Erin Sommers Graphic-Advocate Editor

06/27/2017 - 1:53pm
The Iowa Supreme Court last week changed its rules to prohibit the public from carrying guns anywhere in a county courthouse where a state judge may also be. The rule effectively prevents carrying guns in any public areas of the courthouse, including the elevator at the Calhoun County Courthouse, Attorney Tina Meth Farrington told the Board of Supervisors June 29. Previously, a Second Judicial...
06/27/2017 - 1:53pm
It’s 10:30 a.m. on a Thursday in June, but while the halls at South Central Calhoun Elementary School are quiet, the classrooms are still abuzz with activity. In Kris Nicholson’s classroom, students sit in three groups, working with Nicholson and two associates, honing math skills in three different ways. At Nicholson’s table,...
06/27/2017 - 1:51pm
South Central Calhoun Middle School students won’t be allowed to use their cell phones next year, outside of specific instances allowed by teachers for class purposes and possibly during a time designated for checking messages. Principal Marc DeMoss brought a new cell phone policy to the SCC School Board June 19. “I have issues during...
06/27/2017 - 1:51pm
As Jennifer Redenius studied at the University of Iowa, she noticed something about her peers. “A lot of my fellow college students were leaving the church,” Redenius said. Some of that was likely because her classmates didn’t have a parent reminding them to head to church. But she said she thought her peers also may have just...
06/27/2017 - 1:50pm
Calhoun County Engineer Zac Andersen brought plans for a resurfacing project on N57, which will include work on First Street through Rockwell City, to the Rockwell City Council June 19. Andersen said the project will cost about $1 million, with Rockwell City to be responsible for about $124,000. Andersen’s office will handle the design, bid...
06/27/2017 - 1:49pm
No single decision will revitalize a community’s economy, Jim Thompson told town officials and economic boosters June 21. Instead, he said, a combination of interrelated things is the key to improving a town’s economic stability. Thompson, a business specialist with the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Downtown Resource...
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