Erin Sommers Graphic-Advocate Editor

01/02/2018 - 3:49pm
Calhoun County’s Board of Supervisors accepted a proposed $1,500 raise for elected officials at their Dec. 26 meeting, with one caveat. The board opted to make their acceptance conditional on the state of the county’s budget, once budget hearings begin this month. But at least one supervisor wasn’t happy that the Compensation Board, which made the recommendation last month, went...
01/02/2018 - 3:48pm
For more than a century, women in one local family have been hitting the basketball court, a matrilineal tradition that started six generations ago in Auburn. Frances (Bean) VanAhn kicked off the tradition, playing high school ball before graduating from Auburn in 1913. Today, VanAhn’s great-great-great-granddaughters, Payton and Sayer Steig...
01/02/2018 - 3:41pm
 When the clock turns over at midnight Dec. 31 and starts the new year, plenty of Americans vow to make changes in their lives, or set goals for the next year. Iowa’s legislators are no different. The Graphic-Advocate reached out to federal and local elected officials, to see what their goals are for 2018. On the federal level, trade...
01/02/2018 - 3:39pm
Iowa Central Community College officials are hoping a 12 percent reduction in the amount of money they are asking voters to approve is enough of a change to garner the 60 percent yes votes needed to approve the tax increase. ICCC President Dr. Dan Kinney has been making the rounds throughout the nine-county region that supports the college, again...
12/26/2017 - 3:39pm
The biggest story of 2017 marked the end of two years of litigation against a handful of northwestern Iowa drainage districts. A federal judge in March ruled the Des Moines Water Works could not seek the financial compensation it wanted, nor could it ask the federal government to impose Clean Water Act rules on drainage districts in Calhoun, Buena...
12/26/2017 - 3:37pm
A Twin Lakes landowner tried, unsuccessfully, to convince members of the Calhoun County Board of Adjustments to grant a variance allowing him to build a home closer to what the county zoning administrator considers to be a back lot line. Dave Madsen, who developed the subdivision on North Twin Lake’s east side and who owns a lot there,...
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