Today's Front Page for July 1st, 2016


Today's Local News

Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 6:28 am

Every Fourth of July there are reports of people losing or disfiguring their hands, or seriously burning themselves because of improper handling of fireworks.

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Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 6:27 am

Rain swept across Iowa Thursday with strong thunderstorms occurring.

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Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 6:25 am

In about a month, Washington residents will cast ballots in a special election regarding a bond referendum for the YMCA.

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Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 6:25 am

The City of Wellman will be hosting their annual Fourth of July festivities Monday starting at 8 a.m.

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Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 6:25 am


Fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Independence Day will be celebrated Monday, the fourth of July, and with that many offices and businesses will be closed.

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Today's Local Sports

Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 7:00 am

The Iowa Mennonite School softball team saw their four game winning streak come to an end Wednesday night when they hosted Lone Tree, falling to the Lady Lions 3-0.

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Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 7:00 am

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk softball team celebrates Senior Night at Carr, Vincent, Gould Field in Kalona Friday night when the Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawks come to town.

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Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 7:00 am

A two-year winless drought came to an end Monday for the Columbus Wildcat baseball team (1-15 overall).

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Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 7:00 am

A period of heavy rain Thursday evening forced a mid-game postponement of Washington’s baseball and softball doubleheader against Southeast Conference rival the Mount Pleasant Panthers.

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Today's Funeral Announcements

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