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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“People don’t like to take orders from a kid,” La Blanche Farmer told a newspaper reporter in 1925 when asked about her experiences managing a canning factory.  La Blanche was talking about her first position in her dad’s canning business. At the age of 17 she had managed a canning factory in Van...
John Grunhovd (above right) was the grand prize winner of the Football Contest. He won $300 in LM Chamber Bucks and is pictured above collecting his prize with Terry Gasper (left), owner/editor of the Lake Mills Graphic.
In the late 1860s a man named John W. Griggs came to Iowa to trap and hunt. But after a while he decided to make his living as a farmer. In some ways he was a typical Iowa farmer. But in 1909 a New York City newspaper described Griggs’ Iowa operation as the “only deer farm run for profit.” Griggs...
Parents can avoid transforming into monsters during Halloween by embracing the holiday and establishing clear expectations for their children, says Jill Walls, a Ball State University professor, who specializes in child development. “Halloween can be a fun event for the entire family,” Walls says...
In the summer of 1907 it wasn’t unusual to find a gaggle of kids playing on the wharf at the foot of Dubuque Street in Iowa City near the home of physics department head Dr. Karl Guthe. It was a favorite spot for kids of university professors. On Monday, June 17, 10-year-old Margaret Hayes,...
Two weeks at sea. Three weeks at sea. How long since were last in port? The watches blend, one into the other. The days pass without notice. Suddenly another week has elapsed. There is very little to mark the difference of one day from the next. Most of the difference that there is can be found on...
The Emmons High School Class of 1957 held their 60th class reunion, Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Emmons Legion. Pictured above, seat in front (L-R): Ruth (Rasmusson) Christenson, Sylvia (Peterson) Helgeland, Mary (Rasmusson) Drake, Charles Madson and Gloria (Monson) Bolhuis. Stand in back: Kathy (...
“He thanked me, and, oh, he was a fine gentleman,” Mary Wiseman Hindman recalled in 1930 when a Wisconsin newspaper reporter interviewed her. Mary was talking about Confederate Civil War General Robert E. Lee, who asked for a drink of water. She met the general in June 1863 shortly before the...
There are a great many things that submarine sailors are proud of. Chief amongst them is the warfare pin that we wear. The Dolphins, or Fish, must be earned through a year-long process that produces a qualified sailor. When the sailor is pinned, their certificate will be read to inform them and...
The Lake Mills High School Marching Band participated in the Algona Band Festival Field Show, Saturday, Sept. 30. The band performed their show entitled “The Time of Our Lives” which includes Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive,” Imagine Dragon’s “I Bet My Life,” Coldplay’s “Clocks,” and “Viva La Vida...

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