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05/24/2017 - 4:19pm

Tracy Freese had something of a moral epiphany four years ago. At a luncheon with a group of other bankers, she heard one of them railing against the “takers” in society: welfare recipients, “Obamaphone” users and other beneficiaries of government programs designed to assist the poor.

           

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05/23/2017 - 5:15pm
GRUNDY CENTER – Each year, Memorial Day weekend kicks off the busy summer season as families pack up their cars and hit the road for a weekend of fun. But, with a higher number of drivers on the road during the holiday season, there is an inevitable increase in everything from minor traffic violations to fatal accidents, says Grundy Center...
05/18/2017 - 3:03pm
April showers have brought punishing May windstorms each of the last several years, and 2017 was no exception: on Wednesday evening, heavy rains and gusts reported at over 70 miles per hour ripped through the western half of Grundy County.             “They were some of the strongest...
05/18/2017 - 11:44am
BUTLER COUNTY – A truck driver from Grundy County was killed during the severe storm that swept across northeast Iowa Wednesday night. According to authorities, 70-year-old Dike resident James Budlong was killed after strong winds flipped his semi truck, pinning him inside. The fatal accident occurred on Highway 57, near Sinclair, around 5:...
05/17/2017 - 4:39pm
The legalization of consumer fireworks in Iowa has been a long time coming, and with Republican Governor Terry Branstad’s signing of Senate File 489 last week, the days of driving across state lines to obtain them may finally be a thing of the past. Although local governmental agencies now have the authority to restrict fireworks usage...
05/17/2017 - 4:25pm
Living in America, it’s easy to lose perspective on just how good we really have it: if we’re hungry, we can go to the grocery store. If we’re cold, we can turn on the heater, and if we’re hot, we can turn on the air conditioning. Conrad First Presbyterian Church Pastor Kerry Carson and member Ryan Callaway recently spent a...
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