The North Central Iowa Bandmasters Association High School Honor Band was held Saturday, Jan. 6, at NIACC. Three Lake Mills High School students were selected to participate in the honor bands.
Logan Loganeers 4-H club participated in a painting workshop with Kelly Gau during their January club meeting.
“Girl From Iowa Farm Leads Men in Quest for World’s Cattle Prize” The headline in the Anniston (Alabama) Star newspaper in July 1927 was similar to others in newspapers across the country:
Mary Harrah had been a popular teacher in Newton in 1890. Within just a few years she had made a name for herself in the family cattle business.
“Helm! Right ten degrees rudder, steady course: zero-nine-zero! All Ahead Flank!”  The order is simple enough but the message behind it is significant. Turn east toward home and proceed with all available speed.
“Helm! Right ten degrees rudder, steady course: zero-nine-zero! All Ahead Flank!”  The order is simple enough but the message behind it is significant. Turn east toward home and proceed with all available speed.

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The North Central Iowa Bandmasters Association High School Honor Band was held Saturday, Jan. 6, at NIACC. Three Lake Mills High School students were selected to participate in the honor bands. Summer Sterrenberg (ninth grade) was selected as a percussionist, Libby Heagel (11th grade) was selected...
Logan Loganeers 4-H club participated in a painting workshop with Kelly Gau during their January club meeting. Pictured above with their creations (L-R): Lindy Brekken, Emily Bray, Sonja Rygh, Justin Rygh, Carson Rygh, Allison Rygh, and Abbey Bray.
“Girl From Iowa Farm Leads Men in Quest for World’s Cattle Prize” The headline in the Anniston (Alabama) Star newspaper in July 1927 was similar to others in newspapers across the country: The Santa Ana (Calif.) Register: “Girl Champion Cattle Judge Seeks Laurels” And the Lafayette, Ind. Journal...
Mary Harrah had been a popular teacher in Newton in 1890. Within just a few years she had made a name for herself in the family cattle business. The Des Moines Register labeled her the “cattle queen” of Iowa and reported that she was central to the success of the 600-acre enterprise where the...
“Helm! Right ten degrees rudder, steady course: zero-nine-zero! All Ahead Flank!”  The order is simple enough but the message behind it is significant. Turn east toward home and proceed with all available speed. For those of us that stand watch in the spaces where this order can be heard, they...
Early in 1906 a group of former Iowa residents living in New York City decided to form a club they named the Iowa Society of New York. It was described by the Des Moines Register as “a little Iowa oasis in the desert of the great metropolis.” Club members included insurance executives, railroad...
For those willing to brave the sub-zero temperatures, the New Year provided the first opportunity to glimpse a “supermoon” in 2018. A supermoon is when it appears larger to the eye (up to 40 percent) than a normal full moon. This year, we were graced with a supermoon on the first day of the year,...
Gnomegong By: Brewery Ommegong, Cooperstown, NY Style: Belgian BlondeAle Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.5% IBUs: 26 Excited does not begin to describe my thoughts, as Lynn told me that Mill Street Liquor had just gotten in some Ommegong Beers. Needless to say, I had to rush over and get a few...
“Halt, throw up your hands.” Two shots rang out, and the stage lunged forward as G. Smith Stanton made his way by stagecoach across the Iowa prairie in the early 1860s. He was on his way from Boone to a tract of land near Woodbine. The Columbia College Law School graduate from New York had...
Santa and Mrs. Claus dropped in on the Lake Mills Fire Department Christmas party last month. They are pictured above with the children and grandchildren of LMFD firefighters.

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