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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;...
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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
Hostage-takers at French church near Rouen 'are dead'
Two armed men who took hostages at a church near Rouen in northern France are now dead, police sources say.
Mogadishu attack: Ten killed in airport blasts
At least 10 people have been killed in two car bomb attacks near the main entrance of the airport in Mogadishu, Somali police and eyewitnesses say.
Fifa World Cup: Africa will get two extra places if tournament expands - Infantino
Africa will get two extra World Cup places should the tournament expand to 40 teams from 2026, says Fifa boss Gianni Infantino.
JT McNamara: Jockey paralysed in 2013 Cheltenham fall dies
Irish jockey JT McNamara, who was paralysed after a fall at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival, dies at the age of 41.
F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law 'kidnapped in Sao Paulo'
The mother-in-law of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is kidnapped in Brazil with criminals demanding a ransom of $36.5m (28m), reports say.
Suicide as protest
More than 30 members of the Dalit community in India's western Gujarat state took an extreme step to draw attention to allegations of injustice.
'Laughing gas' kills newborn in Sydney hospital
A baby dies and another is in a critical condition after both were administered "laughing gas" instead of oxygen at a hospital in Sydney.
US election: Michelle Obama denounces Trump 'hate'
US first lady Michelle Obama delivers a rebuke to Republican Donald Trump and gives an impassioned endorsement of Hillary Clinton at the Democratic convention.
Bangladesh police kill nine suspected militants in raid
Bangladesh police kill nine suspected Islamist militants after a gun battle in the capital Dhaka, officials say.
Six Nations unlikely to move from February start, says RFU chief
The Six Nations is likely to remain in its February-March slot despite suggestions it may move to April, says RFU boss Ian Ritchie.
State news
Iowa officials OK zoning change need for hog plant
CLARION, Iowa (AP) -- Wright County officials approved a zoning change that will allow a North Carolina company to build a $240 million hog processing plant that will create about 900 jobs initially and hundreds more after completion of a second phase....
Florida bicyclist hurt in Iowa; Louisiana man arrested
SHENANDOAH, Iowa (AP) -- Police have charged a pickup truck driver with hitting and seriously injuring a Florida bicyclist who was camping after riding in Iowa....
Democrats release Medicaid survey showing payment problems
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Democratic lawmakers have released a survey that says some health care providers are not being paid properly under Iowa's privatized Medicaid program....
Iowa athletic director not a 'public official,' state argues
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A state lawyer says Iowa athletic director Gary Barta isn't a public official....
Prosecutor says man's shooting by Boone officers justified
BOONE, Iowa (AP) -- The Boone County attorney says two officers were justified in shooting a man who was aiming what appeared to be a handgun at them....