“The west certainly surpassed all my expectations, and Iowa is great,” Cy Woodman claimed after traveling from New York to Iowa on a Flanders 4 motorcycle in October 1912.
Lake Mills High School Chorus and Band students participated in the Iowa High School Music Association’s Solo/Ensemble Festival in Garner, Saturday, April 7.
Lake Mills High School Chorus and Band students participated in the Iowa High School Music Association’s Solo/Ensemble Festival in Garner, Saturday, April 7.
This year’s LMHS prom theme is, “Red Carpet Gala.” Prom royalty candidates are pictured above (L-R): Brady Heagel, Dana Baumann, Cole Bergo, Morgan Fritz, Trevor Hanna, Mallory Wilhelm and Alex Martinson.
April 2018 has gotten off to a rough start, as colder than normal temperatures have people seeing white, rather than green, yellow, or pink.
The five Pederson brothers recently gathered with their little sister for a “Good Friday” fish fry at the Pederson home.

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The Lake Mills Fire Department held a wives’ appreciation supper, Saturday evening, March 3, at the fire hall. Pictured above, front row (L-R): Felicity Olson, Samantha Schutter, Meaghan Welter, Danielle Van Gundy, Stephanie Stevens, Abby Holtan, Kallie Campbell, Kristin Mannes, and Jackie Villela...
The Lake Mills Fire Department held a wives’ appreciation supper, Saturday evening, March 3, at the fire hall. Pictured above, front row (L-R): Felicity Olson, Samantha Schutter, Meaghan Welter, Danielle Van Gundy, Stephanie Stevens, Abby Holtan, Kallie Campbell, Kristin Mannes, and Jackie Villela...
Lake Mills residents were very excited on October 10, 1896, when word spread around town that a desperate and dangerous bank robber had been captured. Everybody believed he was one of two bandits who had robbed a bank in Sherburn, Minn., a few days before. Two innocent bystanders had been killed as...
North Iowa was once again hit with winter weather Monday, starting out as rain, changing to freezing rain, and eventually heavy, wet snow. Winds blew up to 45 mph, causing visibility issues. The storm caused school to dismiss early Monday, and due to icy conditions under the new snow, school was...
“What better investment can one make for 60 cents than for a garment which has a double purpose, that of an under garment and one that is vermin proof?” the question was posed by a Des Moines clubwoman in August 1918. Women’s clubs throughout the state were holding drives to supply Iowa soldiers...
Three Philosophers By: Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, New York Style: Belgian Quad—blend Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.7% This may be a slightly different type of review, so let me begin by saying this—it is good. I am talking about Brewery Ommegang Three Philosophers. What do you get when you...
 “War is a deplorable alternative and we must enter upon it only after the most earnest consideration,” a speaker at Darwin Merritt’s memorial service in Red Oak in 1898 declared. He said newspapermen and congressmen would not do the actual fighting in wartime. “The men who fight the war will be...
In 1937 newspapers across the country, including the New York Times, ran a story about a 63-year-old Iowa woman who had spent her entire life working a 250-acre farm near Bladensburg in Wapello County. By all accounts Nettie Timmonds was a hard-working woman. She cared for a 10-room farmhouse,...

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