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When actress Carrie Fisher died last month at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack while on board a flight from London to Los Angeles, thousands of Star Wars fans mourned the death of the beloved princess.

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Welcome to the present. Accepting the fact that our baby girl, Sierra, (actually 24 years old) was getting married made me realize that I was chronologically challenged.

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It’s safe to say Santa Claus is a busy man this time of year. However, with a little help from Mrs. Claus, The Valley News was able to interview Santa while he was at the Everly Brothers Childhood Home on Saturday, Dec. 17.

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America’s rising obesity rate may finally be leveling off – but not before Iowa’s rate approached three times its level in 1990, a new report shows.

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Now that the school year has begun, let me begin by saying, students can have too many responsibilities and activities.

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OMAHA – The Rose Theater launched its 2016-17 season on Friday with the opening of “Goodnight Moon,” a musical featuring the classic children’s book by the same name. The upcoming season will continue to provide entertaining and educational offerings for children and families. The nine mains…

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It’s still hot and it’s still humid, but fall seasonal craft beers are just starting to hit the shelves to remind us that cooler days are right around the corner.

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It may be hard to believe now, but Lake Manawa was once a resort area, with dance halls, restaurants, lodges and an amusement park.

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Justin Bernard’s beekeeping prowess doesn’t just get him all the honey he needs – he was recently recognized for his advocacy for pollinators by a statewide program.

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FAMILY Inc. is celebrating 25 years as a provider of home visitation and related services.

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After reading a book by Dr. Keith Ellis recently, entitled, “One Minute With God,” I’ve been motivated to share what I believe was my “one minute with God”.

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Though not a person who would be considered a “stranger” to guns and shooting, Patricia Harrold of Papillion, Nebraska, didn’t think much about them before her husband’s death in 2012.

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“I wonder what day it is,” Uncle Ivan said as I walked into his John Deere franchise. He continued speaking as he exaggerated his speech. “Let’s see, hmmm, it seems to me that there was something important happening today, but it must have just slipped my mind.” He pretended to reflect as he…

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Locals looking for primetime entertainment can take their favorite shows to the streets with this year’s Annual Blast from the Past for the Future event on Saturday, April 16 from 5 until 9 p.m. on the 100 Block in Council Bluffs.

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Yesterday, Valentine’s Day, a day that focuses on love, was a special day for the volunteers at the Pottawattamie County Animal Shelter and a Carroll man who, as a resident of Des Moines in July of 1999, was told that he had less than a 20 percent chance of surviving a vicious beating.

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For Dick Miller, “Chief of the Canyons,” a Louis Grell painting he’d not seen before a trip to St. Louis in the fall, was a reflection of his life as a young man growing up in Sioux City, an area once inhabited by the Sioux Indian tribe, and today in an area named after the Potawatomi Indian…

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It was December in southeast Kansas and a thin layer of snow was on the ground. My stepmother was busy baking cookies and sprinkling Christmas colored sprinkles on top of them when my seven-year-old sister, Sylvia, and I came bounding through the front door and as usual, we were hungry. Ther…

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The Council Bluffs Kennel Club will hold its annual dog show Nov. 21-22 at the Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way, and it’s sure to get your tail wagging.

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Locals looking to get a little creative with their buzz have a new hot spot to set sights on in Council Bluffs.

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