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.
Logan Loganeers 4-H club participated in a painting workshop with Kelly Gau during their January club meeting.
“Girl From Iowa Farm Leads Men in Quest for World’s Cattle Prize” The headline in the Anniston (Alabama) Star newspaper in July 1927 was similar to others in newspapers across the country:
Mary Harrah had been a popular teacher in Newton in 1890. Within just a few years she had made a name for herself in the family cattle business.
“Helm! Right ten degrees rudder, steady course: zero-nine-zero! All Ahead Flank!”  The order is simple enough but the message behind it is significant. Turn east toward home and proceed with all available speed.
“Helm! Right ten degrees rudder, steady course: zero-nine-zero! All Ahead Flank!”  The order is simple enough but the message behind it is significant. Turn east toward home and proceed with all available speed.

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Children ages three and four are learning the sport of kickball through the Park and Rec Dept. program, which began Monday night. Above: A young participant gives it her all as she kicks the ball at home plate.
“I always know everyone is enjoying the dinner if nothing is said,” an Iowa homemaker said. “If it isn’t all right I hear about it.” It would have been easy for an Iowa homemaker to become discouraged in 1924. After all, it was her responsibility to establish a home “which is loved by all its...
Bloody knuckles, broken hearts The average oxygen content of Earth’s atmosphere is 20 percent. In the closed atmosphere of a submarine that percentage begins to drop the moment that we close the hatches and prepare to dive. In a matter of hours or days, depending on how many personnel are onboard...
The body of 10-year-old Minnie Bowers was found lodged in a pile of mud and debris. She was one of over 40 people who died in the flood of 1876 that swept through northeast Iowa wiping out the tiny hamlet of Rockdale near Dubuque. On July 4 towns and cities across the country were celebrating the...
The 40th year reunion of the LMHS Class of 1977 was held Saturday, July 8, at the home of Cindy and Gary Pederson. Former teacher/coach, Steve Iverson, also attended, and greetings were shared from former teacher, Char Hanson, and classmate, Randy Stover. Gaye Sletten, representing the Lake Mills...
A trip to Tokyo We started late, my friend Ryan and I, on our trip from Yokosuka in the Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan to the nation’s capital of Tokyo. There was some work to be done and, jealous mistress that she is, the submarine would not let us leave until it was complete. After a moment’s...
The residents of Eldon, Iowa, couldn’t believe what they were hearing. One of their most respected citizens had been arrested for the robbery of the local bank. But it had to be true; a detective with the famed Pinkerton Detective Agency had solved the mystery that gripped the community for months...
“So, no joke, there I was…” The tall tale is just as much a part of the military as boots and rifles. Shooting the breeze, chewing the fat, spinning a yarn, or “talking story” for Pearl Harbor sailors. A sailor tells stories because a sailor is well acquainted with waiting, hurrying up and waiting...
William Wachlin brought in an unusual tomato to the Lake Mills Graphic office last week. His wife, Connie, found it at a farmer’s market in Austin, Minn. The tomato resembles the profile of former President Richard Nixon. With gardening season in full swing and people starting to bear the fruits...
“Go away from town and get the news,” Collier’s Magazine advised its readers in 1910. With that in mind, the magazine traveled to an Iowa farm to feature a farmer who had earned an annual income of $6,000 after expenses. Fred McCulloch of Poweshiek County had kept meticulous records related to the...

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