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2021 Teams of Summer
2021 Teams of Summer This is the third week of the July series, Teams of Summer, featuring the youth baseball and softball teams from Woodbine  
2021 Lo-Mo. Valley Golf Champions
The 2021 Logan-Missouri Valley Golf Championships were decided on July 18, as both Men's and Women's titles were award and honored.   
BB: Panthers run halted in District Finals
Lo-Ma advances to District Final   Logan-Magnolia won two of three games last week (July 12-17), advancing to the Class 1A District Finals, as the 2021 high school baseball season finished …
BB: Hawkeyes advance to District Semifinals
Hawkeyes score 20th win   West Harrison scored one win in two chances in the 2021 District Baseball tournament last week (July 12-14).   Late scores lift Hawkeyes past …
BB: Rams blank Big Reds
Rams oust Big Reds in District opener   Missouri Valley dropped a 6-0 decision to Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto Charter Oak-Ute in the first round of the Class 2A District Tournament on July 12 …
BB: Tigers fall in first round
Tigers fall short in District opener   Audubon scored in four of the first five innings to post a 10-0 win over Woodbine in the first round of the Class 1A District Tournament on July 12 …
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Edward F. Hornbeck, 88
Edward Frank Hornbeck passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.
Kathryn E. Pfalzgraf, 75
Kathryn Eileen Pfalzgraf graveside service was held Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
Jessica McLarty, 18
Jessica McLarty died on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.
Roger M. Hammitt, 69
Roger Hammitt passed away from cancer on July 11, 2021.
Dennis E. Jones, 76
Dennis Eugene Jones Celebration of Life Service will be Saturday, July 24, 2021.
Francis Harper, Jr. Memorial Service
The family of Francis Harper Jr. will be having a memorial service.
From the Opinion Page
It was a relief to read the recent Letter to the Editor submitted by Benjamin Schauer and Jan Creasman. Their letter strongly outlined our current political climate, but did so in a respectful manner. They asked the reader to think, rather than telling the reader what to think.
After my last editorial in this paper on the extreme property tax increases being forced on Harrison County taxpayers, I was tipped off to dig deeper into what really is going on with our County Assessor and Boards.
It’s no secret that Iowa’s future is on unsteady ground. As progressive and liberally minded citizens, we’ve forfeited our seat at the table by allowing tunnel visioned, hyper-conservative idealogues to take and maintain power.
In the last two years, Harrison County has been hit with substantial property tax increases. The assessor claims it is based on what she feels you can get for your property. Throw out the assessed …
Getting to know your city ordinances and how it affects your neighbors and loved ones is something important we all should be doing.
A gut punch to Iowans. That’s the only way to describe the Biden Administration’s decision to roll back the previous administration’s Navigable Water Protection Rule. Sadly, for those of us who have been on the front lines of this fight since 2015, this news is not a surprise.
“We have to look at your garden before we go, Mabel.” Summer guests at our home loved to see Mom’s garden. It was beautiful. With a little help from the kids and Dad, Mom raised potatoes, beans, peas, carrots, lettuce, radishes, onions and tomatoes. A garden tour unveiled perfectly straight rows of lush vegetation in every color of green, which led the onlookers to the flowers. Tall spires of glads reached for the heavens.
Twenty thousand years ago a glacier covered eastern South Dakota. On its amazing trek over mountain ranges, it broke off, moved and deposited rocks. The rocks varied in size and shape and mineral content, and much to the dismay of the farmers who came along hundreds of centuries later (and farmers’ children), that glacier left a lot of them.
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