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07/18/2018 - 8:15am
South Central Calhoun High School junior Raegan Welander grew up watching her grandfather raise and tend to bees. When it came time to pick her own supervised agriculture experience – an FFA business project in which Welander will need to invest $1,000 and earn $1,000 – she didn’t think a livestock project would work. “I thought (bees) would be a cool thing,” the...
07/10/2018 - 10:50am
The number one rule when it comes to displaying campaign candidate signs each election season, local officials say, is to get permission from the landowner. That may seem like common sense – but state legislators felt it was important enough to spell out in the Iowa Code, along with other regulations, such as not placing signs on state-owned...
07/03/2018 - 3:11pm
Lauren Villarreal will tell you she doesn’t really set goals, at least not in the traditional sense. But Villarreal, a Rockwell City resident who will be a senior this fall at South Central Calhoun High School, has achieved an awful lot in her first 17 years. Not least of the goals she never explicitly set but has definitely met is that she...
07/03/2018 - 3:03pm
Jeremy Viles, a resource conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, translated the impact pollinators can have into the language of children at a recent program at the Lake City Public Library. Viles handed out pictures of pizza crust and toppings, having the 30 or so kids attending the program design their preferred pie....
07/03/2018 - 3:02pm
Lois Smith knew she loved numbers. But it wasn’t until she started working at Lake City State Bank her senior year of high school that she realized a bank career could be within her reach. Smith was taking a secretarial training class that year when she was assigned to the bank during the second semester. In the month after graduation, she...
07/03/2018 - 3:01pm
When South Central Calhoun High School senior Kyle Poen heard he could apply for a scholarship that would cover the cost of a trip to Washington D.C., he thought that sounded like a pretty good deal. Poen filled out the application, was selected for an interview and ultimately was one of about 40 Iowa students chosen for the 2018 Iowa Youth Tour...
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