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State Sen. Annette Sweeney
01/19/2021 - 2:38pm
AREA - After the 2020 legislative session was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, State Senator Annette Sweeney (R-Buckeye), who has represented Butler County in Des Moines since 2018, is excited to get back to work in 2021.  “What’s exciting...

Opinion

01/19/2021 - 2:46pm
In reading medieval history, I came across Cola da Rienzi, whose life reminded me of Donald Trump. Cola da Rienzi's dates are 1313-1354. He was born in Rome to what he would term a privileged environment. As a young man, he studied the history of...

Sports


A-P's Jayden Mackie pops a shot during Tuesday's win against Waterloo Columbus. (Jake Ryder photo)
01/13/2021 - 1:06pm
Aplington-Parkersburg boys basketball lost ground in the NICL East race after an 88-77 Denver victory at the Cyclone Center on Friday, Jan. 8. The Cyclones and Dike-New Hartford are now tied atop the division, both teams with one loss. A-P slipped...

Obituaries

01/19/2021 - 11:56am
Leona Louise Wallbaum, age 104, of Parkersburg, Iowa, was born the daughter of Ernest and Dena (Uhlenhopp) Schrage on September 26, 1916, Bristow, Iowa. She was baptized at St. John Lutheran Church – Vilmar on October 29, 1916. She received her...

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