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  • Grandview’s Little League World Series Dream Comes to an End

    WILLIAMSPORT – The boys from Grandview have nothing to hang their heads about. Grandview lost to Michigan, 5-4, ending their LLWS dream. The boys from the East side finished 1-2 in Williamsport.

  • 2018 Iowa State Sets Record for Attendance and More

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The Iowa State Fair set a new attendance record in 2018 … by the narrowest of margins. On Monday the State Fair announced the final attendance for 2018 at 1,130,260 visitors.  That beats the previous record set last year by just 189 people. That wasn’t the only record set by fair-goers this year. A record 89,558 people took in a show at the Grandstand.  That record was made possible thanks to an expansion that added 4,000 […]

  • Des Moines City Council Passes Storm Sewer Rate Increase

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Des Moines City Council approved an increase in the city’s storm sewer rates Monday evening that will raise millions of dollars to update the antiquated system. The Council unanimously approved the plan that will increase rates over the next five years.  Rates will increase six percent for the next two years, then step down to a five-percent, four-percent then three-percent increase before returning to its base level.  Those increases will raise $25 million to upgrade […]

  • Police Officer Breastfeeds Malnourished Baby While on Duty at Hospital

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – An Argentine police officer is being hailed a hero after breastfeeding a malnourished baby while on duty at a children’s hospital. Celeste Jaqueline Ayala was working her shift at Sor Maria Ludovica Hospital in Buenos Aires when she heard a baby crying incessantly. Ayala, who is the mother of a newborn baby, asked hospital staff if she could hold and comfort the crying baby. After receiving permission, Ayala cradled and breastfed the baby until he stopped […]

  • Bayer Seeds Bought, Monsanto Integration Begins

    BASF says it has closed the buyout of Bayer’s global vegetable seed business for an all-cash purchase price of $8.7 billion. The purchased business has 24 crops, 2,600 varieties, 100 breeding programs, and research and development operations. BASF released a statement saying it adds a well-recognized brand to its portfolio. Closing on the deal allows Bayer to begin integrating Monsanto. Bayer took ownership of Monsanto in June, but the companies had to stay separate until conditions were met. The $63 […]

  • Murphy’s Law: Can’t Make Football Completely Safe, Stop Trying

    In this week’s Murphy’s Law, Keith Murphy says the NFL is overreacting to safety concerns by trying to turn football into something it cannot be: safe.

  • FACEOFF: Trouble in Maryland, Meyer/Smith, Little League Classic, Cast Your Kernel

    Mr. Soundoff and Murph go back and forth on more topics.

  • I THINK: MLB Needs to Get Back to Having Fun, David Bote Need Not Apologize for Bat Flip

    John Sears loves baseball, but he loves it when players allow themselves to have fun, like David Bote when he hit his walk-off grand slam last week.  Bote didn’t need to apologize for his ‘bat flip.’

  • Grandview Staves Off Elimination at LLWS

    WILLIAMSPORT – Elimination games have become the norm for the Grandview Little Leaguers.  They’re 5-0 in elimination games. Another such game presented itself on Saturday, win or go home.  Once again Grandview came away victorious, beating Rhode Island 9-5. Grandview will play again Monday at 2 pm against either Hawaii or Michigan, in another elimination game.

  • Grandview’s Masked Man Ready to Provide Spark in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT, PA – The Grandview Little leaguers have at least 1 more game at the LLWS.  Matt McCrea Jr. is ready to provide a spark to his teammates after missing the first game. Michael Admire has more.

  • Grandview’s Stewart Living the Baseball Dream, and Adding Memories

    WILLIAMSPORT –  The Grandview little leaguers are living the dream of so many young kids.  Michael Admire introduces us to one player that is surrounded by baseball 24/7, and that’s just fine.

  • Iowa Now Has Second Lowest Unemployment Rate in the Nation

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Iowa’s unemployment rate dropped to 2.6% in July, making Iowa second to only North Dakota in the nation for employment. According to figures from Iowa Workforce Development the unemployment rate dropped by 0.1% from June’s figures.  The rate is down 0.5% from last July when it stood at 3.1%.  13,200 more Iowans are working now than they were one year ago. Here is the full report released by IWD today.