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.


This holiday season, many Iowans will buy and give gift cards. State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald wants Iowa consumers to make sure they take full advantage of their gift cards. “Year in and year out, gift cards are continually the most requested presents during the holiday season,” said...
Salem Lutheran Church hosted several self-defense classes in November. This past Sunday evening, class was held for adult women. Pictured is instructor, Jessica Tierney, Mason City, demonstrating several ways for a woman to defend herself against an attacker. She discussed how it is a different...
Pastor Joshua Skogen (front and center) was installed as the new pastor for the Scarville/Center parish at the Scarville Evangelical Lutheran Synod Church, Sunday, Nov. 11. He is pictured above with 17 other pastors of the ELS who came for the installation service.
Participants in the second annual Gobble Wobble were bundled up for the chilly, foggy weather Thanksgiving morning. Approximately 88 runners and walkers raised $1,033.68 for the Lake Mills Park and Rec Dept.
The Tapestry Singers are pictured rehearsing for their annual Advent Concert, which will be held this Sunday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church Lake Mills. The concert will feature music of the Christmas season, along with several soloists. A free-will offering will be taken.
On Wednesday, Nov. 14, three citizens conducted the first post-election audit under a new law designed to monitor and protect election processes. Each member of the post-election audit board represented either the Republican or Democratic parties. Auditor Karla Weiss announced the audit results...
The Logan Loganeers 4-H club installed new members and officers during their Nov. club meeting. Pictured above, front row (L to R): Emily Bray, Lane Rygh (new member), Joseph Charlson, (new member), and Justin Rygh. Back row: Kelly Kloster (leader), Lindy Brekken, Sonja Rygh, Allison Rygh, and...
A free “Health Talk Series” for seniors is scheduled from 2-3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community, Chapel/Theatre, 1201 Garfield Ave., Albert Lea, (enter through door A). This is the final session of a four-session program, free and open to the public, and will benefit...
At their annual banquet, held Nov. 3, Pheasants Forever donated $1,000 to the Rice Lake trap team. Pictured above (L-R): Roger Christiansen, Brett Peterson, Adam Mannes, Xander Haugen, Hayden Brua and Josh Divan.
During the annual Thanksgiving Day festivities, State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald knows his office has a bounty of its own and the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt could provide one more reason to give thanks. “I encourage everyone to visit to look for their lost treasure,”...


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