Fred H. Morford Jr., Stuart, Iowa

Fred Herbert Morford Jr., 98, of Stuart passed away peacefully on July 19, 2019, surrounded by the love and presence of his family.  Born Sept. 2, 1920, to Fred Herbert Morford and Lillian (Wright) Morford, Fred spent most of his life farming in rural Madison County close to and on the family farm, which later was designated an Iowa Century […]

Deer with EHD

Laborshed study to be conducted for Winterset area

 The Madison County Development Group (MCDG) is partnering with Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) and Iowa Economic Development Authority to complete a laborshed employment study for the Winterset area.This study will geographically define which communities contribute to Winterset’s workforce, regardless of political boundaries. This defined area is called a laborshed area and is based upon commuting patterns.The purpose of this study […]

Audition time at The Winterset Stage

At this time of year, many people are thinking about going back to school. The Winterset Stage, however, is preparing to get back on the stage. They will be hosting an Intro to the Stage workshop, and holding open auditions for Charlotte’s Web.Introduction to the StageIf being on stage is one of your “bucket list” items, if you’ve thought about […]

New WHS bleachers

The new Winterset 1,500-seat bleacher system has arrived. The press box is still being manufactured and will NOT be ready for the first home football game this season. There are four home games this year, and all of the other games are on the road. At one point, officials had arranged with Norwalk to borrow their facilities, but now experts […]

Health coverage doesn’t always match expense

Dear Editor: As someone with a small business, I am very sensitive to costs. Health insurance is expensive, and then the coverage provided doesn’t always match up well to the actual expense related to treatment. This issue came to the forefront when a loved one was diagnosed with diabetes. We’ve seen how much diabetics are forced to pay out of pocket […]

Winterset Municipal Airport hosts inaugural Madison County Big Tire Bounce Off

Saturday morning 11 airplanes competed for prizes totaling nearly $1,000. Competitors arrived from all around central Iowa, including Ft. Dodge, Pella, Ankeny and Des Moines. The longest distance traveled was a Piper Archer from Colorado, flown by Steve McCall. Numerous aircraft flew in as spectators and did not compete. There were 16 aircraft on the ramp for the event. Two aircraft […]

Sen. Grassley visits Expandit

Employees at Expandit Co. showed Senator Grassley their “manual bending” technique. Manual bending is a method of bending metal that does not require heat.

Mayor Olson welcomes Grassley

Winterset Mayor Jim Olson greets Senator Grassley.

Glennore Parker, Winterset

Glennore Parker, 74, of Winterset died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.A Celebration of Life will be held at noon on Saturday, Aug. 24, at Winterset Park II Apartments (510 W. Mills St., Winterset). Lunch provided. Memorials may be sent to Iowa Hospice (715 W. McLane, Ste. 100, Osceola IA 50213).Glennore Elaine Parker was born Aug. 17, 1944, in Des Moines, Iowa, […]