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  • Local Minimum Wage Prohibition Moves Forward
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republican lawmakers are forging ahead with a bill prohibiting cities and counties from increasing the minimum wage, but House leaders say GOP legislators aren’t interested in raising the statewide wage. The
    Rob Sussman
  • Illini West Wins Business Simulation Contest at Carl Sandburg College
    Western Illinois is abuzz after a team of students from Illini West High School in Carthage won a business simulation at Carl Sandburg College last week. The team of three students were tasked with creating a simulated
    David Hightower
  • Drug Investigation Leads to Police Lockdown at Middle School
    Aldo Leopold Middle School was under a precautionary lockdown earlier today as part of a police investigation into the possible presence of drugs at the school. Superintendent Pat Coen says that the investigation was not related to any
    Rob Sussman
  • Obituaries Friday March 24th
    Dorothy M. Swafford, age 90, of Morning Sun, died Thursday morning, March 23, 2017, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.  The daughter of George and Abbie Cole Coon, she was born on April 7,
    Steve Hexom

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