Erin Sommers

03/20/2018 - 2:53pm
Diane Vavak had long wanted to own her own business. The Rockwell City resident used to dream about what kind of business she could open, think about inventory and pricing, focus on any kind of detail as she suffered in an abusive marriage. Eventually, she was able to escape the marriage; six years later, she met her now husband, Tim, who told her, in 2009, he was going to make her dream come...
01/09/2018 - 4:03pm
A program over winter break taught half a dozen preteens the basics of childcare. “I wanted to learn safety things about babysitting,” 11-year-old McKinley Janssen said, explaining why she signed up for the daylong class offered by the Iowa State University Extension Office in Calhoun County. The day started with a discussion of home...
01/09/2018 - 3:59pm
Iowa counties, including Calhoun, are joining a nationwide effort to bring a lawsuit against pharmaceutical manufacturers for promoting opioids. Iowa State Association of Counties Executive Director William Peterson wrote a letter to all 99 Iowa counties in November urging boards of supervisors to join the lawsuit, brought by firms out of...
10/04/2017 - 7:36am
Allison Streufert said it was just a coincidence that the Sept. 27 story time at the Lake City Public Library focused on apples and harvest on the day Farm Credit Services of America brought 55 new agriculture-themed books. The titles ranged from picture books for young children to nonfiction for older children. “It’s nice to be able...
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...
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