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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...
01/09/2018 - 4:10pm
The Food Bank at Woodlawn Christian Church is $500 richer this year, thanks to extra donations made for the Lake City Community Thanksgiving meal. Meal organizers picked the Food Bank last month, and Lake City Mayor Tyler Holm delivered the check over the holidays. “We kind of sprung it on them,” Holm said. “I didn’t give...
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...
01/02/2018 - 3:48pm
For more than a century, women in one local family have been hitting the basketball court, a matrilineal tradition that started six generations ago in Auburn. Frances (Bean) VanAhn kicked off the tradition, playing high school ball before graduating from Auburn in 1913. Today, VanAhn’s great-great-great-granddaughters, Payton and Sayer Steig...
01/02/2018 - 3:41pm
 When the clock turns over at midnight Dec. 31 and starts the new year, plenty of Americans vow to make changes in their lives, or set goals for the next year. Iowa’s legislators are no different. The Graphic-Advocate reached out to federal and local elected officials, to see what their goals are for 2018. On the federal level, trade...
12/26/2017 - 3:39pm
The biggest story of 2017 marked the end of two years of litigation against a handful of northwestern Iowa drainage districts. A federal judge in March ruled the Des Moines Water Works could not seek the financial compensation it wanted, nor could it ask the federal government to impose Clean Water Act rules on drainage districts in Calhoun, Buena...
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