Erin Sommers Graphic-Advocate Editor

04/19/2017 - 10:14am
Randy Martin found it fitting that the Urbandale Library would name a room dedicated for conversation and community gatherings for his son, Justin. Justin Martin, an Urbandale police officer and Rockwell City native, was shot and killed in November while on duty. The Urbandale Library hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 11; Randy and his wife, Jayne, attended the ceremony and cut the ribbon...
04/19/2017 - 10:11am
Calhoun County Engineer Zac Andersen laid out about $9 million in road projects for the next two construction seasons for the Board of Supervisors April 11. The vast majority of funding for those projects, which include an estimated $4.6 million resurfacing project on old U.S. 20, from Rockwell City to the Webster County line, will come from...
04/19/2017 - 10:10am
South Central Calhoun High School students will find it a bit easier to practice cardiopulmonary resuscitation, thanks to a recent donation. Macke Motors of Lake City, working with the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation, donated four CPR training units to the school. “They had gotten this grant and thought it would be nice to...
04/19/2017 - 10:09am
Five years after Lohrville signed a contract with Lessard Contracting Inc. to install septic systems throughout town, city officials moved ahead with a lawsuit against the contractor who installed septic tanks throughout the town. Mayor Donny Hobbs discussed the suit April 11 with City Council members, noting the attorney for Lessard had filed a...
04/19/2017 - 10:08am
The closure of St. Joseph Church in Lohrville may mean the loss of another community institution. Ruth Wiskus told Lohrville City Council members April 11 she hasn’t yet found a new site for the food pantry, which has operated out of the church and under its nonprofit license since 2014. “With the church closing, there’s no one...
04/19/2017 - 10:07am
A MidAmerican Energy crew working in a Lake City basement last month made an unexpected find – bones, wrapped in a rag rug. The crew brought the bones to the Lake City Police Department March 31, sending officers to three experts before determining the bones were animal, not human, Police Chief Bobby Rist said last week. A veterinarian, the...
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