Erin Sommers Graphic-Advocate Editor

08/15/2017 - 2:48pm
Calhoun County students were more likely to have tried alcohol than students statewide, the latest Iowa Youth Survey says. In Calhoun County, 63 percent of the sixth-, eighth- and 11th grade students who responded to the survey last spring said they had never tried alcohol, compared with 71 percent of students surveyed statewide. But overall, the survey shows, the number of teens using alcohol,...
08/01/2017 - 2:10pm
The challenge at the Lake City Public Library Thursday afternoon looked easy enough at first. Summer reading club participants broke into two groups in front of a set of carpet squares laid out like a hopscotch course. Each square featured a different picture, an outline of a state or country, beginning with Canada and ending with Mexico. Then...
08/01/2017 - 2:09pm
At some point, the Calhoun County Board of Supervisors will need to tell Public Health whether to continue with a partially grant funded program that aims to help adults with mental and physical health problems, Public Health Administrator Barb Riley said July 25, during an update to the board. “Calhoun County has taken this program further...
08/01/2017 - 2:08pm
Some of Sweet Corn Daze’s youngest attendees will have the chance to test out a new event at this year’s festival, set for Saturday around the Calhoun County Courthouse square in Rockwell City. “I’m probably most excited about the pedal tractor races,” event organizer Theresa Hildreth said. The Rockwell City Chamber...
08/01/2017 - 2:06pm
Twice this summer, something has knocked down book walk signs on the Lohrville walking trail. J.J. Hands Librarian Kez Cline said she wasn’t sure what caused the damage last week that brought down two signs. Earlier this summer, “there was one time every single sign was knocked down,” she added. She said she wasn’t sure...
08/01/2017 - 2:05pm
When Ole Christiansen picked the word Lego to be the name of his toy-making company during the Great Depression, he was thinking about the Danish words “leg,” which means play, and “godt,” which means well. He didn’t realize lego could also be a Latin word about building something, Faith Blaskovich told a small group...
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