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113-year-old small town theater charts new future

First he was a kid in the audience. Later he worked the concession stand. Now Mac Howes owns West Liberty’s New Strand Theatre and hopes to offer today’s families the same thrills he enjoyed as a kid.

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‘It’s a matter of taste’

There’s one television in the corner of Axe & Oak Whiskey House in Wilton, but business owner Fred Grunder said it’s only for select games.


Wilton girls break losing streak with win at Durant

DURANT - The Wilton Beaver girls basketball team was in need of a victory and they got it. The Beavers came into their last pre-Christmas break game with rival Durant on a 2-game losing streak …


The politics of religion

This time of year, when many are celebrating the reason for their faith, would be a good time to consider what influence that faith has on political leanings. I suspect some of you, like me, have …

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James “Jim” Doolittle, 87

James “Jim” Doolittle, age 87, of Blue Grass, died on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf. Arrangements are pending at Bentley Funeral Home, Durant.

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