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11/14/2017 - 11:07am
South Central Calhoun Middle School students offered their thanks and appreciation to military veterans and men and women in active service Friday. “You made it so people know heroes don’t always wear capes,” Keira Hammen said. “You made us safe. You made us free.” Emma Englin addressed her letter to veterans to some specific veterans – her great-grandfathers...
11/14/2017 - 11:04am
Just before the South Central Calhoun School Board approved asking voters to support a $5 million levy for building projects, board member Nick Spencer raised the kinds of questions he expects to hear from the community in the next five months. “The way I look at this, we’ve got a $5 million tax we need to generate, I need to hear...
11/14/2017 - 11:00am
A long-running reading program in Rockwell City has, in recent years, expanded to Lake City. The All-Star Readers program wrapped up its fall session last week in both towns. Retired South Central Calhoun Elementary School teacher Sheri Hanks expanded the program to Lake City three years ago, coordinating with the Friends of the Library and Lake...
11/07/2017 - 12:15pm
A year ago, Rockwell City residents woke up to the news that they had lost one of their own. Justin Martin, 24, had been shot and killed in the line of duty while working a night shift for the Urbandale Police Department. A Rockwell City native, Martin had aspired to law enforcement for years and was well regarded around town. The year has been...
11/07/2017 - 12:09pm
Temperatures are dropping and Iowans are keeping their furnaces and gas fires lit to heat their homes. With the flipping of the switch to turn on heaters, and with the closure of windows, the chance of exposure to carbon monoxide increases, state and local health officials say. The Iowa Department of Public Health encouraged Iowans last week to...
10/31/2017 - 1:42pm
It all started with Lake City’s Monday Club. Club member Jeanne Devine said the organization’s president was moving out of state, which got club members talking about what to do with the decades of records each president is tasked with caring for. “The minutes go back to 1891,” Devine said. “We did not want to lose...
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