Area Breaking News

$10,000 Reward Offered For Cold Case Information

Nationally Recognized Attorney Pushes To Find Out What Happened To Friend Laura Van Wyhe On October 26, 1996 Laura’s death has always stayed with me, and it has always bothered me that her murder was not solved,” said nationally recognized attorney Anne Champion. Champion is a litigation partner in the New York law office of…

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Water Service Disruption Notice 

Water Service Disruption Notice  On Friday, July 30th, at 9 am there will be a temporary disruption of water service in Kahoka. This will last approximately 2-4 hours, perhaps longer.  We urge residents and business owners to prepare for a lack of water service during this time period. When water service is restored, a 48…

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A Big Step Forward

By Mike Scott Emergency responders in Clark County can respond to calls a little quicker, thanks to a new software program in the Clark County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center. “It will save a lot of time,” said dispatcher Ryan Lewis. Previously, dispatchers either looked at a large wall map, or flipped through pages of a…

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Toys For Tots Coming To Clark County

By Mike Scott “Marines have a soft spot for children,” said Rick Meredith, one of two volunteer coordinators bringing the Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots program to Clark County and Lee County, Iowa. According to the organizations website, toysfortots.org, the basic mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Program is to collect new unwrapped…

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Ayer Takes Championship Title for a Second Time

The Southwest Trap Team traveled once again to Linn Creek, Missouri on June 26, 2021. This time for the Missouri AIM State Shoot. Parents sat under umbrellas while the participants got soaked as they stood on the shooting line. The overcast sky and rain made shooting targets more difficult, but that did not slow down…

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Clark County Farm Family

Shawn and Roberta McAfee’s grandchildren represent the seventh generation of the McAfee family to be engaged in farming in Clark County. The McAfee family settled in Clark county in 1838. They raise hay, cattle and Boer goats on their farm. They have been actively involved in the community and very supportive of Clark County 4-H.…

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State Fair Farm Family

Richie and Amanda Webster live on a 39 acre farm. Richie has raised cattle since he was 11 years old. The family bought their first sheep heard and have raised sheep ever since along with the cattle. Amanda was involved in 4-H for 4 years as a youth taking up sewing and cake decorating. Richie…

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Bringing Special Events Closer To Home

By Denise Shannon Jeff and Renee Kirchner, of Kahoka, decided that they wanted to help the community by buying a place and fixing it up, to allow the locals bring their special events closer to home.  The Kirchners purchased building at 645 Vine Street, which was formerly the Moose Club and Big Ed’s. The name…

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Luray Man Arrested For Domestic Assault, Attempted Murder

Court documents have revealed more details in the Domestic Assault and Attempted Murder arrest of Kenneth Leo Spring, 51, of Luray.  Spring has been charged with two counts of Domestic Assault-1st Degree-Serious Physical Injury (Class A felony), and a single count of Attempted Murder-2nd degree (Class B felony), following several days of allegedly assaulting a…

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