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HILLS A stray firework or two shoots off in the middle of the night, signaling the end of Independence Day weekend. Shortly after, the Hills City Council met for their regular meeting on Monday, …
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Playoffs: Highland softball vs Calamus-Wheatland

Highland went on the road and defeated the Calamus-Wheatland Warriors, 4-2, in a Class 1A Region 8 quarterfinal matchup on July 10.  The Huskies scored twice in the second and held …
In the first round of the Class 1A playoffs, Hillcrest defeated the HLV Warriors, 5-4, on July 6.  Trailing by three, the Ravens scored four runs in the fifth to take the lead and this …
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Here's a look at Mid-Prairie's seniors in baseball and softball at Senior Night and other recent gamedays. SOFTBALL Gabi Robertson BASEBALL Bowen Burmeister Joe Hall …
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The Golden Hawks took part in the Rick Doran Classic at the Iowa Hawkeye Softball Complex on June 29.  Mid-Prairie played against the Davenport Central Blue Devils and the Davenport West …
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Hillcrest completes playoff comeback over HLV

KALONA With their season on the line, all the pressure was put on Hillcrest in their first-round home playoff game after their opponent, HLV, scored in three straight innings to take a three-run …
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Arrows take down Ravens in postseason play

WAPELLO Going on the road to start the postseason, Hillcrest knew the biggest obstacle in their way from reaching the second round was the pitcher with the third most strikeouts in the state, …

Springville edges Lone Tree in first round of regional play

LONE TREE The Lions put the tying runs in scoring position during the seventh inning of Monday’s postseason contest, but were unable to extend their season in a 12-10 loss to Springville. …

Burmeister throws no-hitter against Washington

WELLMAN When Landry Gingerich hit a double to score two runs early in a game July 29, it finished off a rare Saturday hit parade for Mid-Prairie’s baseball team. The Golden Hawks …
Obituaries
George Miller Jr
George Miller, Jr., 95, passed away peacefully Monday, July 8, 2024, at Parkview Manor in Wellman. George was born April 28, 1929, in Milford, Nebraska, the son of George S. and Katie Etta …
Kimberly Sue Swanson Meyer
Kimberly Sue Swanson Meyer, affectionately known as Kim to everyone, passed away peacefully on the morning of July 4, 2024, at her home near Keosauqua. Kim's journey began in Sigourney, Iowa, May 25, …
Robert Buford Adams
Robert (Bob) Buford Adams was born Dec. 28, 1954, in Newport, Rhode Island, to Lloyd and Paulina (Lambert) Adams. Bob moved to Iowa in 1986 so that he and his wife Linda and their young family could …
Jay P. Hulser
Jay P. Hulser, 64, of Kalona, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at the University of Iowa Hospital following a sudden illness. He has been cremated and no services are planned. Memorial donations …
Glennis Steckly Stutzman
Glennis (Steckly) Stutzman was born Nov. 17, 1929, in rural Johnson County, the daughter of Enos J. and Amy L. (Hershberger) Steckly. Following graduation from Wellman High School, Glennis attended …
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Hurricane Beryl’s rapid intensification to Category 5 is alarming: Here’s why more tropical storms are exploding in strength
Hurricane Beryl hit the island of Carriacou, Grenada, on July 1, 2024, with 150 mph sustained winds. NOAA Hurricane Beryl was the latest Atlantic storm to rapidly intensify, growing quickly from …
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Cool Ways to Protect Yourself from Heat-Related Illness
(NAPSI)—Much of the U.S. could face hotter than normal conditions this year as the climate crisis drives higher temperatures—but you can keep yourself and those you care about safe.   …
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When will rural areas get good internet?
(BPT) - Do you live in a rural area? How’s your internet service? Is it good, bad ... or just not there?People in big cities usually have at least one good option to get strong internet. …
Celebrate Salad Season Outside the Bowl
(Family Features) From putting a family meal on the table after activities to hosting a large crowd at your next get-together, a seasonal favorite like Caesar salad can serve as the perfect canvas for creating quick, easy-to-prepare meals like Creamy Truffle Caesar Pork Sandwiches and Chicken Caesar Tacos.