Erin Sommers Graphic-Advocate Editor

10/18/2017 - 8:14am
The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department could use three more deputies and two more dispatchers to avoid employee burnout and turnover, Sheriff Scott Anderson said last week. Anderson met Oct. 10 with the Board of Supervisors, presenting them with a letter explaining why his department was likely to exceed its budget for this year, and why he would like to see a significant budget increase...
10/18/2017 - 7:49am
For more than a year, I’ve been trying to write a column about free speech, particularly in the context of political protests. I started thinking about this last year when a Calhoun County resident flew a flag upside down in protest of how he felt he was being treated by the Dakota Access Pipeline. He was a military veteran who said it...
10/12/2017 - 4:11pm
South Central Calhoun Middle School parents received a letter Thursday informing them of rumors of threatened violence for Friday, and assurance that school officials were investigating the rumors, which had not been substantiated.   “When a rumor comes in, we investigate, interview with the students that heard about it, communicate...
10/10/2017 - 1:58pm
A Lake City tradition will return this November. Starla and Doug Winter initiated the community Thanksgiving meal in 2005, and the midday meal, free to the community and open to everyone, ran through 2013. This year, Linda and Jim Luhring have stepped in to help Starla Winter revive the community outreach, which served upwards of 150 people at its...
10/10/2017 - 1:57pm
The Calhoun County Board of Supervisors is still getting complaints from landowners about work performed – and some things left undone – by the Dakota Access pipeline. As the Texas-based oil transportation company’s construction permit nears its expiration date – possibly at the end of this month – the supervisors are...
10/10/2017 - 1:55pm
Marylyn Gillespie of Lake City will again see her words in print in the annual poetry anthology “Lyrical Iowa.” This year, Gillespie’s submission looks at the waxing and waning of a household, in a work she titled “Things Change.” The poem follows her own adult life, from her first move that needed only “two...
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