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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“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...
Loudly applauding crowds of people filled the “gaily decorated” streets of Des Moines on September 29, 1875, as President Ulysses S. Grant arrived for the reunion of the Army of the Tennessee, according to the Union (Missouri) Record. The Army of the Tennessee was a band of men during the Civil...
A word on firepower The shockwave that followed the explosion was not the violent shaking and rolling that we had expected. Instead, the boat was disturbed once and rather briefly without so much as a rattle. I started the stopwatch on my wristwatch as we made preparations to come to periscope...
For the second consecutive year, a member of the Silver Lake Huskers was selected to reign over the events of the Worth County Fair being chosen Fair Queen, as Morgan Fritz won the 2017 title. Her selection follows Rylee Bowman, who received the honor in 2016. See more coverage and results from...
New York City in 1919 was home to quite a few University of Iowa grads; and on Saturday night, December 27, a reunion was held at the English Tavern on East 41st Street. Vilhjalmur Stefansson was there to join the group in singing “Old Gold” and to hear Dr. William B. Guthrie, president of the New...
Section 3, relieve the watch. The major staple of life at sea is the watch. A sharp eye must be kept to ensure that each aspect of submarine operations is as it should be. The front pages of newspapers have been littered with examples of submarine crews letting their guard down for the briefest of...
“She emptied her revolver into the elk and laid him low at her horse’s feet,” a Massachusetts newspaper described how an Iowa woman named Maggie Foreman brought down the “king of the mountains.” It was the summer of 1879; and Maggie, a Chariton, Iowa, resident was visiting her sister and brother-...
For the month of June, Wally Winden is being honored for his service to our country. Wally served in the Korean War from December 1950 to December 1952. He first left for Fort Hood, Texas for his basic training, then later went on to Fort Sill, Okla., for Arms School. He commented that nobody...
Button making factories could be found in towns all along the Mississippi River in 1909. Muscatine was known as the “Pearl Button Capital of the World.” And upriver in Lansing Jeremiah Turner, a retired steamboat captain, had started a button making business in the late 1890s, according to the Des...
The LMHS marching band brought home the Meredith Wilson Grand Champion trophy from the North Iowa Band Festival for the third year in a row and took first place in Class 2A for the 13th year in a row–both new school records. LMHS Band Queen Rylee Bowman was crowned North Iowa Band Festival Queen–25...

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