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U.S. Senate Drug Caucus to hold field hearing in Cedar Rapids

WASHINGTON — A panel of Iowans working to combat drug abuse will provide testimony at a field hearing of the U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control in Cedar Rapids on Oct. 14. The …

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Advocate News Football Contest Dixie Hannes wins week five

Week 5 of the Advocate News Football Contest was very close among participants. So much so, that money will be split again this week, as two contestants tied for second, and there were several tied …

Sports

Wilton meets Class 4A No. 1 in Prairie tournament finals

The Wilton volleyball team finished the River Valley Conference regular season schedule unblemished with a 25-17, 25-13, 25-17 sweep of Bellevue on the road Oct. 7. With the win, the Beavers moved to …

Opinion

Rock climbing walls another great addition to Wilton schools

This gig keeps me on my toes. It keeps me on the road, and puts me in situations I certainly wouldn't be in otherwise. I found myself in one of those situations a couple weeks ago, when I was …

Family News

Obit: Levering Babcock

Levering Lavern Babcock, 83, of Wilton, Iowa died Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 at Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 17 at Bentley Funeral …

  • Obit: Lynne Benton

    Lynne Yvonne Benton, 54, of Durant, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021at her home. …

  • Obit: Janice Schneekloth

    Janice Clara Schneekloth, 83, of Bloomfield, Iowa, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 at Good Samaritan Nursing …

  • Obit: Morris Noble

    Morris Alan “Morrie” Noble, 62, of Moscow, died on Friday Oct. 8, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa …

  • Birth: Brooks DeLong

    Brooks Oliver is the name selected for the son born Sept. 16, 2021 to Michael and Erin (Bohnsack) DeLong …

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