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Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 2:48pm
Calhoun County students were more likely to have tried alcohol than students statewide, the latest Iowa Youth Survey says. In Calhoun County, 63 percent of the sixth-, eighth- and 11th grade students who responded to the survey last spring said they...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 2:42pm
Reading and sitting at the lake go hand in hand, Shawn Russell says. The Fort Dodge kindergarten teacher loves to visit the lake, and she likes to read, but the reading materials she often has at hand are teaching resource books. Earlier this year,...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 2:41pm
Rachel Hemer said she found herself falling into a rut when answering her students’ questions about what career they could pursue if they studied English in college. Hemer, who has been teaching for more than a dozen years, said she would...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 2:39pm
Many of the children attending a Kids in the Kitchen program in Rockwell City Aug. 3 had some cooking experience already – everything from baking cookies to making pizza. But the Iowa State University Extension program taught them a few new...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 2:38pm
When Janis Miller lost her job around Christmas of last year, she decided it was time to take a risk with a business she’d been dabbling in for two decades. It was a big step, but one that has paid off. “It is going phenomenally,”...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 2:37pm
Curtis Vanderheiden has been pleasantly surprised by the parks in Calhoun County. “Calhoun County has kind of a hidden gem with all this stuff,” said Vanderheiden, who was hired earlier this summer to be the county’s new...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 9:53am
The annual South Central Calhoun “Pop” Scrimmage for the 2017 fall seasons will be held in Lake City Friday, Aug. 18, beginning with the volleyball scrimmage at 4:30 p.m. and the football scrimmage starting at 6:30 p.m. The 2017 SCC...
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