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Ester Adkins

Ester Adkins, age 90 of Ashton, died Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Sibley Specialty Care in Sibley.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21st at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton, with Fr. Siby Punnoose, celebrating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery at Ashton.

Visitation will be Friday, April 20th from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. with the family present at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton.  There will be a rosary at 4:30 p.m. with a vigil service to follow at the church. Read more


Alliant Energy To Add More Wind Turbines

Statewide Iowa — An electric and gas utility that serves more than 700 Iowa towns, including eight in our immediate area, has received approval  to add more windpower to its generating capacity. Read more


Vote Expected On ID Theft Bill

Statewide Iowa — A vote is expected today (Wednesday, April 18th) in the U.S. House of Representatives on a bill, drafted by an Iowa Congressman, that seeks to crack down on identity thieves and help victims of such fraud. Read more