TOP HEADLINES


  • Trice Lyons digs into his ear of sweet corn during the 2019 Sweet Corn Daze celebration, held at the Courthouse Square in Rockwell City. The weekend slate of festivities returns, starting this Thursday. [File photo]
    08/02/2021 - 8:02pm

  • Renowned charity runner Rik Zortman paces through Lake City during his visit in 2020. Zortman returned to the City with Everything but a Lake during RAGBRAI on July 26. [File photo]
    08/02/2021 - 7:59pm

  • Kody Kutz connects with the softball for a base hit during last year’s Jolley Softball Tournament, held at the Field of Screams in Jolley. The 39th annual Jolley Softball Tournament and the 18th annual Jolley Tractor Ride is slated for this weekend. [File photo]
    08/02/2021 - 7:55pm

  • A bull rider hangs on for dear life during the Western Days Rodeo, which took place on June 26 at the TRSC Rodeo Grounds in Lake City. The Chris Thompson Memorial Bull Ride is scheduled for August 21. [Tyler Anderson/The Graphic-Advocate]
    08/02/2021 - 7:54pm

  • SCC incoming senior Levi Meyer begins to push a provided vehicle during last year’s Toughman Contest, held at the SCC Football Practice Field in Lake City. This year’s Toughman Contest is scheduled for Friday evening. [File photo]
    08/02/2021 - 7:48pm
  • 08/02/2021 - 7:46pm

  • Rockwell City resident Elaine Lange (left of center) shows off her Governor’s Volunteer Award, attained during a special recognition ceremony held recently. Lange was acknowledged for her service at Opportunity Living. [Provided photo]
    08/02/2021 - 7:42pm

  • Pictured above (from left to right) are Terry Janssen, ISU Extension Regional Director; Tiffany Blair, Calhoun Co. Youth Coordinator; Ellen O’Loughlin, Calhoun Office Manager, Community & Families Program Coordinator; Jill Mims, Agriculture and Outreach Program Coordinator; John Lawrence, Vice President ISU Extension and Outreach; and Darcy Murley, Calhoun Co. Council Chair. [Provided photo]
    08/02/2021 - 7:41pm

  • In their July 19 meeting, the South Central Calhoun Board of Directors was provided with a report on the state of the home stands at the SCC Middle School Outdoor Complex in Rockwell City. The SCC school board is starting to explore the idea of either retrofitting or overhauling the aging bleachers. [Tyler Anderson/The Graphic-Advocate]
    07/27/2021 - 10:11am

  • SCC incoming senior Jayden Soard (center) takes down a Clarion-Goldfield-Dows ball carrier for a loss during a home game held last season at Titan Stadium in Lake City. In an announcement made on July 13 via social media, SCC incoming senior Jayden Soard decided to verbally commit to the Dordt University football program in Sioux Center. [File photo]
    07/27/2021 - 10:09am
  • 07/27/2021 - 10:03am

  • SCC senior Ayden Toms throws a ground ball toward first base during the Titans’ Class 2A-District 4 Tournament on July 10 in Guthrie Center. Toms and freshman Gavin Batta were given honorable mentions in the TLC All-Conference baseball teams. [Tyler Anderson/The Graphic-Advocate]
    07/27/2021 - 10:01am

  • The City Council of Rockwell City is proposing an ordinance for fireworks during the Fourth of July, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in their latest meeting held on July 19 at City Hall. [Tyler Anderson/The Graphic-Advocate]
    07/27/2021 - 9:59am

  • SCC senior Sally Musselman fires a pitch toward home plate during one of the Titans’ home games, which took place this past season at the Titan Diamond in Lytton. [Tyler Anderson/The Graphic-Advocate]
    07/27/2021 - 9:54am

  • Shown above are Keith and Barb Sexton of Rockwell City, who are one of seven recipients of the “Way We Live” Award, announced this past Thursday by the Iowa State Fair. [Provided photo]
    07/27/2021 - 9:42am

News


Trice Lyons digs into his ear of sweet corn during the 2019 Sweet Corn Daze celebration, held at the Courthouse Square in Rockwell City. The weekend slate of festivities returns, starting this Thursday. [File photo]
08/02/2021 - 8:02pm
Rockwell City gears up for 11th annual Sweet Corn Daze As the temperatures get warmer and the countdown to the beginning of the new school year is numbered in days rather than months, Rockwell City is preparing for its big celebration in the Sweet...

Opinion


In the latest Preserving The Past column from Lynne Gentry, Alpha Owens wrote about her spotted cow, Bossy, who once had beautiful horns – like the Holstein cow above. [Public domain photo]
08/02/2021 - 7:45pm
We return to Alpha Owens’ memories of her life growing up on a farm in Calhoun County of the 1890s. A variety of farm animals populated the farm and Owens knew them well. She titled her selection “Tragedies among the Stock.” “We had an old spotted...

Sports


Kody Kutz connects with the softball for a base hit during last year’s Jolley Softball Tournament, held at the Field of Screams in Jolley. The 39th annual Jolley Softball Tournament and the 18th annual Jolley Tractor Ride is slated for this weekend. [File photo]
08/02/2021 - 7:55pm
The tradition continues, and it’s just as strong as it was nearly four decades ago. Slated for this weekend, the 39th annual Jolley Softball Tournament and the 18th annual Jolley Tractor Ride will take over the town located in the heart of Calhoun...

Obituaries

07/22/2021 - 8:06am
Douglas “Jugs” Johnson, 67, died on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Trinity Regional Hospital in Fort Dodge. Graveside services will be held at a later date. Lampe & Powers Funeral Home is assisting the family. Douglas Dwight Johnson was born on...

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