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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Sons of Revolution Vets in Iowa When Ira Lepper died in January 1908 a Sioux City newspaper claimed he was the last surviving son of a veteran of the American Revolution in Iowa. His dad had fought under Gen. Horatio Gates. Ira was born in New York; but his family moved to the area that became...
“Mrs. Jaffray evidently believes it is entirely proper to bring the public into the very bed rooms of the presidents.” The Oakland Tribune ran a review of a newly published book written by Elizabeth Jaffray in 1926. Secrets of the White House was based on her life as head housekeeper for four...
All members were awarded Silver in their project areas. Justin Rygh was awarded Outstanding Junior Member; Lindy Brekken was awarded Outstanding Intermediate Member; and Abbey Bray was awarded Outstanding Senior Member.
The North Central Iowa Bandmasters Association Middle School Honor Band was held in Algona, Saturday, Nov. 11. The Lake Mills students participating were (L-R) Natalie Brandenburg (baritone sax), Erica Jordon (alto sax), Aidan Johanson (alto sax), Madison Levine (clarinet), Emily Bray (clarinet),...
“We are planning to observe Iowa day in the schools …to place special emphasis upon the things of great importance in the state…,” wrote A.M. Deyoe, state superintendent of public instruction, in a bulletin sent to all Iowa schools in December 1915. Deyoe had been appointed to the top education...
Mickey and Minnie Mouse (left) visited their great-grandparents’ house (Wayne and Arlene Sprecher), for Halloween in Lake Mills. The twins, Lucas Ray and Adelynn Marie, were born July 12, 2017, in Mason City. Their parents are James and Alyssa White, Northwood. Their older siblings are: Tayah, 15,...
Rusty Schipper, Lake Mills, was the winner of the Henry Firefighter Tribute Edition gun raffle, held by the Lake Mills and Forest City firefighters as a fundraiser for Lake Mills native and IFA lobbyist, John Pederson.
Logan Loganeers, Emily Bray, Lindy Brekken and Abbey Bray raised $74 for hurricane relief with “Cash for Cookies” at the Fall Family Festival in Thompson and at school conferences held last week.
The Louisiana Purchase Exposition, also known as the St. Louis World’s Fair, was held in St. Louis, Mo., in 1904. As organizers prepared for the big event in the final days of 1902, they invited artists from around the world to submit drawings for the official fair emblem. It was an opportunity for...
“Skellenger, first wake up. It’s zero-four-hundred, pre-watch brief is at zero-four-forty.” I could wait for the messenger to come around again for my second wake-up, but I’ll be more my bright and cheery self if I shower before the brief. A submarine shower is something that I often must give...

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