“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.


Logan Loganeers, Emily Bray, Lindy Brekken and Abbey Bray raised $74 for hurricane relief with “Cash for Cookies” at the Fall Family Festival in Thompson and at school conferences held last week.
The Louisiana Purchase Exposition, also known as the St. Louis World’s Fair, was held in St. Louis, Mo., in 1904. As organizers prepared for the big event in the final days of 1902, they invited artists from around the world to submit drawings for the official fair emblem. It was an opportunity for...
“Skellenger, first wake up. It’s zero-four-hundred, pre-watch brief is at zero-four-forty.” I could wait for the messenger to come around again for my second wake-up, but I’ll be more my bright and cheery self if I shower before the brief. A submarine shower is something that I often must give...
“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 (...


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