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DEWITT — What pairs well with Christmas movies, incredible Iowa wine and scrumptious food? The Hollywood & Vines: Christmas Movie Edition wine and food event weekend on the Iowa Wine Trail.

CLINTON — The Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center is having a spooky great time this October. On WOW Wednesday, try your hand at a skeleton zip-line challenge. Then, get lost in a fun harvest maze at Funtime Friday. Each of these programs is free with a museum admission or membership. Sa…

DEWITT — The challenge with downtown development, says Tim Reinders with Iowa Economic Development Authority, is getting visitors to open their wallets.

CLINTON — The Iowa Department of Public Health joins the National Family Partnership in observing Red Ribbon Week 2018 from now through Oct. 31. Since 1988, the annual National Red Ribbon Campaign has influenced drug prevention efforts. The red ribbon symbolizes an empowerment for communitie…

CLINTON — Wild Rose Casino & Resort will be ringing in the New Year with The Leroy Van Dyke Country Gold Tour. The concert will be in the Oakwood Grand Ballroom on Dec. 31. Performance time is scheduled for 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. Tax and convenience fees are not included.

CLINTON — As the city of Clinton welcomes Chinese students to the community’s new Pangaea International Academy, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges and its Clinton Community College are working to provide classes for those who wish to learn more about China.

CLINTON — The Clinton County Board of Supervisors will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Elvira Zion Lutheran Church to accommodate an ongoing discussion to address Elvira’s wastewater system.

CLINTON — Ahead of the upcoming midterm elections, Gateway-area voters are sounding off on the ever-changing political landscape under President Donald Trump.


Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of quarterly reports this year by CNHI newspapers on the concerns and mood of voters in the battleground and heartland states that swept President Trump to victory in 2016.

On Sept. 7, 2018, Equifax, one of the three large credit reporting agencies in the U.S., reported the credit files of 145 million people hacked and stolen. The hackers gained access to all the personal information, like social security numbers, birthdates, names, and addresses, in these file…


CLINTON — A location that has housed multiple stores in Clinton has a new occupant.

IOWA CITY (AP) — A prominent Iowa youth basketball coach faces potentially decades in prison after admitting to a yearslong pattern of sexually exploiting and abusing at least 400 boys, including former players, their friends and other young athletes.

CLINTON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that construction at the Beaver Island Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Project is currently on hold pending contract clarification needs. At this time, there is no estimation of when work will resume.

DEWITT — Fundraising for the Frances Banta Waggoner Community Library expansion project passed the 80 percent mark this month.

CLINTON — Are you a gamer? Do you enjoy playing tabletop or video games? If so, you this event is for you. All things gaming will be offered Nov. 2 at Clinton Community College during the CCC Gaming Club Extravaganza III.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when he heatedly rebuffed charges of sexual assault and heavy drinking during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing, and Republicans and Democrats hold starkly divergent views of whether his sworn testimony to…

CAMANCHE — The Camanche VFW Post 9664 will hold its final meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Imperial Lanes. The Camanche District will be there to help with the closing.


CLINTON — Representatives of the Clinton Community School District are working with community members to implement the Iowa Big initiative.

CAMANCHE — One day after the Camanche School District voted to proceed with the school resource officer program, the city of Camanche approved a 28E agreement between the city and the school district.


CLINTON — The next generation of business leaders from Camanche and DeWitt went head to head in the Drs. David & Agnes Palmer Junior Achievement Titan competition on Tuesday at Clinton Community College.


CLINTON — Clinton’s annual Halloween House of Wonders will be held at a new location this year.

CLINTON — A Low Moor man will serve an indeterminate sentence not to exceed 15 years for a felony drug charge, according to a plea agreement.

DES MOINES (AP) — Despite the terrible odds — one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home — someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, now at $900 million. It could happen as soon as Friday night, when the next drawing is held, leaving most of u…

According to the results of a survey released by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation this month, only one in three Americans, about 36 percent, can pass a multiple-choice test consisting of items taken from the citizenship exam, which has a passing score of 60.

We’ve got some pretty big announcements coming up. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for The Lighthouse Newsletter, printing this November, to catch the super cool things we’re doing in the future.

CLINTON — The River Bluff Community Foundation will host area cemetery boards, stewards, friends of cemeteries and funeral directors for a learning event scheduled for noon Oct. 30. The event will be held at the Corner Deli on Fifth Ave, South, Clinton.

CLINTON — For 103 years, YWCA Clinton services have been recognized and financially supported by community stakeholders and organizations. YWCA Clinton has nearly 2,000 members and countless community partnerships and collaborations.


CLINTON — The Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center is the recipient of a US Bank Foundation “Work, Home and Play” grant.


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Like a lot of parents, Mike Herrick occasionally sees his 13-year-old daughter getting lost in her smartphone and wonders: Is technology messing with children's brains, even as it enlightens and empowers them in ways that weren't possible when his generation grew up?

The science behind why it's so difficult to quit smoking is crystal clear: Nicotine is addictive – reportedly as addictive as cocaine or heroin.

A spike in the number of children with a rare neurological disease that causes polio-like symptoms has health officials across the country scrambling to understand the illness. Yet, more than four years after health officials first recorded the most recent uptick in cases, much about the nat…


WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting — decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new study shows. Scientists aren't quite certain why.

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rocketed to their biggest gain in six months Tuesday following strong earnings from major financial and health care companies as well as encouraging reports on the economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 547 points.


NEW YORK (AP) — If Instagram is the dream vacation you'll never go on and Facebook is Thanksgiving with too many relatives arguing over politics, Pinterest is sitting on the couch by yourself, watching a home-improvement show and absent-mindedly flipping through an old issue of Gourmet magazine.

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