“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.
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BY BONNIE KAY BALDWIN LAKE MILLS GRAPHIC
BY BONNIE KAY BALDWIN LAKE MILLS GRAPHIC

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The Lake Mills Fire Department held a wives’ appreciation supper, Saturday evening, March 3, at the fire hall. Pictured above, front row (L-R): Felicity Olson, Samantha Schutter, Meaghan Welter, Danielle Van Gundy, Stephanie Stevens, Abby Holtan, Kallie Campbell, Kristin Mannes, and Jackie Villela...
The Lake Mills Fire Department held a wives’ appreciation supper, Saturday evening, March 3, at the fire hall. Pictured above, front row (L-R): Felicity Olson, Samantha Schutter, Meaghan Welter, Danielle Van Gundy, Stephanie Stevens, Abby Holtan, Kallie Campbell, Kristin Mannes, and Jackie Villela...
Lake Mills residents were very excited on October 10, 1896, when word spread around town that a desperate and dangerous bank robber had been captured. Everybody believed he was one of two bandits who had robbed a bank in Sherburn, Minn., a few days before. Two innocent bystanders had been killed as...
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...

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