In 1935, the “Iowa Test of Basic Skills” (ITBS) were first administered in Iowa. Students in grades six through eight completed the ITBS tests in subjects such as reading comprehension, spelling and mathematics.
The Logan Loganeers 4-H club made up Blessing Bags at their February meeting. The bags will be distributed to North Iowa homeless shelters. Members shown with their bags are, front row (L-R): Joseph Charlson, Lane Rygh and Justin Rygh.
For the fourth straight season, Lake Mills qualified for the State Dual Tournament. The Regional Duals began with the Bulldogs taking on North Butler-Clarksville in the semifinals.
The Worth County Extension Service hosted a 4-H Recognition workshop this past month. The 4-H members learned about how to organize resumes and 4-H State Recognition applications.
The Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association is proud to recognize James Scholbrock as a 2019 Administrator of the Year.
The Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association is proud to recognize James Scholbrock as a 2019 Administrator of the Year.

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The three-year-old preschool class at the Lake Mills Community Preschool and Daycare has been talking about kindness and sharing with others. They held a bake sale and raised $221 for Toys for Tots. The children picked out the toys from a catalog and and after the toys arrived, they were placed in...
The Lake Mills Chamber Development Corporation has announced the Christmas Lighting Contest winners. There were seven entries in two categories (Nostaligic and Clark Griswold). The home of Genna Thompson, 108 S. Grant, was the Clark Griswold Display winner. The family will receive a $50 credit...
Six LMCS fifth graders (two from each classroom) went Christmas shopping for Toys for Tots last Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Singelstad’s Hardware. They had a budget of $3,000 (from local donations) and were almost overwhelmed by all the toys that could be purchased. There were sleds, puppets, tractors,...
Patients who visit Mayo Clinic Health System, Albert Lea, Minn., now have greater access to enhanced technology for breast cancer screenings. The medical center recently installed its second mammography machine, but the first to provide 3D scans (breast tomosynthesis). This new technology allows...
Each year, the Iowa High School Athletic Association provides the “Friend of the School” award allowing member schools to honor an individual or group who consistently supports school activities in their district and enjoys working on behalf of students. Honorees receive a certificate recognizing...
LMHS alumni Zach Throne, now a sophomore at Waldorf College, received an Honorable Mention from the Dacotah Bank/North Star Athletic Association as All-Conference teams and postseason awards were announced. Throne currently plays for the Waldorf Warriors on the offensive line, which was the NSAA...
BY STEPH STEVENS LIBRARY DIRECTOR We’ve had a couple busy months at the library, so here’s a quick recap: a Stuffed Animal Sleepover, Lego Challenges, Story Times, Bingo, Adult Craft Night, Santa and Mrs. Clause, and the Holiday Festival.  We’ve had such wonderful crowds and welcome you to join...
Albert Lea Art Center is celebrating its first Christmas at 101 S. Broadway with a tradition that is over 10 years old. The move to the new location is reflected in this year’s theme, “Christmas on Broadway.” This year’s Festival of Trees features approximately 25 to 30 trees that have been...
Alex Uhlenhopp, O.D., has joined Dr. Korthals and Associates in Lake Mills and Mason City. Dr. Uhlenhopp grew up in Clear Lake and was a 2010 graduate of Clear Lake High School, where he participated in football, basketball, and baseball during his four years of high school. Following graduation...
The fall season just got a little more golden for Singelstad Hardware and their customers, Gary Heimdal and Tony Sorenson. Last week, their names were chosen as the winners in the $500 Shopping Giveaway. The names were selected at random from over 500 entries submitted Aug. 27-Nov. 12. Owner,...

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