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Fire Fighters Busy With Brush Fires

Area firefighters responded to multiple reports of excessive smoke, grass fires and burn complaints Saturday evening and throughout Sunday.

High wind and dry conditions in the area

Burn Ban in Effect for Lee County

A burn ban is in effect for Lee County after area firefighters battled a number of grass fires in the rural areas of the county.

Lee County Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Cirrina

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Fewer Farms Found in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says there were 500 fewer farms in Iowa last year and the average farm size rose slightly but the amount of total land in farms remained

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Sports for 2-20

SCC’s softball team won twice last night, once over Carl Sandberg 10-2 and then against John Wood 15-6.

It was the highest scoring NBA game in history at the All-Star Game in New

Sports for 2-17

Notre Dame’s boys downed Holy Trinity in boy’s basketball action in the Class 1A district quarterfinals, 78-66. New London beat WACO in Class 1A 79-45. In class 2A, West Burlington

Sports for 2-16

The SCC Blackhawks fell last night at home against Illinois Central College, 83-78 in college basketball action. The Iowa State Cyclones downed Kansas State on the road, 87-79. Iowa Wesleyan beat


Obituaries Tuesday February 14th

David Scott Howard, 55, of Mt. Pleasant, died Sunday, February 12, 2017 at University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City.  The funeral service for David Howard will be held Friday,

Obituaries Monday February 13th

Ethel Pauline Ranck, 89, of New London, died Friday, February 10, 2017  in the Emergency Room at Henry County Health Center.