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The Ider Homemakers Club met and elected our Key Member for 2020. Due to the COVID-19 virus situation, most of the 2020 meetings were put on hold or held in a limited capacity. We are very grateful, as I am sure most everyone is, that this virus may be waning.

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Alabama Highway 117 was closed for several hours on Wednesday from the Flat Rock four-way to the Jackson/DeKalb County line due to a traffic accident involving a commercial vehicle before 10 a.m. central time, according to Flat Rock’s Tri-Community Fire Department. Also responding were the C…

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Marching band members from various DeKalb County Schools represented the county at the Alabama Bicentennial Parade in downtown Montgomery last Saturday.

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IDER, Ala. – For 60 years, the Valley Head Saddlery LLC has carried on the proud tradition of manufacturing, selling and repairing saddles. They’ve adapted to a number of challenges during those six decades.

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Local author Jerry McAbee held a book signing at the Ider Library recently. McAbee told those attending about his book and how the title of the book, “Stubborn Men and Parched Corn,” which is told from a southern soldier’s point of view during the Civil war, is ironic because in his book he …

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Sitting just off of Highway 75, close to the Ider-Henagar line, is a familiar building that has been the staple of the small community for nearly 30 years. The building, which was the original home of The Cabbage Bowl, has underwent several changes in ownership and name through the years. Th…

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Ider High School student, Mycah Swift, said the “Shop with a Cop” program will be able to help over 50 children receive Christmas gifts this year.

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Ider native Mycah Swift will once again host the “Christmas in the Park” on Dec. 8 to sponsor her toy drive program, “Shop with a Cop.”

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Dr. David Campbell, President of Northeast Alabama Community College, is pleased to announce that 159 students made the President’s and Dean’s lists during the summer semester.

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Durell and Lynn Owens are continuing a fundraiser for Ider Schools’ William Rogers Center of Learning this year with a barbecue competition and a few new additions, including the sponsorship of Alabama Barbecue Association and Kansas City Barbeque Society.

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The 10th annual Race to Embrace was held at the Fort Payne High School football stadium on Friday.

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Republican candidate Todd Greeson kicked off his campaign for DeKalb County Circuit Clerk on March 8 at the Coal & Iron Building in Fort Payne.

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Taylor Shannon and Anna Daniels are both seniors at Ider High School, and the two are the first female high school students to compete at the state SkillsUSA competition in the welding category.

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Ad valorem renewal was an important topic discussed in the monthly DeKalb County Board of Education’s regular meeting.

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After 64 years of perfecting the art of hairstyling, local barber Buddy Hastings has recently put his hair clippers away for good. But before permanently closing the door to Hasting Barber Shop in Ider, Alabama, one last customer occupied Hastings’ barber chair.

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An Ider man was arrested on drug charges after officers with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office obtained a search warrant for a residence on County Road 788 in the Ider community.

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Ider High School on Thursday honored men and women for their service to our nation in the U.S. armed forces at a Veterans Day program in the high school gym.

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Deputies have recovered two vehicles that were reported stolen over the past three weeks.