Pate partners with Iowa company to protect election cybersecurity

DES MOINES – Pratum, a cybersecurity firm based in Ankeny, is assisting the Secretary of State’s Office and all 99 counties to protect elections by helping with several initiatives aimed at …


Overtime thriller!

The West Liberty High School football team survived a back and forth affair Friday at Van Metre field outlasting the hosting Mount Vernon Mustangs in an overtime thriller, 26-20, to advance to the …


Political stories, ideas, thoughts finally put on paper

There’s a lot of political news taking place right now as we all approach the Nov. 3 election and I seem to have a lot of thoughts running through my head. . . here are a few that I just had to get …

Obituaries/Family News

Obit: Allen Lee Houang

Allen Lee Houang, 59, of West Liberty, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, due to complications from the Covid-19 pandemic. Allen Lee Houang was born Dec. 21, 1960 in …

  • Obit: Mary Joan Meade

    Mary Joan Fobian Meade, 85, of West Liberty, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. A memorial service was held …

  • Obit: Patricia Kay Robbins

    Patricia Kay Robbins, 72, of West Liberty died Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa …

  • Obit: Lana Luetta Gray

    Lana Luetta Gray, 77, of Davenport, Iowa died on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 at University of Iowa …

  • Obit: Richard Spilger

    Richard “Dick” Wayne Spilger, 65, of Atalissa, Iowa died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 at University of Iowa …

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