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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
Mogadishu attack: Seven killed in airport blasts
At least seven people have been killed in two bomb attacks near the main entrance of the airport in Mogadishu, Somali police say.
'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.
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.
Australia PM calls for investigation into juvenile 'torture'
Australia's prime minister calls for a royal commission after a report shows prison guards assaulting teenage boys in juvenile detention.
US election: Sanders says Clinton must be US president
Bernie Sanders urges the US to put Hillary Clinton in the White House, in a speech to the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.
White humpback Migaloo spotted off Australia's Byron Bay
A rare white humpback whale has been spotted off Australia's east coast travelling at a leisurely pace not far from the famous holiday town Byron Bay.
Michelle Obama hits out at Donald Trump
Michelle Obama hits out at Republican Donald Trump in a speech at the Democratic National Convention
Japan knife attack: 19 killed at care centre in Sagamihara
Nineteen people are stabbed to death at a care home for people with mental disabilities in Sagamihara, in Japan's worst mass killing in decades.
Solar Impulse completes historic round-the-world trip
The first round-the-world solar powered flight has been completed.
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....