after he fled the scene, leading to an hourlong standoff. The man, who has not been identified, was shot after he raised a gun toward police. The shooting took place shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday. The man, wearing body armor, fled the FBI office, drove onto Interstate-71, then left the highway and abandoned his car on a nearby country road. The confrontation came as officials warned of an increase in threats against federal agents in the days following a search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

The Justice Department has asked a court to unseal the federal warrant the FBI used to search the Florida estate of former President Donald Trump. Announcing the action Thursday, Attorney General Merrick Garland cited the “substantial public interest in this matter." Garland also said he personally approved the search warrant, which was part of an ongoing Justice Department investigation into the discovery of classified White House records recovered from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida, earlier this year. Trump criticized the search anew, as did his allies who have demanded that the warrant be made public.

With graves marked only with numbers, not names, burial services were held for 11 more unidentified bodies found in Bucha. That's the town outside the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv which saw hundreds of people slaughtered under Russian occupation.  Under a grim gray sky, the two women and eight men were buried Thursday following their discovery in a mass grave near the town's Church of Andrew the Apostle. The 11th victim had been shot dead and found in a village 10 miles away. Another man who was shot dead but who was identified was also buried Thursday at the same cemetery. The civilian killings at Bucha have become a symbol of brutality of the war.

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — On a day of give and take, Western nations made more pledges to send arms to Ukraine while the European Union's full ban on Russian coal imports kicked in Thursday, adding to the sanctions against Moscow that intelligence claims are hurting its defense exports.

Thousands of Brazilians are rallying in defense of the nation’s democracy. The event was held Thursday at the University of Sao Paulo’s law school. It carried echoes of a gathering nearly 45 years ago when citizens amassed to denounce a brutal military dictatorship, which lasted two decades. At the rally, organizers read from documents supporting democratic institutions and the electoral system. While the letters don't mention President Jair Bolsonaro by name, they appear aimed at reining in the far-right leader as he seeks reelection.  Much like former U.S. President Donald Trump before him, Bolsonaro has repeatedly attacked the country's election system — without providing any evidence.