DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today awarded four $1 million competitive grants through the Career Academy Incentive Fund to prepare more high school students for success in college, postsecondary training and the workforce.

The Cass County Conservation Board’s annual Turkey Coloring Contest Winners were announced last month. The contest was held between Kindergarten Students in Cass County and first, second and third place was awarded in each class. Pictured are Griswold contest winners.

CASS COUNTY – The Cass County Board of Supervisors will consider an economic development policy for commercial or industrial startups in the county after resident Kim Comes inquired if the county had any kind of tax abatement for new county businesses.


Staff at the Atlantic Chamber announced the winners of the lighted parade held Saturday night. Best Overall went to Heritage House-A WesleyLife Community; Best Holiday Spirit went to Villa Dance Company, and Best Use of Lights went to Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company.

ATLANTIC – The recount of the mayor runoff election votes will be held on Friday, according to Cass County Auditor Dale Sunderman.

ATLANTIC – The annual reconciliation check for the city of Atlantic, for Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) funds, came in a little higher than normal in November — at $177,000, it is the third largest reconciliation check the city has received.


EXIRA — While Christmas trees and lights are an integral part of celebrating the holiday, and families take care to decorate and light up their homes, Exira goes all out, with the help of local residents and the Exira Community Club.

ATLANTIC – A recount of the runoff election votes for Atlantic Mayor could happen later this week, Cass County Auditor Dale Sunderman said Friday.


Chestnut Street was packed with people Saturday night as a huge crowd came out for Atlantic’s Lighted Parade. It featured lots of lighted entries, and appearances from the Grinch, Santa and Scrooge winner and candidates. There were also lots of people waiting earlier in the day to take a car…

On a crisp morning in late October, a group of bicyclists gathered at Sunnyside Park for the first annual Tour de Parks.

ATLANTIC – Beef producers needing to renew or obtain their certification for Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) can attend an in-person workshop held Monday, Dec. 6 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The training will be held at Cass County Community Center at 805 West 10th Street in Atlantic.


Hear Ye, Hear Ye Lords and Ladies of the Atlantic Kingdom! The Atlantic High School Vocal Music Department will be presenting their 11th Annual Madrigal Dinner on Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 12 at 5 p.m. A madrigal dinner is a recreation of the Renaissance feast held in England during the 12 …


SOUTHWEST IOWA — Atlantic will celebrate holiday lights with a lighted parade starting at 6 p.m. tonight. But come early: from 3:30-5:30 p.m. there will be horsedrawn carriage rides and Santa will be in his cabin in City Park to visit with kids. Fireworks will kick off the parade, and if you…

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(The Center Square) – As officials continue to work to clear supply chain backlogs at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach, several members of Congress are calling on leaders in Washington to take further action to address supply chain disruptions ahead of the holiday season.

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Oelwein attorney and Fayette County magistrate John Sullivan will become district court judge in Judicial Election District 1B. Gov. Kim Reynolds made the announcement of her appointment of Sullivan as a district court judge on Tuesday.

Officials at the Atlantic Police Department are warning residents to be aware of a Medicare scam that is going around the area again.

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ATLANTIC – The Atlantic archery team kicked off the year hear at home Saturday, Dec. 4, with the largest tournament in the home Atlantic archery invitational with 427 archers signed up.

Amy Coenen, assistant vice president of ag and business banking at TS Bank in Atlantic, has successfully completed the 2021 Iowa Bankers Association (IBA) Introduction to Commercial Lending, which was held in Cedar Rapids on Oct. 18-20.

ATLANTIC- Cass County Public Health is holding a vaccination clinic on Friday, Dec. 3 at Cass County Public Health from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This walk-in clinic will provide Moderna booster vaccinations only.

About 3.3 million American households have children under 6 years of age who live in homes with lead exposure hazards. Even low levels of lead exposure can result in damage to the brain and nervous system, learning and behavior problems, growth and development, hearing and speech problems an…

A major outage in Amazon's cloud computing network Tuesday severely disrupted services at a wide range of U.S. companies for more than five hours, the latest sign of just how concentrated the business of keeping the internet running has become.

MOSCOW (AP) — When the leaders of the Soviet Union's three Slavic republics met at a secluded hunting lodge on Dec. 8, 1991, the fate of vast country hung in the balance. With a stroke of their pens, they delivered a death blow to the USSR, triggering shockwaves that are still reverberating …

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As 83-year-old Hanna Zientara endured subfreezing temperatures to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot in Warsaw, her 30-year-old grandson was starting a Canary Islands vacation while unvaccinated and stubbornly refusing his grandmother's repeated pleas to protect himself.

BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks advanced Wednesday in Asia after another broad rally on Wall Street as investors wagered that the new variant of the COVID-19 virus won’t pose a big threat to the economy.