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The National Weather Service in State College confirmed that a tornado touched down in Tioga County during a severe thunderstorm July 22.

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WELLSBORO – A Mansfield couple with a history of community service that continues to the present are this year’s recipient of the top Tioga Publishing community service award.

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   A meeting to discuss the city's water and sewer system didn't really happen this morning as the vote to go into executive session failed by a vote of 5-3.

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    Major media attention – from USA Today and The Indianapolis Star to Indianapolis TV stations and regional newspapers – have shined a bright light on Blackford High School, thanks largely to freshman sensation Luke Brown and his incredible performances.

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With the holidays a recent memory, most have thoughts of spending time with family or ringing in the New Year with fireworks and reveille. However, the fresh year also means problems for students and teachers.

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AURORA – Chris Soules sounded panicked and out of breath in a 911 call where he was reporting the fatal crash that occurred on County Road W45 north of Aurora, Monday around 8:20 p.m., that killed Ken Mosher, 66, of Aurora.

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FAYETTE – It was a shocking crime scene.  Glass shattered throughout the classroom. Desks flipped onto their sides. Blood splatter and drug residue spread across the floor and desktops. What happened in the Upper Iowa University’s Colgrove-Walker Hall at Fayette Campus?

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ELKADER - Johnson’s Reception Hall in Elkader hosted a standing room only crowd of hunters, landowners and area residents on Monday night who were there to learn about chronic wasting disease and then gave their thoughts on how they wanted to address it.

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OELWEIN — People around the community are starting to hear a buzz about a World Café to be held at the Oelwein Community Plaza from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on March 9. The first question everyone asks is “What kind of food will be there?”

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ELKADER - Deputy Jed Jones has been with the Clayton County Sheriff’s Department since 2010 but recently, according to Sheriff Mike Tschirgi, took on the task of completing an arduous training to become the Department’s DRE (Drug Recognition Expert) officer.

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The Women’s March on Washington that took place on Saturday was joined in solidarity by numerous other marches in cities across the country. The event’s website, womensmarch.com, referred to these as “Sister Marches.” One of those Sister Marches took place in Valparaiso in Porter County. It was a largely peaceful event, even when the participants encountered a pro-life group finishing its own demonstration. The local march was attended by numerous men and women from the surrounding area, including Rensselaer. 

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In his inaugural address President Donald J. Trump pledged to return the power to the people. 

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As new President Donald Trump took over the reins of the nation from former President Barack Obama, about a dozen residents of Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community gathered in Good Shepherd Chapel on Friday morning to witness history in the making.

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OELWEIN, IA. - Oelwein Middle School Social Studies teacher Craig Harrison had his students watch Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony during class on Friday, Jan. 20.

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Jan. 20, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became “the rulers of this nation again.”

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Since the arrival of the Trump administration, local leaders have become largely optimistic about what is yet to come in the President's first term. They are also thrilled with Indiana's connection to the national stage, through former Governor Mike Pence's rise to the Vice Presidency. With these new circumstances, they hope that Indiana's agricultural and political values could influence the direction of the country.  

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Women and men from all corners of the country converged on the nation’s capital a day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

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Susan and Mitchell Bence of Watseka, Ill., are in Washington, D.C., this week for President Donald J. Trump's Inauguration Week. Today they sent some photos of events they've attended this week. 

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RENSSELAER, IN. — In the wake of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, local college students reflected on the 2016 election and where the county may be heading. Some lean toward the conservative side and are filled with enthusiasm. Others are more moderate, staying quietly optimistic. And still others, on the liberal side, are disappointed by the decisions that have been made, but choose to remain hopeful.   

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VINTON, Iowa – With the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States, courthouses, city council chambers and other official buildings will be replacing the portrait of outgoing President Barak Obama with that of the newly sworn president

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Finger Lakes Times photographer Spencer Tulis made the trip from Geneva, N.Y. to Washington, D.C., for the inauguration of the nation's 45th president, Donald J. Trump.

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YATES COUNTY, N.Y. — For folks like Yates County Republicans Jack Prendergast and Sandy King, there was no doubt in their minds that Donald Trump was the guy.

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GENEVA, N.Y. — A large contingent from Geneva will be among the thousands of women taking to the streets of the nation’s capital Saturday, a day after Donald J. Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States.

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GENEVA, N.Y. — He was the nation’s first African-American president and came into office with the nation on the brink of depression. He promised hope and change. His critics and even his supporters can debate whether he accomplished that in his eight years as president.

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WASHINGTON D.C. - Iowa’s First District Congressman Rod Blum (R) from Dubuque will be attending the inauguration today. He shared the following thoughts about the event:

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RENSSELAER, IND. — Rensselaer Central Schools Corporation teacher Stephanie Davisson is attending the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Donald Trump today. Davisson may attempt to broadcast her view of the crowds and ceremonies live on her Facebook page, and she plans to give presentations on what she sees for Rensselaer students on Monday.

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CASS COUNTY – As the nation gets ready for a new president, local Cass County Republican and Democratic chairmen are giving their thoughts on the upcoming inauguration, scheduled for today.

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RENSSELAER, IND. — Patty Coons, a retired senior executive for the Decorating Den Interiors franchise who currently lives in Rensselaer, will be attending the inauguration ceremony of Donald Trump today. This opportunity comes as part of her close connection with the Mike Pence family, the Indiana Delegation, and various other historic political campaigns.

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ATLANTIC - It’s a historic week for Americans, Congressman David Young, representing Iowa’s Third District, said Wednesday, during a visit to Atlantic.

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On Nov. 8, 2016, Jaedon Foreman, a freshman at the University of South Dakota studying business economics, reserved a special room on campus.

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GENEVA, N.Y. — Bob Hayssen and Phil Beckley hopped into Hayssen’s Hummer this morning for a road trip to Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States.

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    WATSEKA, ILL. — A Watseka couple is headed to Washington, DC, today by car, ready for a big week of inaugural festivities.

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OLEAN, N.Y. — Cattaraugus County Republican Party Chairman Robert C. Keis Sr., was among the first in the state to endorse Donald Trump for president during the Republican presidential primaries.

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DuBOIS – U.S. Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson, R-Howard, Pa., will have a prime seat when Donald Trump is sworn in as the next president of the United States Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C.

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OCEANA COUNTY, MICH. — Oceana County will be represented Saturday, Jan. 21 in Washington, DC as women from across the country gather for the Women’s March on Washington, a nationally organized event to celebrate not just women’s rights but equality for all people. 

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According to a release by the Blackford County Sheriff’s Office, Steven P. Spaulding, 43, of rural Montpelier, was declared dead at the scene of the crash, at Warren Avenue and Columbia Street, early Sunday.

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