Erin Sommers Graphic-Advocate Editor

09/20/2017 - 8:35am
A former Rockwell City man who is serving a life sentence for killing a Rockwell City police office successfully petitioned a judge to move back a nonjury trial for post-conviction relief. Corey Trott lost his appeal to the Iowa Supreme Court, and late last year, filed for post-conviction for his conviction on a charge of first-degree murder for the shooting death of Rockwell City Officer Jamie...
09/20/2017 - 8:34am
Calhoun County residents who use a bridge near the Pocahontas County line have offered mixed feedback on the bridge’s closure, Engineer Zac Andersen told the Board of Supervisors Sept. 12. “I’ve had some people call and say they’d rather see it closed,” Andersen said, adding those residents are happy that large trucks...
09/20/2017 - 8:34am
Calhoun County Sheriff Scott Anderson and his deputies have a new tool to keep them safe and help them track down people suspected of crimes. Anderson last week showed the Board of Supervisors the new computer program, which every deputy now has in his vehicle. “This helped us a ton just the other day,” Anderson said. Maintenance...
09/20/2017 - 8:33am
In 2002, when 4-H was celebrating its 100th anniversary in Iowa, local clubs began to wonder about their own history, and what happened that led to the creation of the organization itself. What came next snowballed into a broader look at the history of Iowa State University Extension and the founding of ISU itself, Jill Mims of Iowa State...
09/20/2017 - 8:32am
Jessica Hicks and Tanner Macke were named the 2017 South Central Calhoun Homecoming Queen and King at the annual coronation and pep rally Sept. 13 in Lake City. The coronation preceded the presentation of the high school’s fall sports teams and the class skits. Students picked Disney as their theme this year, and each of the skits played on...
09/20/2017 - 8:30am
Marae Erkenbrack was teaching classes at Dance2Xtreme studio in Lake City before she’d finished high school. When the South Central Calhoun graduate enrolled at Iowa Central Community College, she picked a career field that she hoped would give her steady, weekday hours and still give her time to teach classes in the evening at the studio....
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