Erin Sommers Graphic-Advocate Editor

11/20/2018 - 3:45pm
The South Central Calhoun Titans may not have made it to the field at the UNI Dome this year, but that didn’t stop Jacy McAlexander’s jersey from being there. West Sioux High School football captains took the jersey to honor McAlexander, who died in May of cancer, on the field for the coin toss in the state championship game with Dike-New Hartford Friday in Cedar Falls. Ben Bouza,...
11/20/2018 - 3:43pm
As Stewart Memorial Community Hospital employees discussed the need for improvements to several parts of the hospital, an emergency room worker offered CEO Cindy Carstens a story that illustrated just what’s wrong with the existing setup. An elderly woman from out of town was in the emergency room, Carstens said, and when she was discharged...
11/20/2018 - 3:41pm
As World War II loomed, Norma Willoughby’s father gave her some sound advice. “With the war coming, my father said, ‘Norma, you’ll have to quit college,’” Willoughby told a small audience at Sunnyview in Rockwell City on a recent afternoon. Her father, a government employee, encouraged her instead to take a...
11/20/2018 - 3:39pm
There’s a question a stranger can pose to a teen online that seems innocuous but can pose significant danger, Amber Lawrence of Teens Against Human Trafficking told Lohrville residents Nov. 14. “You seem sad, what’s bothering you,” is perfectly acceptable coming from parents, teachers or other adults involved in a child...
11/20/2018 - 3:37pm
Tyler Fistler was leaning toward a career in physical therapy. “At first, I always knew I wanted to go into the medical field,” Fistler said in an interview last month at the Fistler Chiropractic office in Rockwell City, within the Nick Hildreth Memorial Clinic. Sports injuries led to recurring headaches, and those brought him to a...
11/20/2018 - 3:11pm
Austin Jacobs graduated from Southern Cal High School and headed off to Simpson College as a Democrat. “If I could have voted for (former President Barack) Obama, I would have,” Jacobs said in a recent phone interview. Instead, he became friends with someone heavily involved in the college’s Republican organization. That led him...
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