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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 5:50pm
In Iowa, state administrative rules have prevented genealogists from easily accessing old birth, death and marriage records. Specifically, Calhoun County Recorder Kathy Jurries said last week, the rules don’t allow someone to call her office...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 5:50pm
At teacher Jayne Martin’s prompting Friday afternoon, Kourtney King grabbed a boldly patterned pillow and settled on the floor, leaning on the pillow and a wall. She began reading through a Judy Moody book. When she reads, she employs reading...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 5:48pm
When South Central Calhoun School District officials asked the community for input, one of the areas district residents highlighted as a concern was communication between the schools and parents. Parent Shannon Stephenson described some of her...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 5:47pm
Calhoun County’s Relay for Life, an annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will have a new venue this year. The event will take place on the Calhoun County Courthouse lawn, Community Manager Ann Hoeppner said. “It’s...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 5:46pm
About a year ago, Marylyn Gillespie’s sister, Donnetta, approached her and their other sister. “She had decided she wanted to give us some of Mom’s rings,” Gillespie said, recalling the interaction. More than that, Donnetta...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 5:39pm
Growth is the key to solving Iowa’s economic woes, state Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix, R-Shell Rock, said during the opening day of the 2017 legislative session. The state faces a number of serious problems, Dix said Jan. 9. Among those...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 5:37pm
Calhoun County employees are looking at a smaller pay raise than last year, based on the recommendation from the Compensation Board. Cindy Wetter, who represented the Auditor’s Office on the board, made the motion for a 2 percent increase at...
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