2021-07-14 E-Edition

Quilters celebrate 40 years of community

I n commemorating their 40th anniversary, the Manhattan Quilters Guild has marked the occasion with a traveling exhibit, which has found its way to Winterset. Many came to view the ‘40 x 40 @ 40’ works on Saturday, July 10, at the Iowa Quilt Museum. The exhibit While brunch was served, the contemporary art quilts – which go beyond traditional […]

School board expresses need for bus drivers

The Winterset Community School District Board of Education discussed the need for school staff for the 2021-2022 school year as well as the potential changes to the district’s policies Monday, July 12, at the District Administration Office. Bus drivers Though local school buses will be back to full capacity following the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for drivers across Iowa remains. […]

Life-long friends named Covered Bridge Festival royalty

The Madison County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce their Royalty for the 2021 Covered Bridge Festival on Oct. 9 and 10. The committee for the event has selected life-long friends, Nancy Triplett and Ruth Reed. “We are excited to be able to host the Covered Bridge Festival after canceling in 2020 due to COVID-19. Our committee selected Nancy […]

New playground in the works

The Winterset City Council discussed the addition of a new, local playground, as well as creating a comprehensive plan for Winterset on Wednesday, July 7, at City Hall. Parks and recreation Winterset Parks and Recreation Director Skylar Smothers said the department recently purchased equipment for a playground through a public-private partnership that will be installed next to the north shelter […]

Ole’s Corner

I am finally getting used to not having to put on a mask every time I get out of the car or go into a place of business – what’s the point? How about having a celebration on the square saying hello to our freedom from COVID, or better yet just an old fashioned get-together? How about a Bike Night […]

Inside the Iowa House

Iowa House Democratic Leader Jennifer Konfrst

Greetings from the Iowa Statehouse! My name is Jennifer Konfrst, and I’m proud to serve as the newest Iowa House Minority Leader. I’m glad to have this opportunity to introduce myself and share a little about my priorities. I was first elected to the Iowa House three years ago, and I represent the people of Iowa’s 43rd House District, which […]

Julian B. Garrett

State Senator

Independence Day parades: I was able to walk in three Independence Day parades, along with a number of other people who wanted to celebrate the founding of our nation. I have been walking in these parades for more than 10 years now, and I believe the people lining the parade routes were the largest in numbers, and the most friendly, […]

Cindy Axne

U.S. Representative
Investments in biofuels infrastructure can support Iowa while helping save the planet

Investments in biofuels infrastructure represent the best of all worlds as we chart a path to an energy economy that allows us to reduce carbon emissions, be less reliant on foreign energy sources, and still support our rural communities and farmers. As Congress considers investments in infrastructure, we need to take full advantage of the opportunities within biofuels to decarbonize […]

Down Memory Lane

Long Ago, Yesteryear, and Now

IN TIMES PAST Death of an Eccentric, Helpless Old Wretch. “Steve Blanchard, an eccentric old man, who lived alone was found early in the week at his wretched home in a helpless state from a paraletic [paralytic] stroke. He was taken to the home of his niece, Mrs. Alice Jacobs where he died Friday morning. Funeral services were held at […]