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Lively discussion at Kaufmann's Bennett listening post

State Rep. Bobby Kaufmann (R-Wilton) held a listening post in Bennett on Feb. 9. The event was originally set to take place Jan. 19, but winter weather caused it to be rescheduled. Nevertheless, a …


Wilton boys win first District game in three years

Class 2A DistrictWilton 60, Louisa-Muscatine 48For the first time in three years, the Wilton boys’ basketball team won a District game Feb. 13, with a 60-48 win over Louisa-Muscatine.The game …


Technology doesn't always trump simple mathematics

If I wasn't there, I wouldn't have believed it. In a matter of around 45-60 minutes, the Durant bowling team members had their hearts ripped from their chests and put back in again by the Iowa High …

Family News

Death Notice: Darwin Riessen

Darwin Riessen Darwin P. Riessen, 81, of Blue Grass, died on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 at his home, after a long battle with brain cancer. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22 at …

  • Dickeys to note 50th anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Ron Dickey of Muscatine will note their 50th wedding anniversary this week. Patricia J. …

  • Birth: Claire Flammang

    Claire Elizabeth is the name selected for the girl born to Josh and Emily Flammang of North Liberty. …

  • Obit: Lyle Mumm

    Lyle N. Mumm, 72, of Fort Dodge, died on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2019 at UnityPoint Hospital. …

  • Obit: Gary Mehrens

    Gary L. Mehrens, 69, of Davenport, died on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at Bettendorf Health Care Center. …

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