BY CONRAD BASCOM LAKE MILLS GRAPHIC
Early in 1948 the Iowa Aeronautics Commission released a survey of aviation in the state.
The annual 5K Run/Walk was held early Saturday morning, July 14, with over 90 participants. Results were as follows: Overall Winner–Carson Rygh with a time of 20:18 (#92) Female (12 and Under)—
Little Mr. & Miss July Jubilee were crowned Friday evening, July 13. Pictured above are Berkley Dean, son of Gary and Alissa Gomez-Dean, and Addy Sletten, daughter of Nate and Mindy Sletten.
Ninety degree weather didn’t stop the crowd from attending the Scarville Fourth of July celebration. Many were decked out in patriotic colors, enjoying the candy and freeze pops that parade entries threw to them.
Ninety degree weather didn’t stop the crowd from attending the Scarville Fourth of July celebration. Many were decked out in patriotic colors, enjoying the candy and freeze pops that parade entries threw to them.

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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,...
It was closing time on Friday, July 5, 1912, at the Rome Savings Bank in Rome, Iowa. Cashier F.W. Hileman was closing his accounts. He was alone in the bank when a stranger came in and pointed a gun in his direction, demanding money. Hileman quickly closed the door of the safe. As he turned back to...
“I am strong and hearty, and as willing to work as any man,” Katie Prehm wrote in a letter to the White House in 1878. The Traer, Iowa, girl was only 11 years old and hoped to receive 160 acres for a farm through the Homestead Act. Her older brother and dad were already in Kansas working a farm;...
For about $100 a man could secure all the necessary articles he needed in Sioux City, Iowa, to outfit himself for a gold digging expedition to the Black Hills in 1874. Items included a rifle, revolver, flour, salt, ammunition, blankets, cooking utensils, a pick, shovel and gold pan. This was...
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. Summer Sterrenberg (ninth grade) was selected as a percussionist, Libby Heagel (11th grade) was selected...
Logan Loganeers 4-H club participated in a painting workshop with Kelly Gau during their January club meeting. Pictured above with their creations (L-R): Lindy Brekken, Emily Bray, Sonja Rygh, Justin Rygh, Carson Rygh, Allison Rygh, and Abbey Bray.

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