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CC: Area runners, teams have high goals in Fort Dodge
2021 State Cross Country Outlook Area coaches look for best performances on state’s biggest stage by Matt Gengler sports@missourivalleytimes.com A total of three teams and nine …
CC: Strong performance to end season
Running Toward Fort Dodge 2021 State Qualifying District Meet Recap by Matt Gengler sports@missourivalleytimes.com A total of three teams and nine individuals from Harrison County …
VB: Lady Reds outlast Eagles in Regional opener
Lady Reds outlast Eagles   Missouri Valley cleared the first hurdle in the post-season with a thrilling 3-2 win over Underwood in the first round of the Class 2A Regional Tournament on …
VB: Lady Vikes tip Panthers in Regional opener
Lady Vikes tip Panthers in Regional Opener Logan-Magnolia proved they could play with the top-tier foes all season. The Panthers put together their best match of the season, but came up short in a …
VB: Bulldogs get past Hawkeyes
Hawkeyes tipped in Regional Opener West Harrison came up short with a 3-0 loss to Boyer Valley in the first round of the Class 1A Regional Tournament on Oct. 18 in Dunlap. Madison Lautrup …
VB: Riverside tops Woodbine in Regional opener
Bulldogs tip Tigers in Regional Opener Woodbine battled, but came up short in a 3-1 loss to Riverside in the first round of the Class 1A Regional Tournament on Oct. 18 in Oakland. Nicole Hoefer …
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Obituaries
Gary D. Clark, 81
Gary D. Clark passed away on Oct. 20, 2021.
Dale A. Squier, 87
Dale Andrew Squier passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021.
Kent A. Christensen, 68
Kent A. Christensen passed away on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021.
Richard Burkhead, 79
Richard (Dick) Burkhead passed away Oct. 20, 2021.
Kenny Mueller, 25
Kenneth Anton Mueller Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021.
Robert D. Anderson, 92
Robert D. Anderson passed away on October 10, 2021.
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Letters
This is long overdue, but I felt a need to tell the residents of Missouri Valley how fortunate they were to have a police force that is not there to just keep the peace, but to provide any assistance …
Concerning the topic of the ARPA funding, this is what we now know: The Board of Supervisors knew of the Federal allocation of money in May 2021; the total amount the county received was …
Even if you never drive on a country road, chances are that you will end up following a combine, tractor pulling a grain cart or wagon, or even a semi-truck hauling grain. Please be patient, the …
I have checked the Harrison County Board of Supervisors website weekly for five months. Sometimes, numerous times in one week. To this day, Sept. 21, 2021, the minutes of the weekly BOS meetings are …
It is ironic the Federal Government appointees are blaming the unvaccinated U.S. citizens for the new COVID-19 explosion. When at the same time, people – 900,000 so far and going up – are crossing the southern border, coming in hot with COVID in their body. Government appointees sprinkle these people into the interior of the U.S.
Columnists
Times change. Inventors strive to make our lives easier by saving work or alleviating stress. Consider how technology has affected the ways we travel. I was in my fifties when I experienced my first airplane flight, not at all prepared for the turbulence or ear popping.
Years passed. Our bicycles spent more time in the shed than on the road. Baseball practice, games and 4-H meetings replaced leisurely rides around the farm. Quite suddenly, there was a need for speed—and headlights.
Alphonse Wilson here, jest celebratin’ a nice day with poetry. Yessir. I thought I’d do some poetry today just to see if you’re in the mood. Well, if you ain’t in the mood, I guess you could go fix a cup of coffee or something and wait for me to finish, but that would hurt my feelin’s exponential-like and you’re not the kind of person to do that, are ya?
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Do you prefer fall campfires or fall bonfires?

Early fall is Homecoming, and Homecoming is bonfires. But early fall is also the last chance to camp before winter weather rolls in. Do you prefer fall bonfires with the crowd or a quiet night by …

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