2022-04-20 E-Edition

Veteran receives honorary 300,000th Quilt of Valor

The Piece Works Quilt Shop Quilts of Valor Group awarded Chris Potter of Winterset an honorary 300,000th Quilt of Valor on April 5, 2022. This took place at the monthly American Legion meeting. The honorary quilt celebrated a special Quilts of Valor milestone, the total number of quilts made and registered as awarded by Quilts of Valor Foundation groups and […]

Long-term recovery with ‘Madison County Resilience’

Bricker-Price Block hosted their Spring Senior Speaker Series last week with the topic “Madison County EF-4 Tornado” 10 a.m. April 15 at 105 S. Chestnut Ave. in Earlham. Madison County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Diogenes Ayala was joined by KCCI Chief Meteorologist Chris Gloninger and KCCI News Reporter Nicole Tam, who recounted their experiences of the EF-4 tornado […]

City garbage rates to increase

The Winterset City Council passed a resolution to increase garbage rates for residential customers of Waste Management on Monday night, with all but Mary Ann Orr voting in favor of the resolution. This increase will be $2.46 per home, per month, for services performed on and after May 1. The resolution will allow the city council to adjust the recurring […]

Donations lift inclusive playground project towards goal

Fundraising for the Play for All Inclusive Playground in City Park reached $550,000 last week thanks to recent generous contributions from the community. Madison County Realty’s donation of $10,000 helped Winterset Rotary and Parks and Recreation reach this latest total. “We live in a giving community and Madison County Realty is a big community supporter. They always do their part […]

Hootie’s Big Release on Earth Day

The Madison County Conservation Board is hosting Hootie’s Big Release 7 p.m. this Friday, April 22, at the Pammel State Park Campgrounds. The screech owl was rescued back in January. “Since then, local rehabber, Beth Brown has been caring for the owl and it has now regained its strength and is ready to be released back into the wilds of […]

Heroism Award and Memorial Ceremony

The Madison County Supervisors are hosting a Heroism Award and Memorial Ceremony to recognize the heroes and first responders and honor the victims of the March 5 tornado at 5:30 p.m. May 5 at the Jackson Building, 1146 W. Summit St. “We are gathering together as a community to memorialize those who lost their lives, to honor the first responders, […]

‘Make It OK’ to talk about mental illness

The Make It OK campaign in Iowa, led by the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative, has released tools and resources for employers across the state to raise awareness of mental health and take steps to end the stigma during Mental Health Awareness Month. Make It OK is a community campaign to reduce stigma by starting conversations and increasing understanding about mental […]

Friends book sale April 28-30


Dear Editor and fellow readers: On Thursday, April 28, from 4-7 p.m., the Friends of the Winterset Library will open the doors to their annual book sale for a members only preview. Memberships will be available at the door for $5 and, for an additional freewill offering, you can make off with your pick of new (to you) books, puzzles, […]

Brass Tacks from Rural Iowa

Rural Iowans know that our infrastructure is in a sorry state. After years of disinvestment and neglect, many of our roads and bridges are crumbling, our water and sewage systems are failing, our electric grid needs a serious upgrade, and tens of thousands of us still lack access to reliable high-speed internet. President Biden visited rural Iowa on April 12, […]