Submitted by Walt LibbyJuly 3 – 9, 1864. Madison County had a few soldiers in the Seventh Iowa Cavalry in the Civil War. In addition, some veterans from that regiment moved to Madison County in the years after the war. We find this information about the regiment in the Wednesday, July 6, Des Moines Daily Register: “We learn from the […]
BIG BROTHER HAVE YOUR CELL NUMBER?
Did you get the message this past Sunday night? Wonder where it came from?“I never registered for emergency weather notifications.” “Where is this coming from?” were common comments after getting a tornado warning text from the National Weather Service. “How did they get my number?”It’s not really a mystery but some may not like it. They obtained it from your […]
AN INTERNATIONAL FLAIR: HOST AN EXCHANGE STUDENT
Dear Publisher:Bring the world together by hosting a foreign exchange student!World Heritage Student Exchange Program, a public benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school students from over 30 countries: Spain, Germany, Thailand, Denmark, Portugal, South Korea, Italy, France, the former Soviet Union countries, Norway and more!Couples, single parents, and families with and without children in the home […]
THE MAKING OF AN HISTORIC DISTRICT: 116 E. COURT AVE.
This week, we return to the east side of the town square to a 120-year-old structure on the south side of the block, southeast of the courthouse square, to the building that formerly was home to Brittain’s Furniture.The building was known as the Odd Fellows Lodge building, constructed by the lodge in 1894, located at 116 East Court.The building served […]
SUPERVISORS RECOMMEND AGAINST PROPOSED HOGLOT EXPANSION … AGAIN
Madison County Supervisors have again voted against the planned expansion of a hoglot in southwestern Madison County north of Macksburg.Tuesday’s vote was a split 2-1 vote, with supervisors Kirk Macumber and Robert Duff voting to recommend that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reject a permit for Jeff Kromminga and Swine Designs, Inc. to expand its confinement hoglot operation […]
LOCAL COWBOY QUALIFIES FOR NATIONAL RODEO
Zeb Diehl, senior at Winterset High School, has qualified for the National High School Rodeo Finals in Rock Springs, Wyo., July 13-20.
If you are a fisherman, one of the benefits of living in Madison County is the availability of waters that you can drive to and in five minutes be able to throw in a line.I am sure we all have our favorite fishing spots and many of them will include the abundant farm ponds we have located in our county.Most […]