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People are tired of worrying about the new coronavirus, and that — combined with a relatively low number of confirmed infections in Carroll County — is causing many local residents to ignore the advice of health experts about how to stem the spread of it.

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Despite an early lead in the opener and a fairly efficient offense overall, the Kuemper Catholic softball team couldn’t quite catch up to Creston Tuesday night in one of three Hawkeye 10 Conference games the Knights dropped this week.

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The bats were uncorked Tuesday night while efficient work on the bump placed a tight bow on a triumphant Hawkeye 10 showdown.

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Scoring explosions carried Kuemper to a 17-2 Hawkeye 10 Conference victory over Clarinda on Friday and 14-2 non-conference win over IKM-Manning on Saturday.

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As a farm kid growing up outside a small town of 500, I loved everything about the Fourth of July. The fire department street dance, BBQ chicken, swimming, the annual parade, volleyball and softball tournaments, and even a horse show that I competed in. At night, everyone grabbed their blank…

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On Friday, June 19th, the nation will honor an event that occurred 155 years ago. It is an event that has never received the nationwide attention that it deserves. But it is a day that all freedom loving people in the United States should celebrate. And it is a day that I successfully worked…