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Northeast reaches semifinals in first state softball tourney appearance

A new senior living community slated for DeWitt received preliminary approval by the city’s planning and zoning board. 

As the beginning of school creeps closer, Central DeWitt administrators have decided to require students and teachers to wear masks in school buildings and on school buses. 

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Local school districts are making tough decisions as they work to balance Gov. Kim Reynolds’ mandate that students be back in the classroom this month with health and safety concerns. 

Sycamore Media, the parent company of The Observer, received a check for almost $16,000 last week from the City of Maquoketa’s insurance company to pay for the newspaper’s legal fees associated with an open records lawsuit it won in June.

The Clinton County Board of Supervisors is recommending county department heads and elected officials discontinue curbside services unless the request meets a threshold higher than an individual not wishing to wear a mask into county buildings.

Football remains the only Iowa high school sport with regular season schedules and postseason qualifying managed by the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IAHSAA). The union’s plan for this season considers flexibility for school return concerns, geography, postseason qualifying, transpo…

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Central DeWitt Education Foundation president Amy Cornelius (right) presented a $200 Heartland Cotton gift certificate from the foundation to Dianne Prichard. The money will help Prichard’s volunteer group, the Clinton County Mask Task Force, continue its mission of making masks for students…

The Iowa Department of Education, Bureau of Nutrition, Health and Transportation Services announced its policy for free- and- reduced-price meals for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program and the Afterschool…

Defendants named in a civil lawsuit filed in connection with Clinton Fire Department Lt. Eric Hosette’s January 2019, death at Clinton’s Archer Daniels Midland plant have responded to the lawsuit filed in June.

Anglers who bought a 2020 Iowa fishing license may receive an email from Louisiana State University encouraging them to participate in a survey to share their fishing experiences in Iowa during the coronavirus pandemic. The five-minute survey is legitimate and part of a nationwide study to s…