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Shenandoah took a few moments on Wednesday, Sept. 11 to remember a day in American history that speakers said should never be forgotten.

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Toby McCunn of Red Oak who was found guilty of first-degree murder last month, is scheduled for sentencing 9 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the courthouse in Clarinda. 

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Shenandoah’s Mustang Field was lit up, Friday, Sept. 6 like it hasn’t been for a football game before.

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Holly’s Hope, which assists survivors of domestic abuse in southwest Iowa, will host Catholic Charities’ Financial Empowerment Class in Shenandoah.

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New Beginnings Church at 705 6th Avenue in Shenandoah held their 15th Annual Back-to-School Event on Sat., August 10 from 9-11 a.m. This was a free event for all who attended. New Beginnings Church received a $1500 grant from the Walmart Foundation, and was presented to Mike and Debbie Pope …

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It takes more than just a person to take the job. The employer wants confidence the applicants are competent for the position.

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Shenandoah’s annual Sept. 11 service will be held at noon at the Old Armory building.

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Page County Board of Supervisors continued their discussion Tuesday, Sept. 3 about an offer made on a former church building in Clarinda.

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A month ago, in El Paso, Texas, a gunman with an assault-style rifle launched a hate-filled attack in our store, shooting 48 people resulting in the loss of 22 innocent lives.

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Generations of Iowans celebrate summer and special occasions by putting meat at the center of their celebrations.  Innovation brings choices for the family table and helps Iowa continue to rank first in the nation in livestock farming.  To honor that success, IFBF and Fareway are launching a…

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I’ve begun looking to November and the 70th anniversary of writing my Up A Country Lane Column. Of the more than 3,500 columns that have been published, I want to share a few of my favorites, beginning with one from the 1950s called Jeff Runs Away from Home.

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The Fremont County Board of Supervisors approved signing a letter of engagement with Ahlers & Cooney August 28, regarding creation of an economic development agreement and urban renewal plan for potential improvements in the Sapp Bros. area near Interstate 29.

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Shoppers in Shenandoah will have a new place to go for a familiar name.

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Since opening his business in 2011, Austin Terry has watched Austin’s Automotive in Essex grow. Starting with the two-bay shop, his business has expanded enough to a seven-bay shop he will open Tuesday, Sept. 3 in Shenandoah.

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Jon Stripe holds two varieties of hemp plants Monday, Aug. 26 during a presentation about the plant that Iowa legislation approved to be produced in the state. The USDA is still reviewing Iowa’s proposed policy before allowing producers to plant. In the background is Mark Spoone from America…

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The Shenandoah Chamber and Industry held a coffee on Wednesday, Aug. 28 to honor Nishna Productions.

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Motivated to put the public health department in an easier accessible location, the Page County Board of Supervisors offered $92,500 for what is known as the education building of the former First United Methodist Church in Clarinda.

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Deadline for entries in the Miss and Little Miss Shenandoah Pageant is September 9. The Pageant is Sunday, September 22 at 2 p.m. at the High School Gladys Wirsig-Jones Auditorium.

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On August 28, at approximately 9:17 a.m., the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office was notified that a body was located in the West Nishnabota River, near the Goldenrod Boat Access, near Hamburg, Iowa. The body of Thomas Gibson, age 77 of Watson, Missouri was located by family members in the rive…

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About $200,000 more than what was expected, the Page County Board of Supervisors rejected both bids Tuesday, Aug. 27 for a proposed office building for the secondary roads department.

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The Shenandoah School Board approved a public hearing date of Monday, Sept. 9, about borrowing against the district’s SAVE funds to pay for a portion of the proposed district-wide facilty improvement plan.

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Petitions to run for city council and school boards in Page County and Clarinda Regional Health Center board positions are available this week.

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Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, a tented, one-ring circus, will be in Sidney one day only, on Friday, August 30. The circus will be located on Park Street on American Legion grounds across the road from the Rodeo Arena. Two shows will be held that evening, one at 5 p.m., the other at 7:30 p.m.

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Area dive team members search for a missing boater at the Goldenrod Boat Access to the West Nishnabotna River located near the intersection of U.S. Highway 275 and Road 333, east of Hamburg. At about 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 26, Fremont County Sheriff’s office was told an unoccupied boat was loc…

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Seven years ago, my husband Robert and I were almost tricked by a scam designed to take advantage of older people. I was embarrassed to write about it, but then thought it might help others to avoid something similar. It also turned into a funny family story. Here’s that column.

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Both drivers and a passenger were injured in a two-car accident at about 10:40 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 22 at the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and Airport/Nishna Road. According to the Shenandoah Police Department, Brian Johnson, 57, of Shenandoah was driving a 2014 Ford pickup westbound on N…

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The 2019 Miss Essex and Little Miss Essex Labor Day pageant was held on Sunday, Aug. 25 at Trojan Hall in Essex. Little Miss Essex second runner up was Emaleigh Rogers daughter of Treasure Bengtson, first runner up was Alyssa Girouex daughter of Paul and Susan Girouex and crowned Little Miss…

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A Shenandoah Chamber and Industry coffee was held at Kris’ Connections on Tuesday, Aug. 27 to thank Kris LaRock for her service to the community and dedication to her customers for the past 18 years. LaRock’s last day will be Saturday, Aug. 31 with the business transitioning over to Cellular…

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The Miss Essex and Little Miss Essex crowning 2019 was held Sunday, August 25 at 2:00 p.m.. Little Miss Essex 2nd runner up Emaleigh Rogers, 1st runner up Alyssa Girouex and Little Miss Essex Ellie Hoyt. Miss Essex 2nd runner up Kendall Nelson, 1st runner up Kelli Baker and Miss Essex Camryn…

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Shenandoah Community Schools’ new teachers pose for a picture, Thursday, Aug. 22. Front row, from left: Emma Martin (fifth grade language arts), Molly Roberts (second grade), Kendria Johnson (kindergarten), Maddie Johnson (fourth grade) and Jessica Doyle (kindergarten). Back row, from left: …

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The Fremont County Board of Supervisors held a special meeting Aug. 19, to consider FEMA buyouts.

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The evening before school starts in the Shenandoah district, the year will begin for M.A.Y. Mentoring.

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Bond has been set at $2.2 million for April Montello-Roberts, who faces felony charges in connection with two murders and the attempted murders of police officers during a pursuit early Aug. 7 that ended in the 1400 block of Indian Hills Road.

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U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) announced she will hold a town hall meeting in Fremont County as part of her 99 County Tour for 2019. Senator Ernst looks forward to hearing from constituents in the area about the issues most important to them. This town hall meeting is open to the public.

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The annual Randolph Fun Days celebration will be held August 24 and 25 this year. Organizers have a wide variety of activities planned for the weekend and hope to see visitors from throughout the area join in the fun.