“I have never had a sheet of paper mussed, a chair put out of place or lost the slightest object,” said Tama, Iowa, native Helen Jackson as she spoke about the women she oversaw at a munitions factory near Bourges, France, in 1918.
“In my opinion, there is no business in the world so large or so complicated that Miss Millar could not handle it with intelligence and success.
“It’s no place for a young lady,” Agnes Powers’ friends advised her when she announced she was preparing to leave for the northern most regions of Canada in 1929.
BY BONNIE KAY BALDWIN LAKE MILLS GRAPHIC
BY BONNIE KAY BALDWIN LAKE MILLS GRAPHIC
BY BONNIE KAY BALDWIN LAKE MILLS GRAPHIC

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Leading up to the Annual Girl Scout Easter Egg hunt, held Saturday at LMCS, the Easter Bunny was the star of the show, as he made his way through the crowd of adoring fans. Above, top, he takes time to get a big smile from a young fan. But, as evidenced in the bottom photo, it was the goodies he...
Singelstad’s Hardware recently donated a flat top grill to the Lake Mills Fire Dept. The grill will be used during the LMFD’s annual dance and breakfast. Pictured above (L-R): LMFD Chief Kirby Holtan, Kermit Singelstad and Curtis Singelstad.
Parents in Page County, Iowa, in 1915 hoped the actions of a local farm girl would cause similar seeds of thought to “germinate in the fertile minds of our youth.” Eloise Parsons, 14, a member of the Page County Tomato Club, was honored for her work as a model tomato grower. On a small one-tenth...
“I have not given up hope but what my husband was saved in some way,” Carrie Toogood Chaffee told a Minneapolis newspaper reporter in April 1912. Carrie had grown up in Manchester, Iowa, but moved to North Dakota when she married a well-to-do businessman named Herbert Chaffee. She remained close...
The 2018 Spring Spotlight was presented Friday, March 9, to a packed auditorium. Pictured in the top photos: Students perform a lively dance to the tune “I Lived.” Bottom photos (L-R): Madison Kopp plays the piano and sings “I Won’t Let Go.” Blue Brothers, Riley Henderson and Jareth Cross, wowed...
Joseph Riley from Erie County, N.Y., was in a train station in New Jersey in 1873 when he overheard a conversation between two men sitting on a bench across from him. They were reminiscing about their experiences in the Civil War. One of the men had fought with the Union and said he had been...

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