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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...
07/17/2018 - 3:11pm
Years ago, Kerri and Earl McAlexander tried to offer their son, Jacy, a choice. “When he was about 8 years old, we told him that he’d need to make a choice between 4-H and Boy Scouts,” Kerri said in an email to The Graphic-Advocate this week. “We said that he should probably only be in one or the other. He told us that he...
07/17/2018 - 3:09pm
A century ago, Calhoun County residents reached a milestone, John Lawrence told a small crowd at the Calhoun County Expo Sunday afternoon. A few years earlier, state officials had announced that any county that could raise $1,000 would get a matching $1,000 to hire an Iowa State University extension agent. The first Iowa counties hit that mark in...
07/12/2018 - 8:32am
Haley Schumacher of Lake City is the new Calhoun County Queen. Schumacher, 17, was crowned at the Calhoun County Expo Wednesday evening. Other contestants included 2018 South Central Calhoun graduate Raegan Barrett and SCC senior Payton Macke. Emcee Brian Lantz posed a number of questions to the young women about Calhoun County events, putting...
07/10/2018 - 10:58am
On the stage in the South Central Calhoun High School auditorium, Nathan Burley, playing The Crooked Man from the nursery rhyme of the same name, explained to his physician why getting straightened out was causing him so many problems. For one, The Crooked Man said, his shoes no longer fit his feet correctly. For another, no one wants to hear a...
07/10/2018 - 10:56am
Rockwell City swimming pool manager Leslie Stamp said community members are finding a lot to appreciate about the city pool this summer. Specifically, she told Rockwell City City Council members July 2, people have told her about a few things that they think stand out about the pool. “When we have bad weather and close, we come back and...
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