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11/20/2018 - 3:45pm
The South Central Calhoun Titans may not have made it to the field at the UNI Dome this year, but that didn’t stop Jacy McAlexander’s jersey from being there. West Sioux High School football captains took the jersey to honor McAlexander, who died in May of cancer, on the field for the coin toss in the state championship game with Dike-New Hartford Friday in Cedar Falls. Ben Bouza,...
11/13/2018 - 4:15pm
Reports of an American alligator spotted at South Central Calhoun Elementary School last week were not exaggerated. Of course, the alligator, a 7- to 8-year-old named Bog, wasn’t exactly on the loose in the building. It came with Blank Park Zoo K-12 Education Specialist Angela Tague, who also introduced kindergarten students to Pixie the...
11/13/2018 - 4:13pm
Nate Lamphier had considered joining the military, but never took any steps beyond thinking about such service. Then Sept. 11, 2001, happened. As he watched friends join the military, he decided he needed to, as well. In 2009, Lamphier joined the U.S. Army and spent 21 of the next 36 months away from home, including a year in Iraq. “I got to...
11/13/2018 - 4:09pm
When Shannon Mahannah began to struggle with college, her stepfather, a military veteran, made a decision for her. Her stepfather told her she would be enlisting in the military and he drove her to a recruiter’s office, where she decided to join the U.S. Air Force, Mahannah told third-grade students at South Central Calhoun Elementary School...
11/13/2018 - 4:08pm
At Macke Motors last week, Jolene Beenen, a North Central Correctional Facility captain, walked several dozen women through exercises that could help them escape from an assailant. Gus and Nancy Macke offered to host the self defense class, which female employees and the spouses of employees took Nov. 6 and which about 50 women from the public...
11/13/2018 - 4:05pm
The new radar signs, which the City of Lake City purchased with help from an Iowa Communities Assurance Pool grant earlier this year, are reaping all kinds of data. City Administrator Eric Wood told the city council Nov. 5 the signs record vehicle speeds both as the cars approach the signs and as they move away. On the city’s west side, the...
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