Erin Sommers Graphic-Advocate Editor

11/14/2017 - 11:07am
South Central Calhoun Middle School students offered their thanks and appreciation to military veterans and men and women in active service Friday. “You made it so people know heroes don’t always wear capes,” Keira Hammen said. “You made us safe. You made us free.” Emma Englin addressed her letter to veterans to some specific veterans – her great-grandfathers...
11/14/2017 - 11:06am
Sunny Knoll Care Centre celebrated completion of one project – installation of new flooring – while raising funds for more improvements Friday night. Support for the care center’s mission was evident by the number of community members visiting to eat a meal of hamburgers or hot dogs, beans and bars, the latter donated to the care...
11/14/2017 - 11:04am
Just before the South Central Calhoun School Board approved asking voters to support a $5 million levy for building projects, board member Nick Spencer raised the kinds of questions he expects to hear from the community in the next five months. “The way I look at this, we’ve got a $5 million tax we need to generate, I need to hear...
11/14/2017 - 11:03am
Three Dakota Access pipeline protesters who were convicted of trespassing on that company’s easement in Calhoun County are appealing their convictions. Emma Schmit, of Rockwell City, and Tosun Mahmud Fitil, of Omaha, were convicted of trespassing last month. Their sentencing hearing is set for this week, but their attorney has appealed the...
11/14/2017 - 11:02am
Jill Heisterkamp has spent the past year learning a lot about economic development. A Lake City native who lived in Michigan, Kansas City and other parts of Iowa, Heisterkamp returned to Calhoun County last year to become Calhoun County Economic Development Director. In that time, she’s visited all of the communities in the county, attended...
11/14/2017 - 11:01am
Remember that time women were supposed to post a cryptic, one-word status update on Facebook a few years ago? Instructions were circulated via a secret message, explaining that women should post the color of the bra they were wearing, in order to support breast cancer patients. Or was it to create awareness of breast cancer? I never really was...
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