Erin Sommers

01/09/2018 - 4:16pm
An engineer told Rockwell City officials last week their preliminary waste water treatment plant permit from the state will require reducing the amount of some nutrients and elements found in the water entering the plant. Tom Grafft, an engineer with ISG, which is helping the city with its water treatment plant permitting process, said the news wasn’t unexpected, and the city has some...
03/08/2017 - 8:51am
LaDonna Temple is the last of her family to leave Lake City. But as Temple prepares to move to Texas, to be closer to her son and to enjoy the warmer weather, she can look back at the legacy her family has left here. Her grandfather came to the town in the 1930s, and her uncle, Roy Johnson, returned to the town many years later, after a career as...
02/21/2017 - 1:28pm
A Rockwell City man has refused to leave his Grant Street home since last night, following an argument with a neighbor. Rockwell City Police Chief Larry Schoop said officers responded to the report of an argument at about 5:40 p.m. Monday. Shortly thereafter, the man left the neighboring home, went into his own house and has not...
05/23/2016 - 11:47am
Fifty-one South Central Calhoun High School students crossed the stage Sunday afternoon to accept their diplomas during the commencement ceremony. Sarah Van Hulzen, Shelby Kingery and Trenton Dick were the class speakers.  Pick up the May 25 edition of The Graphic-Advocate for the full story. Scroll down for a photo gallery and follow the...
02/23/2016 - 3:40pm
Gert Hying can hardly keep colored pencils and gel pens on the shelves at the Calhoun County Variety Store in Lake City. Coloring books make up a cheerful window display at the store on the town square. A tall shelf is filled with a variety of books, with subjects to color ranging from simple patters to complex animal and floral designs. The...
11/25/2014 - 1:22pm
A Texas-based oil company has plans to build an 1,100-mile oil pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois, with a path that takes it through almost 31 miles of Calhoun County. Landowners whose property the Dakota Access Pipeline Project crosses would get a one-time payment for a lifetime 50-foot-wide easement, project spokeswoman Vicki Granado...
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