THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Mystery Bridge Nr. 24: The Red Rock Bridges
Our 24th Mystery Bridge profile (as I counted the unusual bridge type in a salty German city as nr. 23) features not only one bridge, but as many as five, all going back to Marion County, Iowa, whic... Posted on 5/16/13 at 5:53 AM
STAFF BLOG BEYOND THE PAGE Happy New Year
Every year, as we say goodbye to one year and hello to another, it seems customary for people to look back and reflect on the happenings of the past 365 -- or 366 this year -- days.
People often ma... Posted on 1/2/13 at 4:50 PM
NEW PLATEAUS A Generation Back From the Dead
This is a piece about our connection to ancestors, their way of life in the Midwest, and these discoveries through one little old lady.
My Aunt Olive Hendrickson was born in South Dakota and now liv... Posted on 7/23/12 at 11:07 AM
STAFF BLOG THE FARM BLEAT FFA pride shines through the next generation
I still remember my first trip to the Minnesota FFA Convention in St. Paul. I had packed my black pants, my freshly ironed white shirts and that blue corduroy jacket - the one with my name stitched in... Posted on 4/26/12 at 10:10 PM
OH LOOK! A SHINY THING A Child's Senseless Death
Bullies have claimed another victim, this time in Iowa.
The boy was just 14 years old. His name was Kenneth Weishuhn.
I would encourage everyone to look to themselves, their children. Not just for v... Posted on 4/24/12 at 10:00 AM
Ellsworth battling water woes; other communities strive to return to normalcy
WORTHINGTON — Area counties are hard at work cleaning up fallen limbs and trees following this week’s ice storm and snowstorm, and power companies continue reducing the number of residents without electricity.
MAY CITY, Iowa — Standing at the entrance to the 1888 Mennonite Cemetery near the intersection of two Iowa crossroads, a visitor can see for miles in all directions. There’s a smattering of farms, groves of trees and acres upon acres of farmland.
HARRIS, Iowa — Nathan Forbes, owner of Forbes Meat Processing & Liquor in Harris, recently received five awards at the Iowa Meats Processors Association’s 77th annual convention. The event took place Feb. 14-17 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center and the Iowa State University Meat Laboratory in Ames.
Junior wins miming award at statewide speech meet
SIBLEY, Iowa — Without saying a word, Sibley-Ocheyedan junior Alecia Martinez captured one of Iowa’s highest miming awards recently at the Iowa High School Speech Association Large Group All-State Speech Festival.
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