Erin Sommers Graphic-Advocate Editor

06/12/2018 - 3:10pm
Calhoun County resident Mike Sexton defeated his primary challenger to become the GOP nominee for the state’s 10th House District Tuesday. Sexton, who has served in the seat for several terms, received 1,354 votes, for 76 percent of the total ballots cast in the race. Challenger Tom Hoefling of Lohrville received 419 votes, 24 percent. Sexton will face Democrat Jake Thompson, who was...
06/06/2018 - 6:50am
Calhoun County resident Mike Sexton handily defeated his primary challenger to become the GOP nominee for the state’s 10th House District Tuesday. Sexton, who has served in the seat for several terms, received 1,354 votes, for 76 percent of the total ballots cast in the race. Challenger Tom Hoefling of Lohrville received 419 votes, 24...
06/05/2018 - 3:11pm
As South Central Calhoun Middle School Principal Marc DeMoss reviewed this year’s Iowa Assessment results, one data point in particular stuck out. “For sixth grade, our Iowa Assessments always dip,” DeMoss told school board members May 29. That isn’t unique to SCC, DeMoss said. At a recent conference, officials from other...
06/05/2018 - 3:10pm
It didn’t take long after the United States’ entrance into World War I for Iowans to feel the full cost of defending Europe. One of the first Americans killed in that war, at the time known as the war to end all wars, grew up some 30 miles from Rockwell City in Glidden, Calhoun County Supervisor Carl Legore said during the service at...
06/05/2018 - 3:09pm
A federal program that helps reduce medication costs for certain health care organizations is a big help for Stewart Memorial Community Hospital, CEO Cindy Carstens told Rep. Steve King May 29. That program “helped us continue to provide services here,” Carstens said. One of the services the hospital is able to offer that serves area...
06/05/2018 - 3:07pm
Areas of Calhoun County may meet the minimum federals standards to qualify as “fully serviced” with regards to access to broadband internet connections, but local officials told a senator Friday those numbers are misleading. Calhoun County Economic Development Corp. Director Jill Heisterkamp offered U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley an example...
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