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Shenandoah Police Chief Josh Gray told city council Tuesday, July 9, the number of fireworks complaints during the Fourth of July holiday were fewer than last year, the first year Iowa municipalities could allow them.

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After weeks of discussion and a revision, Shenandoah City Council approved 4-1 a peddler’s fee during their meeting scheduled Tuesday, July 9.

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Page County Conservation Board again reviewed a proposal to have a sculpture of a mammoth installed somewhere in Rapp Park, located north of Shenandoah.

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The deadline for Iowa disaster survivors to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for recovery assistance has been extended to Tuesday, July 16, 2019. The deadline to apply for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) also has been…

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Fremont County Sheriff Kevin Aistrope has released the following information about the fireworks laws/ordinances being followed in the towns of Fremont County:

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As July Fourth approaches, I’m remembering a 1991 adventure when I was invited to be on the CBS Morning Show. My book Neighboring on the Air had just been published. It told about the radio homemakers of Shenandoah radio stations KFNF and KMA.

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Long term recovery vouchers from The Salvation Army are available to those in need from Harrison, Pottawattamie, Mills, or Fremont County IA.

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Fremont County Emergency Management Director Mike Crecelius has announced the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad will be closing certain area roads over the next few weeks for railroad crossing repairs.

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After over three months of operation out of the Marnie Simons school gymnasium, the Hamburg Relief Center will be closing July 13. The Inter Church Council (ICC) Food Bank will also be moving back to its regular location at The Center. 

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South Page School Board President Ron Peterman said he does not see any significant problem in having superintendent Tim Hood shared with Sidney and East Mills.

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Ken Brown, head of the Rodeo Parade planning committee, has announced that there will be free parking at the rodeo grounds (in the roped-off area) and a shuttle service from there to downtown and back for the Sidney Rodeo Days events and the Rodeo Parade on August 3.

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The University of Iowa is hosting wildlife day camps in several state parks this summer, including Waubonsie State Park, and there's still time to sign up. The fee for the camp is $150, and registration has already opened.

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"I live with a memory that stays with me at all times – the good and the bad. I try to hold the bad back and tell about the good," Duane F. Meyer of Yorktown said.

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The Shenandoah City Council voted down the proposed fee of $50 annually for the peddler’s permit at the regular meeting on June 25. Citing that local businesses had provided feedback stating the fee was too low.

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Today, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee voted to advance Rep. Cindy Axne’s (D-IA-03) bipartisan legislation to provide relief to rural hospitals. The legislation, which Axne recently introduced with Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE-03), will delay enforcement of burdensome regulations that lim…

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Murder suspect, Toby McCunn has been granted a Stand Your Ground Hearing for July 10. McCunn was arrested and charged with first-degree murder on April 22.

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At the special board meeting June 24, the Essex School Board approved several operational sharing positions with the Hamburg School District. The approved positions are: superintendent, business manager, human resource and school counselor holding a one-year contract.

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With plans for a proposed office building for secondary roads still without new bidders, Page County Board of Supervisors rejected all bids for a storage building for the same department.

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Woody and the gang have made a new life with Bonnie after the events of Toy Story 3. Bonnie is about to start kindergarten and Woody, defying everyone, decides to go with her. While there Bonnie creates a new friend called Forkie and he quickly becomes her favorite toy. When Forkie gets lost…

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The Tanner Foss Project is partnering with local businesses to bring Broadway Advantage, featuring Tabor native, Kelli James Chase, to southwest Iowa. The mission of the Tanner Foss Project is to provide opportunities in the arts to area youth. The Tanner Foss Project donates $500 to each of…

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A children’s book that Bank Iowa promises is "big on heart and humor" is available to area residents beginning June 18. Developed in conjunction with illustrator and artist Nathan T. Wright, "Eleanor Saves the Day," is the bank’s gift to every parent who opens a Bank Iowa Young Savers accoun…

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Sidney resident Sandra Moores attended the June 11 Fremont County Board of Supervisors meeting to re-state her objection to impound lot operations in a Sidney residential district.

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Representatives from Catholic Charities and the Diocese of Des Moines will be in Sidney at the Emergency Management Office on June 26th to take applications for flood relief from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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When Molly was a child she saw the Men in Black wipe her parent’s memory. From that time she became obsessed with finding and becoming one of them. Agent H is the best in the business and is poised to take over but something changed. He’s now a loose cannon. When the two meet they have to ta…

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With the retirement of Page County Conservation co-Director and park officer Rich Wallace expected later this year, the conservation board is planning to create an executive director position.

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Phy-Ros food truck co-owner, Tondra Bruckner, spoke at the public meeting on June 11 urging City Council members to reconsider their initial proposal of a $400 peddler permit fee. Bruckner explained that permits in Omaha and Des Moines are $100 and allows service of thousands of people. She …

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Toby McCunn, of Red Oak, who was charged with first degree murder of Josh Jordan April 22, has a new trial date of August 5 at the Page County Courthouse in Clarinda.

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The Essex School Board appointed Lori Racine as a new school board member at a special meeting on June 12. Racine was one of two applicants who applied for the position.

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Bank Iowa announced five new board members in early 2019. The additions of Michael Blaser, Dr. Jann Freed, John Hartford, Chris Minor and Matt Sells are a reflection of the bank’s updated board governance and leadership structure.

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Politicians love to talk about farmers, often invoking images of families waving American flags by sun-soaked corn fields. They pledge their commitment to Rural America, but often their "commitment" ends on Election Day. That hasn’t been the case with President Trump.

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Everly Brothers Childhood Home Foundation in Shenandoah will host the second annual Everly Heritage Day June 22. The day long event begins with a free pancake feed 8-11 a.m. sponsored by Earl May Seed & Nursery Co. at their headquarters 208 N. Elm St. in celebration of their 100th Annive…

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The Iowa Hemp Act, which allows licensed producers in Iowa to grow up to 40 acres of industrial hemp as a cash crop, passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in the Iowa Legislature before being signed into law by Governor Kim Reynolds in early May. While official regulations are still be…

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This week, Gov. Reynolds announced over $16 million in new funding for her signature workforce policy initiative, the Future Ready Iowa Act. With H.F. 758, H.F. 546, and S.F. 608 all signed into law, more new high school graduates and adult learners will have access to great career opportuni…