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Fugitive wanted for violating probation captured in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Mo. — A northeast Missouri man wanted for violating probation in Camden County, Missouri, was caught Friday afternoon in Memphis. Scotland County Sheriff Bryan Whitney told KTVO Christopher Daniel Smith, 47, of Alexandria, Missouri, was arrested without incident at 1:15 p.m. Friday on Adams Street. Smith had earlier...
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Opinion: Every Iowa school needs to teach diversity and inclusion

Gerald Ott of Ankeny was an English teacher at Keokuk Senior High School, and for the majority of his career was a staff member of the state teachers union. One of my favorite lines from 19th-century American literature is, “I’m tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn’t work. Of course it doesn’t work. We are supposed to work it." It's from Walt Whitman (1819-1892).
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State literally brought out the best -Beside the Point

There’s something about being back at home after a weekend away. I don’t know if it’s just age (yep!) or expanding the work week for a full weekend at Drake, but there’s something about coming back home. The wife met me at the Burlington airport to...
FORT MADISON, IA

Hutchinson company announces temporary shutdown

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KSNW) — The Siemens Gamesa plant in Hutchinson will shut down temporarily starting in July, putting 92 people out of work. The plant assembles nacelles for wind turbines. A news release from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Inc. calls the shutdown a hibernation. It blames challenges in production demand for the U.S. onshore wind […]
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171 laid off by Fort Madison wind turbine blade maker

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The Siemens Gamesa plants in Hutchinson, Kansas, and Fort Madison, Iowa, will be shut down and most employees will be laid off this summer, company officials said Friday. The company, which is based in Spain, said the plants could reopen if market conditions improve, The Hutchinson News reported. The 171 employees […]
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Man found guilty of first-degree murder in father's death

CARTHAGE, Ill. — A Hancock County, Illinois jury found a Pontoosuc man guilty in the 2020 beating death of his father. Andrew DeHaven was convicted of first-degree murder Thursday a little after 1 p.m., according to attorneys close to the case. He was on trial for the death of...
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Johnson caps FMHS track career with 5th in 100 at state

DES MOINES – The old saying is you’re supposed to learn to walk before you run. For Fort Madison’s Tate Johnson, it may have been a dead heat. The senior capped a stellar high school track career with his fastest time ever in the 100-meter dash with 10.89 to finish fifth in the state in Class 3A at Saturday’s IHSAA/IGHSAU State finals at Drake Stadium.
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