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Past articles by Will:

Spring Grove: Little church, big heart

Spring Grove United Methodist Church in Burlington to celebrate 150th anniversary Sept. 23. → Read More

Muddy horses, happy campers at Tri-State Rodeo

FORT MADISON — Much like humans, horses can’t stand having sticky hands.Or in their case, sticky hooves.That wet stickiness was impossible → Read More

Madisyn Reynolds, of Burlington, wins Miss Burlington crown

She now will have the chance to compete in the Miss Iowa pageant next summer. → Read More

Fort Madison man killed Saturday in truck vs. motorcycle accident

Randy Carter of Fort Madison was killed when trying to cross old U.S 61. → Read More

Starting a new life, on a new bicycle

Jonathan Clouse's Applebee's co-workers gifted him a bike when they saw him walking a long distance to and from work. → Read More

Midwest Old Threshers gets in full swing Thursday

The massive farming exhibition typically attracts more than 40,000 annually to Mount Pleasant. → Read More

'What every small town should be'

Mediapolis celebrates annual Town and Country Days with parade, food and fun. → Read More

Spiritualism fills Burlington parks

As faithful Catholics lowered their heads for Mass during the Faith Festival in Crapo Park Saturday evening, the fifth annual Southeast Iowa Pagan Fest → Read More

Support for a perplexing disease

When Burlington resident Janet Payne was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis a few years ago, she fell into a deep depression, assuming her life was over. → Read More

Keeping downtown alive after the Tama Complex fire

Business owners have seen lighter traffic, as well as a lot of support in the two weeks after the fire. → Read More

Historic weapons on display at Old Fort

FORT MADISON — The historic Old Fort is currently filled with authentic weapons and war memorabilia from the past 250 years, and there's still time to see the display this weekend.The annual military display, which as been up in the fort since Thursday, will stay there through 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday. The display will also include daily demonstrations, which start at 10 a.m., noon and… → Read More

SCC musicians to kick off Capitol campaign Sunday

If a new capital campaign proves to be successful, the Capitol Theater building will expand in the near future.Details of the $400,000 campaign will be → Read More

Local youth group helps repair homes on Navajo reservation

Twenty-two members of the First Christian Church in Burlington volunteered in Utah this summer. → Read More

When they're not showing animals, 4-H members help sell fair food

The West Avenue Baptist Church is known for its giant fried tacos, while the Sperry Sodbusters sell lemonade. → Read More

Getting down to business

WEST BURLINGTON — For 17-year-old Gage McElhinney of Morning Sun, raising livestock is a business agreement between man and animal.The animals, in his case sheep, enjoy heaps of affection and food during the months leading to the Des Moines County Fair. In exchange, the sheep are auctioned off at the end of the fair, many of them destined to become lamb chops.It's not a voluntary agreement, but… → Read More

Brighton teenager killed in train vs. car accident

Lydia Johnson, 18, attempted to cross train tracks in Mount Pleasant when the accident occurred. → Read More

Car destroyed by fire at Wever fertilizer plant

No one was hurt in the Friday evening blaze. → Read More

Secrets of the Freemasons to be revealed

The mysterious group will host a public event noon Saturday at the Masonic Temple in Burlington. → Read More

Steering the right direction

Des Moines County Fair continued Friday with its annual FFA Beef Show. → Read More

Weather helped keep pigs happy, not necessarily well behaved

4-H club members showed off their swine Friday at the Henderson County Fair. → Read More