Erin Sommers

12/05/2018 - 4:48pm
A member of Calhoun County’s Zoning Board passed along his desire to update the county’s zoning ordinances to the Board of Supervisors last week. Supervisor Mike Cooper said Rick Peters, who serves on the Zoning Board, was expressing interest in the county setting aside funding for a review and update of the zoning rules. “We probably do need to look at that zoning ordinance,...
12/05/2018 - 4:47pm
Come December, children start talking about Santa. Who is he? How does he deliver all those presents? And, most importantly, what is the jolly old elf going to bring to them? A group of South Central Calhoun second-grade students sat down with The Graphic-Advocate recently to offer their theories about how the holiday magic happens. It all starts...
12/05/2018 - 4:45pm
Richard Black’s first attempt at college didn’t take. “After I got out of high school, I helped dad on the farm for a year,” Black said in an interview at that same farm, outside of Farnhamville. “I decided to go to college. I thought I was going to be an engineer.” He enrolled at Drake University, where, he...
03/20/2018 - 2:53pm
Diane Vavak had long wanted to own her own business. The Rockwell City resident used to dream about what kind of business she could open, think about inventory and pricing, focus on any kind of detail as she suffered in an abusive marriage. Eventually, she was able to escape the marriage; six years later, she met her now husband, Tim, who told her...
02/27/2018 - 5:28pm
In the late 1980s, Christi Savage was sewing clothes for work, making food to take to work, riding a shuttle one hour each way into work in Minneapolis. “I was doing everything for work,” Savage said. So she tried piecing quilts. “It was something to do,” she said. Her first finished product was a miniature log cabin...
01/23/2018 - 5:36pm
Angie Jensen of Manson started refinishing furniture for herself more than four years ago. At the time, Jensen was a stay at- home mom, but the interior design degree she had earned gave her the knowledge to tackle her first furniture project, stripping, painting and decorating a dresser for one of her three boys. She picked a comics motif,...
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