Erin Sommers Graphic-Advocate Editor

08/07/2018 - 8:43am
Occasionally, residents of Shady Oaks celebrate milestone anniversaries and birthdays. This fall, it’s Shady Oaks itself that’s having an anniversary – a golden one, to be exact. The senior care facility will celebrate 50 years of service in the community in September. In preparation, Shady Oaks is hosting a fundraiser Aug. 23, Public Relations Coordinator Brittany Drew said....
07/31/2018 - 8:53am
Calhoun County native Michele Maguire Beck used to tell people didn’t want to marry a farmer. “Then I met my husband,” said Beck, who now lives in Ringgold County. She spoke July 19 to several dozen women at the first Calhoun County Women, Land and Legacy event, held at the Lake City Public Library. Women, Land and Legacy is a U....
07/31/2018 - 8:52am
Calhoun County recently received a $15,000 check from Iowa Select Farms to offset the cost of repairing damage to a B-Level county road near a proposed sow confinement. The payment is to help with the cost of upkeep and maintenance of the road during construction, Calhoun County Engineer Zac Anderson told the Board of Supervisors July 24. “...
07/31/2018 - 8:44am
Iowa Public Television’s Dan Wardell had a big request for young readers July 25 in Lohrville. “Hold on to your hair,” he told the crowd of kids in the Lohrville Community Center. “Today, when you go home, I want you to go up to your TVs and I want you to turn them off.” Yes, the state television host, who talks with...
07/31/2018 - 8:40am
A Rockwell City woman has finished the first portion of her Peace Corps tenure in Uganda, but will soon head back to spend another year in the East African nation. Brandi Murley, a 2011 Rockwell City/Lytton graduate, headed to Uganda in 2016, with intentions of teaching agricultural practices. It seemed like a natural fit for the Iowan with a...
07/24/2018 - 12:19pm
Sweet Corn Daze is expanding to add events all week long leading up to the Aug. 4 celebration in Rockwell City. The week will begin with the opening of a scavenger hunt, which starts July 28, the Monday before the Saturday main event, organizer Theresa Hildreth said. Participants will card at City Hall, Parkside Flowers or the Rockwell City...
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