We have all said the Pledge of Allegiance many times. But have you ever thought about what the words mean?
“Paul’s eyes rested upon Sweetheart’s hungrily, longingly. She wasn’t his sister!
The veteran to be honored by the Top of Iowa Quilt Club this month is Curt Cornell.
“It is true that waiting on cranky people in a hurry is about the hardest thing that a girl can do,” Anna Murphy told a reporter in 1909.
by Katie Wubben OWNER, pit stop printing
Loud noises coming from the front of the bank woke John Eldridge and his wife in Sully, Iowa, about 3 a.m. on January 30, 1920.

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by Lisa Ralls Winnebago Co. Naturalist During the late summer months, Iowa’s roadsides and prairies burst forth with fantastic colors! These colors come from the over 500 species of plants that, historically, have made up the interwoven fabric of our prairie ecosystem. That ecosystem has been an...
How did a small town Iowa woman earn the title “African Sheep Queen” in the early 1900s? By becoming owner of a 6,000-acre sheep ranch in Norvalspont, South Africa. Elizabeth Faint, a Kesley, Iowa, native, was taking a break from her teaching job in North Dakota by touring with a group in Europe...
“a little, short, plump, cute, snuppy-uppy puppy who was white and soft and just the size to cuddle…” What toddler could resist a story about this adorable little pup, who went by the name Pinky Pup? In 1928 Pinky Pup and the Empty Elephant was a popular children’s book by Mason City native Dixie...
The Honsey family gathered for a wedding this past weekend and found the time to pose for a five-generation photo. Seated in front: Great-great-grandmother, Berdine Honsey. Standing in back: father, Tell Heesch, holding baby Turner Heesch; great-grandfather, Curtis Honsey; and grandmother, Andrea...
“Iowa Girl to Take Dictation from Polar Explorer, 3,200 Miles Away,” the Waterloo Courier newspaper headline must have caught the attention of readers, who were hungry for distractions from the typical dreary news stories of the day. Deep in the midst of the Great Depression the adventures of a...
There are four performances left of “Pirates of Penzance” which is being held at Forest City High School—7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 26, 27, and 28, and a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, July 29. The “Pirates of Penzance” is often credited as the start of modern musical theatre. Written in...
A week-long July Jubilee day camp was held last week at Salem Lutheran Church, sponsored by participating LMAMA (Lake Mills Area Ministerial Association) churches and led by EWALU Camp and Retreat Center staff, Strawberry Point. Three counselors from the camp led the morning activities of camp...
​“Vote Dry October 15th” Those words would appear on the underside of the wings of an airplane scheduled to fly across the state in 1917. The plane’s tail would be painted in red, white and blue stripes. ​The Iowa General Assembly had set October 15 as the day voters would vote to ratify a state...
BY CONRAD BASCOM LAKE MILLS GRAPHIC Puckerbrush Days has been a Forest City institution since before it was even dubbed Puckerbrush Days in 1986. Prior to the name change, the street fair was known as Frontier Days—and the festivities commenced a little closer to the summer solstice in June. Of...
Early in 1948 the Iowa Aeronautics Commission released a survey of aviation in the state. Conducted by a team of professors in the mechanical engineering department at the University of Iowa, the survey revealed there were about 1,000 planes used for private and business purposes in the state and...

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