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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Experts said Hope Glenn had a “rarely beautiful contralto voice” with “great flexibility and power.” She was “winsome of face” and had a “graceful physical presence.” All these qualities helped this Iowan become a celebrity in 19th century opera houses in America and across Europe. Hope lived with...
To become a submarine sailor, one must pass all the rigorous milestones along the official path to qualification. There are, however, an unwritten list of things that one must learn along the way. These bits of knowledge are not found in any procedure or checklist. Rather, they are discovered and...
Matt Twedt( a LMCS graduate) addresses the crowd gathered to welcome back teachers and staff prior to the start of the new school year.
When Nixon “Nick” Denton died in January 1878, his friends in Manchester, Iowa, reminded people of a story Nick liked to tell about an encounter he had with a man who became president of the United States. Nick had been involved in the building of the Illinois Central Railroad (ICRR) through Iowa...
The LMHS Class of 1987 held their 30-year class reunion July 8 at the Rice Lake Country Club. Pictured, front row (L-R): Ramona Evans Thompson, Nancy Ostmo Ball, Abby Pike Folkerts, Jodi Woelfel Ball, Uc Le, Brad Peterson and Vonnie Riggle Hagen. Second row: Jay Dahl, Bryan Brighton, Duey Dalen,...
There is a theory born of the droll and sarcastic humor that submarine sailors take comfort in finding at each new duty station which we call the Law of Finite Happiness. Details vary but the basis of the Law is that there is finite happiness contained within the hull once the hatches are shut. If...
Believe it or not, Iowan Eva Jordan probably broke a world record in 1935. That was the year Robert Ripley featured the 66-year-old in his newspaper column “Believe It Or Not…” He stated that in an era of “entirely too much reckless driving,” Eva had achieved an “enviable record of safety,” having...
Virginia Thomas recently presented two watercolor prints, painted by her late husband, Floyd G. Thomas, to the City of Lake Mills. One watercolor is of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Depot, the other portrays the Arlingon Hotel. Floyd graduated in 1961 from The Famous Artist School, Inc.,...
“I am hating war and the conditions which make it possible more as each day goes by, and I hated it strongly before I even left America.” Cedar Rapids Gazette editor Verne Marshall was writing from the front lines of France, where he drove ambulance for the American Ambulance Field Service in 1916...
Bloody knuckles, broken hearts The average oxygen content of Earth’s atmosphere is 20 percent. In the closed atmosphere of a submarine that percentage begins to drop the moment that we close the hatches and prepare to dive. In a matter of hours or days, depending on how many personnel are onboard...

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