• This white-tailed deer fawn, who resides at Tom Stumpf’s refuge west of Rockwell City, has brethren that are currently concentrated around Lake Creek and Lake City, due to the moderate drought the area has sustained recently. [Tyler Anderson/The Graphic-Advocate]
    08/04/2020 - 11:52am

  • B&S Tiling of Lake City has been hard at work on Rockwell City’s Brower Street since July 2, despite delays related to the SCC Elementary’s School’s expansion project. The delays may push back the Brower Street project’s completion date past its original target of August 21. [Tyler Anderson/The Graphic-Advocate]
    08/04/2020 - 10:56am

  • Incoming junior Josh Dietrich hits a tackling dummy during last year’s annual Toughman Contest, held at the SCC Football Practice Fields in Lake City. The public showcase is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. [Tyler Anderson/The Graphic-Advocate]
    08/04/2020 - 10:47am

  • Dr. Dale and the late Arlene Christensen (pictured) have been active supporters of Stewart Memorial Community Hospital since he began his career in Lake City in 1958. Their commitment to the hospital drove their recent donation to the Putting People First renovation and expansion project that will provide new emergency and outpatient services areas. [Provided photo]
    08/04/2020 - 10:30am

  • The Calhoun County Courthouse and county annexes will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting this coming Monday. [Tyler Anderson/The Graphic-Advocate]
    07/30/2020 - 7:25pm
  • 07/29/2020 - 2:03pm

  • Incoming senior Jordan Khommanyvong celebrates after making a big play during the 7-on-7 portion of the Titan Football Camp, held last year at the SCC Football Practice Fields in Lake City. [Tyler Anderson/The Graphic-Advocate]
    07/29/2020 - 10:35am
  • 07/28/2020 - 11:19am

  • Incoming senior Alayna Murley sprints to the finish line during the girls’ portion of the SCC Invitational, held last year at the Lake City Country Club. [Tyler Anderson/The Graphic-Advocate]
    07/28/2020 - 10:39am

  • Incoming senior running back/linebacker Brennan Holder will help the Titans reload in 2020, as the SCC football program announced its revised schedule this past weekend. [Tyler Anderson/The Graphic-Advocate]
    07/28/2020 - 10:21am

  • The City Council of Lake City, along with representatives from Stewart Memorial Community Hospital pose with the $50,000 provided from the city to the SMCH Foundation for the upcoming improvements to the Lake City medical facility on July 20 at the Council Chambers in City Hall. [Tyler Anderson/The Graphic-Advocate]
    07/28/2020 - 10:16am

  • Sac City’s George Schuur gathers up with his family and team at the Calhoun County Expo’s first figure-eight races of the season, held on July 18 at the Exposition Fairgrounds in Rockwell City. [Photo courtesy of Calhoun County Expo]
    07/28/2020 - 10:10am

  • Construction crews work away at the corner of Brower Street and Lake Street this past Friday in Rockwell City. According to ISG’s Lenny Larson, the crews will possibly need a week or two to finish the project, due to construction at the SCC Elementary School. [Tyler Anderson/The Graphic-Advocate]
    07/28/2020 - 10:01am

  • This fall, Rockwell City resident Truman Boyd-Harris (pictured) will go to Iowa State University to join its Journalism and Mass Communication program. [Tyler Anderson/The Graphic-Advocate]
    07/20/2020 - 7:52pm

  • RAGBRAI Director Dieter Drake will make stops at Lytton and Rockwell City on Wednesday. The two communities were original stops in the ride’s route, and will also take part as pass through towns in 2021. [Provided photo]
    07/20/2020 - 7:35pm


Iowa State University mascot Cy the Cardinal takes a picture with several local children during last year’s Cy-Hawk Block Party in Rockwell City. In a recent announcement, the Rockwell City Chamber & Development rescheduled the event, due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. [Tyler Anderson/The Graphic-Advocate]
08/04/2020 - 11:54am
Amidst COVID-19 concerns and the lack of the annual Cy-Hawk game due to the Big Ten Conference limiting its member schools’ football games to just conference opponents, the Rockwell City Chamber of Commerce and Development had to make the call...


08/04/2020 - 10:45am
There are many ways to start composting. The easiest is to start a pile in a dry, shady spot in your back yard. Add browns or greens as they are collected, making sure to chop or shred any large pieces. Moisten with water as they are added, not...


Incoming junior Josh Dietrich hits a tackling dummy during last year’s annual Toughman Contest, held at the SCC Football Practice Fields in Lake City. The public showcase is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. [Tyler Anderson/The Graphic-Advocate]
08/04/2020 - 10:47am
In most years, many football teams from all across the country are preparing their pads, cleats and helmets for the upcoming autumn campaign. Anticipation is high, and hope springs eternal within every camp and first day of practice. That hasn’t...


07/29/2020 - 2:39pm
Arlin Sigmon, 81, of Auburn, died at his home on Monday, July 27, 2020. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 30 at Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City. A private family burial will be held. Arlin passed away on the same family...

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