The Lake Mills Public Library hosted the Martika Daniels and her Fire and Circus Show last week, as part of the Summer Reading Program.
The Lake Mills Public Library hosted the Martika Daniels and her Fire and Circus Show last week, as part of the Summer Reading Program.
The Lake Mills Public Library hosted the Martika Daniels and her Fire and Circus Show last week, as part of the Summer Reading Program.
Steve Bakke of Bakke Law Office, Forest City, announces a merger with David Siegrist and Brian Jones of Siegrist and Jones LLP, Britt.
The Mads Hansen family from Denmark have been traveling the world for close to a year, in a Range Rover with a roof tent (pictured below) and an RV, customized by Mads. They arrived in the U.S. this spring and Iowa, this past Sunday, June 23.
The Mads Hansen family from Denmark have been traveling the world for close to a year, in a Range Rover with a roof tent (pictured below) and an RV, customized by Mads. They arrived in the U.S. this spring and Iowa, this past Sunday, June 23.

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“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...
How did a small town Iowa woman earn the title “African Sheep Queen” in the early 1900s? By becoming owner of a 6,000-acre sheep ranch in Norvalspont, South Africa. Elizabeth Faint, a Kesley, Iowa, native, was taking a break from her teaching job in North Dakota by touring with a group in Europe...
“a little, short, plump, cute, snuppy-uppy puppy who was white and soft and just the size to cuddle…” What toddler could resist a story about this adorable little pup, who went by the name Pinky Pup? In 1928 Pinky Pup and the Empty Elephant was a popular children’s book by Mason City native Dixie...

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