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Did you know the average American donated $608 to charity last year? Despite the COVID-19 crisis of 2020, it seems it hasn’t stopped Americans from helping each other. According to an … more
Early in January, my husband and I both contracted the COVIDE-19 virus. . We had been careful about wearing our masks in public, and felt we were taking necessary precautions. We had a few close … more
My memories of growing up in West Liberty always take me back to the Frigid Queen ice cream store. Located at 1101 North Columbus, the doors opened in 1950. A long time local who frequented the … more
Well, here we are again. It’s that time of the year when we like to put together a “wish list” for the community – the entire West Liberty Community School District area. Looking over last … more
Next week will be our first issue of the year, when we will feature the top news stories of the year. We're scanning our back issues now so we don't forget anything important. Obviously, the pandemic … more
I’ve lived in small communities most of my life and I’m not sure there’s a better time to be part of a small town than during the holiday season. It just always beings a tear to my eyes when … more
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 … more
As I write this (Aug. 31), we’re four days into the new school year at both Durant and Wilton, and around the state and most schools are back in classrooms by now. We also have one “Friday … more
On Aug. 7, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following open letter to the state of Iowa: Tomorrow marks five months since we learned of the first positive cases of COVID-19 in Iowa. Since then, our … more
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