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Operation LZ Releases Attendance Results

When the idea behind Operation LZ was first proposed, it was thought that maybe 10,000 people might come on both days to honor, thank, and welcome home veterans from the Vietnam War. That feeling continued for quite some time until registrations were taken, Facebook lit up, and then there were the phone calls. Organizers knew

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Ramirez Leads Waldorf in Season Opener

Battling hot and humid conditions, the Waldorf College men’s cross country team persevered to capture fifth place in Tuesday’s 22nd Annual Mustang Gallop. “Overall, it was a great first meet experience,” Waldorf head coach Kelsey Riggins said. “For the majority of the men, it was their first collegiate running experience and they all handled it very well.”


Beverly J. Smithe

Beverly J. Smithe, 87 of Lake Mills, IA died Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa in Mason City, IA. Arrangements are pending at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 902 East Main Street, Lake Mills, IA 50450. You can contact the family with on-line condolences at:   www.mittelstadtfuneralhome.com 641-592-0221


Money 2

“Your Money Your Future”

“Your Money Your Future” is an online class offered the first Monday of each month, beginning at 6:00 p.m., said Brenda Schmitt, an ISU Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist in family finance. “What do you do when there is more month than money? When the bills are paid and your bank account is at

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  • Sanders is ‘very gratified’ by ‘momentum’ behind his campaign September 3, 2015
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders this morning said even he has been surprised by the “momentum” behind his campaign and his dramatic rise in the polls. A recent Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register “Iowa Poll” found Sanders is the first choice of 30 percent of likely Iowa Democratic Party Caucus goers, just seven percentage points behind Hillary Clinton. […]
    O. Kay Henderson
  • Governor Branstad won’t appeal telemed abortion ruling September 3, 2015
    Iowa’s governor does not plan to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Iowa Supreme Court ruling on so-called “telemed” abortions. “I was very disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision, siding with Planned Parenthood,” Branstad says. “But unfortunately it does not look like something that is likely to be overturned on appeal.” The Iowa […]
    O. Kay Henderson
  • Preliminary figures show freshman enrollment up at UNI September 3, 2015
    The University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa and Iowa State University are all expected to release fall enrollment numbers next week, but UNI officials today issued some preliminary figures. UNI spokesman Scott Ketelsen says the number of new freshmen on the Cedar Falls campus is up 6 percent over last year. “This will be the […]
    Pat Curtis
  • Monarch Festival planned at Blank Park Zoo September 3, 2015
    Besides buzzing bees, monarch butterflies are one of the most important pollinators for our agricultural state and a festival is planned later this month to celebrate the orange-and-black insects. Jessie Lowry, the conservation manager at Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, calls monarchs “iconic” — they’re beautiful, fragile, vital to the ecosystem — and they’re […]
    Matt Kelley
  • #1 Pella moves on without All-State linebacker September 3, 2015
    Class 3A top ranked and defending champion Pella will play the remainder of the season without All-State linebacker Austin Schulte. The Iowa commit suffered an ACL injury in last week’s season opening win against Washington. Dutch coach Jay McKinstrey says Schulte will undergo surgery Friday morning. Pella visits second ranked Dallas Center-Grimes in a non-district […]
    Todd Kimm

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