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Former mayor of Mt. Union wins $70K in damages

The former mayor and city clerk of Mt. Union won their defamation case against the unincorporated town. On Tuesday, Dec. 5, Dan Johnson, the former mayor of Mt. Union, and his sister Linda Johnson, who worked as the city clerk, appeared in the Henry County District Court to sue the unincorporated town for $250,000 in… Continue reading Former mayor of Mt. Union wins $70K in damages

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Man arrested, charged with murder in Mt. Pleasant cold case

An arrest has been made in a missing person cold case from 2000. The husband of 22-year-old Elizabeth Syperda, who went missing from Mt. Pleasant in 2000, has been arrested and charged with her murder in the first degree. Michael Lee Syperda, 52, was arrested in Rifle, Co., and taken into custody without incident late… Continue reading Man arrested, charged with murder in Mt. Pleasant cold case

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Public Health appoints new interim director, discusses transition to county

Shelley Van Dorin has been appointed as Public Health’s interim director in light of current director Patti Sallee’s resignation. As Sallee leaves Public Health for other career opportunities, Van Dorin has been charged with seeing the department through the transition as they become a county-based instead of a hospital-based department. During the Board of Health… Continue reading Public Health appoints new interim director, discusses transition to county

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New London installing cameras on school buses, citing safety precaution

NEW LONDON — As an extra safety precaution and to monitor behavior, the New London Community School District is installing cameras on all six of their school buses. One camera will be pointed at the speedometer, one will have a view of the “Stop” arm on the side of the bus and another will have… Continue reading New London installing cameras on school buses, citing safety precaution

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Area lawmaker says mental health needs to be priority in New London school district

NEW LONDON — With the holidays around the corner and the New Year on the horizon, the New London School Board invited lawmaker Dave Heaton to discuss with them the legislative priorities for education in 2018 during their meeting on Monday, Nov. 20. Heaton, with Iowa House District 84, said that he doesn’t yet have… Continue reading Area lawmaker says mental health needs to be priority in New London school district

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Tour of Homes jumpstarts holiday decorating in MP historic homes

House guests shuffled around in blue booties as they walked through the five historic houses in Mt. Pleasant handpicked by the T.T.T. Society for Tour of Homes on Sunday, Nov. 19. For 19 years, T.T.T. Chapter DD has hosted Tour of Homes to raise money for girls who have completed the fourth grade to go… Continue reading Tour of Homes jumpstarts holiday decorating in MP historic homes