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Red Cross calls for healthy blood donors following severe weather

Record breaking cold and winter storms across much of the U.S. have had a significant impact on blood donations. The American Red Cross is urging healthy individuals, especially those with type O …


Comet claims gold in Des Moines

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 is a date that Kobe Simon will be hard-pressed to forget. After qualifying for the Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament for the fourth straight year, Simon would not be …


George Washington Carver had ties to West Liberty

George Washington Carver was born into slavery in Missouri in the early 1860s. Having been separated from his family, the farm owner and his wife taught him to read and write. He left the farm at …

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Robert George Hogan, 62

On Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, Robert George Hogan, Jr, peacefully passed away in his home at the age of 62. Robert was born in 1959 in West Liberty, Iowa, the son of Robert George and Ann Rose …

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