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FLOAT ON

INDEPENDENCE — At 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, James Robinson and Nathan Litke were hard at work.

August 17, 2016 11 a.m. read more..


Hitting the road

MONMOUTH — As a child, Shannon Snair made it a point to protect her younger sister Nora from all she could.

August 10, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
  

Annual event hopes to raise $800,000 for MS research

POLK COUNTY — The first year Augi Garred joined Bike MS, an annual event that is part of a national movement and raises money for Multiple Sclerosis research, he was more concerned about how he’d look riding than how his actual journey would go.

July 27, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
 

LongBoard Larry finds a home

INDEPENDENCE — If not for a decision long ago by his older brother, Larry Peterson’s life would look a lot different than it does now.

July 20, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
 

Dirtbags put aside rivalries for now

POLK COUNTY — Athletes often cite chemistry as a key to success. On a team where players have little to no experience playing with each other, developing chemistry can be difficult.

July 13, 2016 11 a.m. read more..


Going out in a blaze of glory

The moment had finally arrived. All the training (well … at least a couple days of training) was about to come to fruition at the Monmouth-Independence Fourth of July tennis tournament on Saturday.

July 7, 2016 10:06 a.m. read more..
   

43rd MONMOUTH-INDEPENDENCE FOURTH OF JULY TENNIS TOURNAMENT: Tennis tourney set for July 2-3

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE — Patty Youngren has been a part of an annual tradition for more than three decades — the Monmouth-Independence Fourth of July tennis tournament. “I moved here in 1985. I played against Mary Christensen in my first competition,” Youngren said. “She and Phil Schroeder, who ran the tournament at the time, crushed my partner and I. Mary has become a lifelong friend.”

June 22, 2016 11 a.m. read more..

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