PK-3: Building a bridge to a brighter future

Dear Editor:The 2006 legislature approved and Governor Tom Vilsack signed an additional $15 million to address health, parent education and preschool needs for our youngest Iowans.This investment will certainly help build a strong foundation for our children’s future, but to get the most out of our growing public investments in early learning, we must also align standards, curriculum, and assessment […]

Lady Huskies split week

So close! Winterset’s Riley Blythe (black) nearly makes it to first after hitting a fielded bunt in last Wednesday night’s game with Ballard of Huxley. Winterset won the game 5-2.


On Friday, June 23, the graduating class from Truro High School in the class of l951 got together at the North Side Café in Winterset to celebrate 55 years since graduating. Dwight Young and Dixie (Dorman) Madsen were responsible for getting everyone together. Dixie said there were around 16 classmates and their spouses present. A picture of the group will […]

Dorothy Young, Winterset


How great thou Art

In the little bungalow behind Winterset’s Art Center, tables laden with colorful tiles, antique milk bottles, and unusual pencil holders display the handiwork of Winterset’s artistic youth.Each piece reveals a bit about it’s maker; one likes to fish, another loves dogs, mountains strike one’s fancy, jungle ruins intrigue another. Painting ceramics, layering paper mache on cardboard frames of their own […]

Winterset baseball snags victory

SAFE! Winterset’s Sam Anker (7) safely slides into second base en route to contributing one run for the Huskies in Winterset’s 6-4 victory over Ballard of Huxley last Wednesday, June 28.

How great thou Art


Capitol Update

Des Moines — We know Iowa lawmakers are returning to the Statehouse on July 14 for a special legislative session.Beyond that, it’s anyone’s guess.Republicans are returning with a spring in their step as they seek to override Gov. Tom Vilsack’s veto last month of a bill curbing local government’s ability to seize land for private development.GOP members are determined either […]

County fair admission fee increases

It’s going to cost a bit more to get into the Madison County Fair this year, but the increase in admission fee shouldn’t feel overwhelming.For the first time in 20 years, the county fair board has voted to raise the fair admission fee to those entering the fair by vehicle.Daily walk-in prices will remain at 50 cents per person, but […]

Sheriff Report

INCIDENTSJune 2611:42 Assault — 1700 block of W. Summit.15:58 Accident — 3300 block of Applewood.19:45 Fire / poss. Francesca’s — 130th.22:19 Threats — 1400 block of Macksburg.22:25 Prowler — 400 block of N. Jackson.23:43 Traffic offense — E. Hwy. 92June 2710:18 Domestic — 2500 block of Carver.20:06 Male passed out in yard — 200 block of S. East.20:47 Animal in […]