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The Wessels family -- Lin, Sam and Mark -- are shown at their Rock Rapids home. (Brian Korthals/Daily Globe)

Sam's story: Rock Rapids boy featured in autism documentary

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ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa -- At age 11, Sam Wessels has already hobnobbed with a lot of important political figures -- all the presidential candidates in the last two elections -- but he's quick to quash any speculation about a future in politics.


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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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