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12/12/2018 - 10:23am
Climbing in and out of a telephone booth sized piece of equipment, Rita Desbiens breathes a sigh of relief. For the Churdan resident, her annual pulmonary function test has gotten much easier. Rita, who was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in 2003, submits to testing each year to check the progression of the disease and effectiveness of her medications. “COPD...
12/12/2018 - 10:22am
Hannah Corey (Lake City), graduating with a degree in Agronomy from Iowa State University, received the award for Academic Achievement from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Student Council. This award recognizes a student for their cumulative GPA, scholarships received, Honors received at ISU, as well as the number of semesters...
12/05/2018 - 4:48pm
A member of Calhoun County’s Zoning Board passed along his desire to update the county’s zoning ordinances to the Board of Supervisors last week. Supervisor Mike Cooper said Rick Peters, who serves on the Zoning Board, was expressing interest in the county setting aside funding for a review and update of the zoning rules. “We...
12/05/2018 - 4:47pm
Come December, children start talking about Santa. Who is he? How does he deliver all those presents? And, most importantly, what is the jolly old elf going to bring to them? A group of South Central Calhoun second-grade students sat down with The Graphic-Advocate recently to offer their theories about how the holiday magic happens. It all starts...
12/05/2018 - 4:45pm
Richard Black’s first attempt at college didn’t take. “After I got out of high school, I helped dad on the farm for a year,” Black said in an interview at that same farm, outside of Farnhamville. “I decided to go to college. I thought I was going to be an engineer.” He enrolled at Drake University, where, he...
11/27/2018 - 2:44pm
Elderbridge Agency on Agency served more than 17,000 meals in Calhoun County through the congregate meals and home-delivered meals programs in the fiscal year that ran from July 2017 through June 2018. “Meals is where we’re serving the highest number of residents in your county,” Sandi Jackson, Director of Lifelong Links for...
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