BY BONNIE KAY BALDWIN LAKE MILLS GRAPHIC
BY BONNIE KAY BALDWIN LAKE MILLS GRAPHIC
Leroy Brackey is the April Veteran of the Month. Leroy joined the Army, April 20, 1959. He went to Des Moines, where he had his physical and two days later, was sworn in. The following morning, he was headed on a train to U.S.
LMHS held Senior Expo last Thursday evening.
LMHS held Senior Expo last Thursday evening.
For many traveling enthusiasts, few things are more enticing than the open road. Road trips have long been popular, and that popularity appears to be on the rise.

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It’s unlikely most Iowans recognized the name August Escoffier, the French chef famous for creating the delectable dessert called peach melba. But an Iowa couple living in Paris in the 1920s had crossed paths with the chef and had somehow acquired the recipe, consisting of a peach arranged artfully...
“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. A 1917 graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.,...
“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. I have not met with any one of clearer brain, greater tact or clearness.” A wealthy New York businessman couldn’t say enough good things about Anna Millar...
“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. The Webster City native and former Des Moines Register reporter planned to travel with a college friend to fulfill their dreams of...
BY BONNIE KAY BALDWIN LAKE MILLS GRAPHIC “It all started 35 years ago when Bonnie and I first got married. They had a maple syrup making demonstration at Helmer-Myre State Park (that they went to see). I thought, ‘I could do this.’ I remember my Grandma doing this,” said Pat Maher, Silver Lake,...
“Booze was not the issue at all, it was woman suffrage,” J.R. Kane, newly elected mayor of Charlotte, Iowa, claimed in explaining his win in a city election in 1922. Women had won the vote through the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution; and that milestone had propelled a rash of female...
“We start out sometimes and find a body but not a trace for identification. But we just won’t give up. We know some mother back home will be glad we stuck to the job.” It was a gruesome task the American soldier in post-war France recounted for Betty Adler from Davenport, Iowa, in July 1919. The...
 “This letter may be pretty hard to read by the time you get it. Our ink has long since frozen up and bursted,” Henry Lamprecht wrote to his friend, Hub Phillips, back in Eldora, Iowa, in March 1897. Lamprecht had set off for the Alaska gold fields in search of his fortune earlier in the year....
International Live Stock Exposition attendees—a record-breaking 55,000 of them—seemed to overlook the “packing house stenches” and “fetid air” that hung over the arena in Chicago when two Iowa kids showed the grand champion steer in 1928. Newspapers from coast to coast covered the story. Time...
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...

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