Bob McLaughlin, Lake Mills, and his grandson, Owen, celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in style, putting on their kilts  and tam-o-shanters for the occasion. Owen is the three-month-old son of Curran and Skye McLaughlin, Garner.
When Loretta Reimers first took Annie’s Project in 2013, it was one of many women in ag programs she would go on to complete.
When Loretta Reimers first took Annie’s Project in 2013, it was one of many women in ag programs she would go on to complete.
As long as I can remember, books have been my escape and the library my place of comfort.
We are over half-way through the school year and I have many good things going at LMCS.
We are over half-way through the school year and I have many good things going at LMCS.

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LMCS held their annual Halloween parade last Wednesday afternoon. First through third graders paraded the halls in costume. Above: Batman, an Owl, and a Crazy Cat Lady, were just a few of the creative costumes worn at the school.
BY BONNIE KAY BALDWIN LAKE MILLS GRAPHIC The last weekend of October, put another feather in Cory Gudmonson’s hunting cap. For the 10th year in a row, he has headed up a great weekend for family and friends. Every opening weekend of pheasant hunting season, Cory,  New Ulm, Minn., invites a group...
“I have experienced the first real trial of my life. After a few days of suffering our little Hannah died of lung fever so we are left with one baby,” Keturah Belknap wrote in her diary in November 1843 of the death of her first child. But it would not be the last time she would endure similar pain...
BY BONNIE KAY BALDWIN LAKE MILLS GRAPHIC Tyndall Air Force Base is approximately 12 miles east of Panama City, Fla. It is the “base operating unit and host wing of the 325th Fighter Wing of the Air Combat Command.” (Wikipedia) This was also where the eye of October’s category 4 (2 miles/per/hour...
Marie Sweeney must have been excited to be back home in Iowa in October 1938. The former Ottumwa resident was scheduled to appear with her roller derby team in Des Moines the night of October 20. The only Iowan on the team, Sweeney was considered one of the best female players on the Red Squad. The...
BY BONNIE KAY BALDWIN LAKE MILLS GRAPHIC From a kitchen table in a Mills Harbour apartment one recent rainy October afternoon, two sisters sat and reminisced about beginning their careers as country school teachers  and their later days teaching. Betty Langpap and LaVonne Leland, maiden name...
It’s unlikely most Iowans recognized the name August Escoffier, the French chef famous for creating the delectable dessert called peach melba. But an Iowa couple living in Paris in the 1920s had crossed paths with the chef and had somehow acquired the recipe, consisting of a peach arranged artfully...
“I have never had a sheet of paper mussed, a chair put out of place or lost the slightest object,” said Tama, Iowa, native Helen Jackson as she spoke about the women she oversaw at a munitions factory near Bourges, France, in 1918. A 1917 graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.,...
“In my opinion, there is no business in the world so large or so complicated that Miss Millar could not handle it with intelligence and success. I have not met with any one of clearer brain, greater tact or clearness.” A wealthy New York businessman couldn’t say enough good things about Anna Millar...
“It’s no place for a young lady,” Agnes Powers’ friends advised her when she announced she was preparing to leave for the northern most regions of Canada in 1929. The Webster City native and former Des Moines Register reporter planned to travel with a college friend to fulfill their dreams of...

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