Erin Sommers Graphic-Advocate Editor

11/27/2018 - 2:44pm
Elderbridge Agency on Agency served more than 17,000 meals in Calhoun County through the congregate meals and home-delivered meals programs in the fiscal year that ran from July 2017 through June 2018. “Meals is where we’re serving the highest number of residents in your county,” Sandi Jackson, Director of Lifelong Links for Elderbridge, told the Calhoun County Board of...
11/20/2018 - 3:43pm
As Stewart Memorial Community Hospital employees discussed the need for improvements to several parts of the hospital, an emergency room worker offered CEO Cindy Carstens a story that illustrated just what’s wrong with the existing setup. An elderly woman from out of town was in the emergency room, Carstens said, and when she was discharged...
11/20/2018 - 3:41pm
As World War II loomed, Norma Willoughby’s father gave her some sound advice. “With the war coming, my father said, ‘Norma, you’ll have to quit college,’” Willoughby told a small audience at Sunnyview in Rockwell City on a recent afternoon. Her father, a government employee, encouraged her instead to take a...
11/20/2018 - 3:39pm
There’s a question a stranger can pose to a teen online that seems innocuous but can pose significant danger, Amber Lawrence of Teens Against Human Trafficking told Lohrville residents Nov. 14. “You seem sad, what’s bothering you,” is perfectly acceptable coming from parents, teachers or other adults involved in a child...
11/20/2018 - 3:37pm
Tyler Fistler was leaning toward a career in physical therapy. “At first, I always knew I wanted to go into the medical field,” Fistler said in an interview last month at the Fistler Chiropractic office in Rockwell City, within the Nick Hildreth Memorial Clinic. Sports injuries led to recurring headaches, and those brought him to a...
11/20/2018 - 3:11pm
Austin Jacobs graduated from Southern Cal High School and headed off to Simpson College as a Democrat. “If I could have voted for (former President Barack) Obama, I would have,” Jacobs said in a recent phone interview. Instead, he became friends with someone heavily involved in the college’s Republican organization. That led him...
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