Winterset wins “Sweeney Bowl”

Winterset scored on each of its six first half possessions to defeat visiting Clarke of Osceola in a Class 3-A District 7 football game — dubbed locally as the “Sweeney Bowl” — Friday in Winterset, 41-0.Brothers Zach Sweeney of Winterset and younger brother Ryan Sweeney of Clarke, continuing with some friendly sibling rivalry, had a wager on the outcome.The loser […]

Local enthusiasts form new club

Do you find yourself looking skyward when you hear the engine of a small plane overhead?Ever dreamed of flying light aircraft?Now, you can do that locally, under the auspices of a newly formed group: the Winterset Aero Club.The organizational meeting of the Winterset Aero Club was held Sun., Oct. 15 at the Winterset Municipal Airport.Stan Jazwinski of Dexter is leading […]

Earlham festival unites fun with memories

Kids at Brant’s Great Pumpkin Festival painted pumpkins, bounced on inflatable slides and houses, and won prizes in carnival games.

School facilities tour planned

The Winterset community school district will be offering a walk-thru of school facilities on Mon., Nov. 6.The day is part of a day-long work session for the five-member school board. An afternoon school board meeting is planned.Those who would like to take the tour are asked to show up by 7:30 a.m. at the Winterset school bus barn on Lane […]

Oil see you later


Earlham festival unites fun with memories

It’s race time. SpongeBob SquarePants Steve Willem and Earlham Girl Scout Emilie Palmer call participants to the childrens’ races.

Oil see you later

Oil can what? The 130-member WHS marching Huskies, the ensemble that finished with a I at the state marching band contest in Waukee recently, gave its final performance of the season at last Friday’s Winterset football game against Clarke of Osceola. The group played selections from the musical “Wicked” and featured many characters from the Wizard of Oz. Seniors were […]

The eyes have it


Jackson Ivyl Ransom

Brandi and Jeremy Ransom of Truro are the proud parents of a new baby boy.Jackson was born at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines on Oct. 17, 2006. He weighed 9 pounds 5 ounces and was 21 1/4 inches long.Proud grandparents are Kathy and Ivyl Ransom of Truro and Stephanie Abraham of Osceola. Great-grandparents are Maxine Ransom of Indianola and Claude […]

St. Charles News

City Council held its regular monthly meeting in the Fire Department area of City Hall on Monday, Oct. 9, with council members Bernie Gray, Lee Gray, Mike Johnson, Kathy Peterson, Dennis Smith, Mayor Brown, and 36 visitors present.City Council met for a special meeting at City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 11, with council members Bernie Gray, Lee Gray, Mike Johnson, […]