On Sept, 30, Cass County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an accident at the intersection of 690th and Oxford Rd. near Cumberland. Mark Aupperle, of Atlantic was travelling westbound on Oxford Road driving a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado pickup. Aupperle did not see the stop sign and entered the i…

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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.

CASS COUNTY – Cass County Supervisor Steve Green said he would like to hear from city council representatives on whether their constituents are supportive of using a state radio system that could cost approximately $3 million.

Officials with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office announce the graduation of Jacob Reynolds from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy’s 298th Basic Class. The commencement was held Aug. 20 at the Valley Church in West Des Moines. During the ceremony, Reynolds was recognized for his shooting profic…

DES MOINES — Creston Resident Dustin Seley was charged with one count of murder in the first degree on Monday morning following an investigation into the death of Timothy Fechter, whose body was discovered on a rural Adair County road on July 1.

ATLANTIC — A report of a shooting Sunday night in Atlantic led to the arrest of Julian Joe Gallegos, Jr., 53, of Albuquerque, New Mexico with no injuries reported

On Sept, 30, Cass County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an accident at the intersection of 690th and Oxford Rd. near Cumberland. Mark Aupperle, of Atlantic was travelling westbound on Oxford …

VAN METER – The AC/GC Chargers took their first loss of the season Friday night, falling to the Bulldogs of Van Meter 41-7.

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ATLANTIC – The Atlantic girls’ swimming team had their most successful meet of the year so far Thursday night, picking up three event victories in a triangular meet with Council Bluffs Abraham…

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.

Atlantic High School will host a Youth Mental Health Symposium on Monday, Oct. 25 from 5-7:45 p.m. All middle school and high school students, parents, and community members in Cass County are invited to attend. The free event will include a meal sponsored by area businesses, door prizes, an…

The Cass County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Board met on Sept. 21 with 25 members, Denise Coder, Beth Spieker, Janelle Peterson and Brett Altman present. President Mary Strong called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m.

Iowa Western’s Continuing Education department is partnering with local hospitals and long-term health facilities to recruit and provide FREE Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training for the first 100 Iowa resident applicants! There will be training programs in Atlantic, Clarinda, Harlan, …

Every five years each county in Iowa evaluates its health needs and develops a five-year health improvement plan, and this spring mental health was identified as the number one health need in Cass County. What this feedback illustrates is a widespread awareness of the need to address mental …

RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) — When Donald Trump rallied Republicans this week to vote for Glenn Youngkin for governor in Virginia, the former president called in to a rally of diehard supporters. That may be the closest he gets to campaigning in the most closely-watched election of 2021.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — President Joe Biden says he would prefer to cut the duration of programs in his big social services and climate change package rather than eliminate some entirely, as Democrats struggle to win support from moderates by trimming what had been a $3.5 trillion proposal.

BERLIN, El Salvador (AP) — At a geothermal power plant near El Salvador’s Tecapa volcano, 300 computers whir inside a trailer as they make complex mathematical calculations day and night verifying transactions for the cryptocurrency bitcoin.

BEIJING (AP) — China on Saturday launched a three-person crew for a six-month mission aboard its space station that is planned at setting a new record for the length of time spent in space by Chinese astronauts as the country moves toward complete the orbiting structure.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The number of people in Puerto Rico who identified as “white” in the most recent census plummeted almost 80%, sparking a conversation about identity on an island breaking away from a past where race was not tracked and seldom debated in public.