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05/22/2018 - 12:59pm
The influx of kindergarten students and subsequent decision to move South Central Calhoun’s 3-year-old preschool program to Lake City next fall means fewer transportation options for those students. The SCC board last week approved a transportation plan that ended busing of 3-year-olds in the northern part of the district and 3-year-olds in the southern part of the district who do not have...
05/22/2018 - 12:58pm
South Central Calhoun senior Nic Englin brought a visual reminder for his classmates at the Class of 2018 commencement ceremony Sunday. Englin started with a jar containing golf balls. He added gravel, then sand, then poured pop over the whole thing. “The golf balls are the big things, the really important things,” he said. “...
05/22/2018 - 12:56pm
New Opportunities’ Rockwell City Family Development Center has a new spot for community residents to drop off donations. Located in an alley to the north of the building, the organization has installed a 10-by-12-foot, double-door shed, thanks in part to a Calhoun County Community Foundation grant. “This is the location for after-hours...
05/22/2018 - 12:56pm
The day before Jacy McAlexander died, he did an interview with Des Moines broadcast journalist Eric Hanson about the pop tabs the Rockwell City teen had been collecting for years to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. “His last good hour, he had a television camera in his face,” Jacy’s mom, Kerri McAlexander, said. “That...
05/22/2018 - 12:55pm
Eric Frank, a Carroll resident who grew up in Lake City, has been a Hawkeyes fan for a long, long time. “When I was 7 years old I sent a letter to then coach Hayden Fry,” Frank said in an email interview last week. “It took me a long time to type that letter. Hayden sent me some pictures and even wrote a letter to my teacher,...
05/22/2018 - 12:54pm
In the two years since the Cottonwood Cemetery Preservation Association first sponsored historical re-enactments in the cemetery, group members have often been asked when they’ll do the event again. The answer, Virginia Sheffield said, is this year. The second Cemetery Walk is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the cemetery, southwest of...
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