Erin Sommers Graphic-Advocate Editor

05/23/2017 - 2:51pm
Rockwell City’s Main Street Iowa application has a good chance of being selected for the economic development program, officials told the Calhoun County Board of Supervisors May 16. “Our chances are looking pretty favorable,” Calhoun County Economic Development Corp. Director Jill Heisterkamp said. “There are only four or five towns competing for three positions.”...
05/23/2017 - 2:51pm
Scott Michael Greene, 46, of Urbandale, pleaded guilty to killing two police officers Friday. The judge hearing his case sentenced Greene to two consecutive life sentences for the deaths of Urbandale Police Officer Justin Martin and Des Moines Sgt. Anthony Beminio. Though Polk County Attorney John Sarcone said at a press conference following the...
05/23/2017 - 2:50pm
South Central Calhoun School Board President Ron Maulsby has gotten positive feedback from community members after the board scaled back a proposed construction project. But board member Judy Hungate said she’s still hearing opposition from constituents. “I think we need to talk more to the older generations,” she said. Newly...
05/23/2017 - 2:48pm
Kari Musselman and Darci Lightner joined the South Central Calhoun School Board May 15, replacing Ryan Hildreth and Tom Steinborn, who resigned at the April meeting. Musselman, whose two children will be in high school next year, ran unsuccessfully against Hildreth in 2015. The two received an equal number of votes in the write-in campaign, but...
05/23/2017 - 2:48pm
The development of Featherstone Park is the proverbial feather in Keith Roos’ cap, his colleagues said at a retirement celebration last week. For three decades, first as sanitarian, then working in zoning, conservation and weed commissioner roles, Roos has been a constant presence in Calhoun County. Last month, he retired, and on May 16,...
05/23/2017 - 2:47pm
Max Hawthorne and Hunter Winker learned an important lesson while conducting their experiment for South Central Calhoun Middle School’s science fair. “To use hand sanitizer after you touch the fifth- and sixth-grade science room door handle,” Winker said. They learned that lesson after watching the slice of bread they wiped on...
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