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The baseball season has come to a close. All-Conference and District teams have been announced. The Pilot-Tribune has also complied our own All-Area Team for the year. The first team features three players from Alta-Aurelia;...
"Windshield Time" By Iowa State Trooper Vince Kurtz
SL Boys soccer on to State!
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READER'S RESPONSE
Sea lion act not entertainment (07/21/16)
Your piece about this year's Clay County Fair (Free fun at the fair, 7/19) neglects to mention Sea Lion Splash's appalling history of animal welfare violations. Just two months ago the Department of Agriculture cited Sea Lion Splash for a slew of violations, including failing to provide adequate veterinary care to all five of the sea lions it trucks around the country. ...
Useful Idiots (07/19/16)
During coffee this last week, Becky brought up the subject of Saul Alinsky and what he had predicted on how to control the people of the United States or any other country. At first we thought she was kidding, but after doing some research I am afriad she is correct. Akubsky states that there are eight rules to create a Society State...
DOT cuts 'shameful' (07/14/16)
Regarding the announced closure of eight Iowa Department of Transportation facilities: The closure of two driver's license stations and six rural maintenance garages are a case of cause and effect. The cause is Iowa House Republicans, namely Majority Leader Chris Hagenow and Speaker Linda Upmeyer, attempting to entirely gut the Department of Transportation's salary budget, later passing only half of what their own Governor proposed...
Carelesness and consequences (07/12/16)
When I was 16 years old I drove my old '64 Chevelle about 70 mph to school one morning and ended up over a steep bank which resulted in a two week hospital stay. I am fortunate I lived. I was young and careless. Most of us have been young and careless. ...
We're better than this (07/12/16)
It took me a while to find the words to express how I was feeling about what happened in Dallas, Baton Rouge, and St. Anthony, but yesterday afternoon I posted some of my thoughts on Facebook. It occurs to me this morning that not all of you are followers of my page, so I'd like to share with you here...
BBC News
Yahoo sold to US telecoms giant Verizon
US internet firm Yahoo will be sold to American telecoms giant Verizon Communications for $5bn (3.8bn) in cash.
Ansbach explosion: Bomber pledged allegiance to IS
Video showing the Syrian man who blew himself up in Ansbach, Germany, pledging allegiance to so-called Islamic State is found on his phone, officials say.
Florida nightclub shooting: Two dead and 16 injured in Fort Myers
Two people are killed and up to 16 injured in a shooting at a nightclub in the city of Fort Myers in Florida, police say.
Chinese Gen Guo Boxiong sentenced to life for corruption
A retired high-ranking army officer in China is sentenced to life in jail by a military court for taking bribes, state media report.
Turkey coup attempt: 'Arrest warrants issued' for journalists
Turkey's authorities issue detention warrants for 42 journalists, local media say, as part of an investigation into a failed coup earlier this month.
US election: Bernie Sanders to urge Democratic Party unity
Bernie Sanders is set to urge his supporters to rally behind Hillary Clinton when he speaks at the Democratic Party convention in Philadelphia.
Germany attacks: What is going on?
What is going on in Germany and do the recent attacks herald a new era of insecurity?
Tour heroes
Several British cyclists excelled in this year's Tour de France, not just Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish. Here are three of them.
'We must fight hate with love'
Faith groups in its capital Munich say they want to to heal divisions that have appeared since Bavaria was rocked by a serious of violent acts.
Braving the flames of raging US wildfires in California
Fire crews in California are struggling to contain a wildfire that has destroyed 18 homes and threatens hundreds of others in mountains north of Los Angeles.
State news
Iowa football player mistaken for robber, held at gunpoint
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A University of Iowa football player says he was playing "Pokemon Go" in a public park when he was mistaken for a suspected bank robber, surrounded by police and searched at gunpoint....
Cedar Rapids substitute teacher accused in student sex case
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- A former substitute teacher is accused of having sexual contact with a Cedar Rapids student....
Harold Vietor, longtime federal judge in Iowa, has died
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Harold D. Vietor, who served as a state and federal judge in Iowa for nearly five decades, has died....
5 people hurt when carnival ride malfunctioned, police say
ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities say five people were injured when a carnival ride malfunctioned at the Cass County Fair in Atlantic....
Iowa State defensive back arrested in drunken driving case
AMES, Iowa (AP) -- An Iowa State football player has been suspended from the team after his arrest in Ames....