“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.
“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.
“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.
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Ninety degree weather didn’t stop the crowd from attending the Scarville Fourth of July celebration. Many were decked out in patriotic colors, enjoying the candy and freeze pops that parade entries threw to them. Little ones protected their ears from the sirens and some even walked in the parade...
“Let him stay there. Maybe he can catch his wife when she comes flying over the ropes,” Clara (Muscles) Mortensen issued that statement to the husband of her wrestling opponent Mildred Burke in a bout in Chattanooga, Tenn., in 1937. Mortensen was defending her five-year reign as women’s world...
BY BONNIE KAY BALDWIN LAKE MILLS GRAPHIC This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on a local man who hiked the entire Appalachian Trail at age 70. In his words, he describes what he heard, saw, and felt, while on his journey. Part 3 next week will be a summary on what he feels he gained from this once-...
“My advice to women who wish to rise in the railway field would be to miss no opportunity to learn. Such opportunities must be more than welcomed, they must be sought,” Daisy Oden told Railway World magazine in 1915. Oden had worked for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroad for years, as...
“Own your own victory garden and four room house,” a Davenport realtor suggested to buyers in a local newspaper ad in spring 1942. All over the state businesses used the victory garden campaign to sell their products and services. Seed and gardening stores offered free seed packets and information...
The annual KGLO AM 1300 Radio Station Tractor ride took place on Sunday and Monday, June 24-25.  On the first day, the drivers traveled 40.6 miles and on day two they logged another 58.3 miles.  Monday late morning, they arrived at Rice Lake Golf Course, where they were served lunch.  Alex...
“He represents the backbone of genuine men of Iowa; we are people who raise corn that makes hogs. I’m surprised the senator doesn’t go to Washington with overalls and cowhide boots,” Burton Sweet, a Republican congressman from Iowa, said about his colleague Republican Senator Smith Brookhart in...
The Worth County Fair was held this past weekend and the weather cooperated with summer-like temperatures in the 80s and 90s. Pictured above: Karissa Heath takes first place in senior barrels with a time of 18.309, during the horse games held Thursday afternoon. More Worth County Fair photos and...

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