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News
RIVERSIDE Terry Farrell, a native of Cedar Rapids who was a star on the Star Trek “Deep Space Nine” TV show, will be the featured celebrity for Trek Fest 39, which will take place …
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LONE TREE El Guanaco, Lone Tree's Salvadorian/Mexican restaurant, is set to offically close down operations after this Saturday, Feb. 24.  The Ramirez family opened El Guanaco in …
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Owners of El Guanaco restaurant in Lone Tree, the Ramirez family: Rodolfo and Ana, center, flanked by daughers Yessica, Johana, and Karen.
WASHINGTON Following approval of revisions to the job description, the Washington County Supervisors Tuesday approved county employee Kyle L. Evans as the county’s information (IT) Assistant …
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Photo Galleries

Photo gallery: Hillcrest versus Maquoketa Valley basketball

The Hillcrest Ravens lost to the Maquoketa Valley Wildcats 59-46 on Thursday, Feb. 15, ending their playoff run. See The News, dated Thursday, Feb. 22, for the complete story.
LONE TREE The Lone Tree Lady Lions beat Winfield-Mt. Union 73-14 on Thursday, Feb. 8, advancing to round two. They then lost 71-36 to the Danville Bears on Tuesday, Feb. 13, ending their …
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Results from Highland's Luke Guseman's performance at the state wrestling tournament at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines taking place from Feb. 14-17. Luke Guseman (19-7) (1A-120) …
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Results from Lone Tree's Brock Nebergall's performance at the state wrestling tournament at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines taking place from Feb. 14-17. Brock Nebergall (14-17) (1A-113) …
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Mid-Prairie girls fall to Chariton in 3A regional

CHARITON Mid-Prairie’s girls basketball season ended against one of the state’s top scoring duos. Tatyana Allen-Winston and Mckenzie Snook of Chariton, who both rank among the …
Sports

Highland and Lone Tree end their wrestling seasons in Des Moines

DES MOINES  The third week of February brought finality once again as the best high school wrestlers in the state converged at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines for the annual IHSAA State …

Rockets close out the Golden Hawks' season

EDDYVILLE A tough challenge awaited the Golden Hawks in the second round of postseason basketball, going on the road to face off against the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Rockets.   …

Highland girls fall to North Cedar in dramatic 1A finish

RIVERSIDE Highland senior Sarah Burton scored a double-double in her final game. And so did senior teammate Stella Slaymaker. But in the final minutes of the Huskies’ first-round …
Obituaries
Daniel E. "Danny" Yoder
Daniel E. “Danny” Yoder, 90, passed from this life on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024, at the University of Iowa Hospital following a brief illness. A funeral service will be held Saturday, March …
Vada M. Secrest
Vada M. Secrest, 89, of Washington, passed from this life on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, at Halcyon House in Washington. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, at 10:30 a.m., at …
Dennis Lee Hochstedler
Dennis Lee Hochstedler was born Aug. 30, 1960, in Canton, Ohio, the son of Henry and Beulah (Hostetler) Hochstedler.  At the age of 1 month, he moved to the Kalona area with his family, which he …
Mary E. Steckley
Mary E. Steckly, 87, of Clarence, formerly of Frytown, passed from this life on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, at the Clarence Senior Living Center, in Clarence. A celebration of her life will be held …
JoAnn F. Murdock
JoAnn F. Murdock, 74, of rural Riverside, passed from this life Monday, Feb. 12, 2024, at her home. Per her wishes, her body will be cremated, and no service will be held. A celebration of …
Web Extras
While average personal debt has dropped since 2019, a third of Americans say they're carrying the highest debt ever
Money.com dives into a 2023 Northwestern Mutual and the Harris Poll survey, along with Federal Reserve Data, to uncover how much debt the average American has.
Single-use plastics revolutionized the medical industry. Now, they're raising concerns about sustainability.
Medical Technology Schools analyzed studies and news reports to illustrate why experts are raising alarms about the unsustainable use of medical plastics.
How much does it cost to win Best Picture? Breaking down the biggest and smallest budgets.
Stacker looked at data from The Numbers on production budgets of Oscar-winning films to see what it costs to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
The county receiving the most Small Business Administration loans in each state
Flippa identified the county in each state where applicants were approved for the most Small Business Administration loan funds per capita in 2023.
How to tackle spring cleaning, even when you have pets
(BPT) - The idea of giving your home a thorough cleaning each spring is very appealing, but can also be overwhelming. It may even seem impossible, given today's busy lifestyles, active children …