Erin Sommers Graphic-Advocate Editor

01/02/2018 - 3:49pm
Calhoun County’s Board of Supervisors accepted a proposed $1,500 raise for elected officials at their Dec. 26 meeting, with one caveat. The board opted to make their acceptance conditional on the state of the county’s budget, once budget hearings begin this month. But at least one supervisor wasn’t happy that the Compensation Board, which made the recommendation last month, went...
12/26/2017 - 3:37pm
South Central Calhoun Middle School students proved the value of pocket change last week, Principal Marc DeMoss told the school board at their Dec. 18 meeting. “The kids really bought into this,” DeMoss said, explaining how students held a Penny War for three days the week before the meeting to benefit a student who had fallen ill...
12/26/2017 - 3:36pm
Calhoun County has not received all of the payments owed by Dakota Access pipeline’s parent company. Engineer Zac Andersen told the Board of Supervisors the company still owes Calhoun County about $75,000 in reimbursements. “They would like us to sign a damage release that is unreasonable,” Andersen said, adding he and Calhoun...
12/26/2017 - 3:35pm
South Central Calhoun Middle School math teacher Jeff Boerner walked school board members through a typical math problem last week. Boerner asked the board to calculate 63 plus 28, without writing the numbers down. One board member quickly tossed out 91, the correct answer. “Most of  you probably did it in your head,” Boerner said...
12/26/2017 - 3:33pm
Thirty-six families in Lake City, Lohrville, Yetter, Lanesboro and the rural areas in between received big gift and food donations before Christmas, thanks to donors from the surrounding communities. For more than 30 years, volunteers affiliated with St. Mary Catholic Church in Lake City have organized the toy and food present distribution, Judy...
12/26/2017 - 3:32pm
Though critics have noted the biggest potential tax cuts for middle income earners will expire by 2025, Iowa’s senior senator said he has confidence the reductions will become permanent. To back up his comments, made during a brief telephone call with The Graphic-Advocate and another Iowa news outlet, Republican Sen. Charles Grassley said he...
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