2022-08-10 E-Edition

2022 Hinterland Music Festival

Hinterland Music Festival took place over the weekend, bringing thousands to the Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater Aug. 4-7 in Saint Charles.

School board holds second reading of policy changes

The Winterset School Board met on Monday afternoon. During this meeting, the board held their second reading of proposed changes to board policies. The board was asked to review the 600 series of board policy and adopt the proposed changes as discussed. The polices have been compared to Iowa Association of School Boards sample polices, current practices within the district, […]

Numerous sponsors support the Madison County 4-H Horse Project

The Madison County 4-H Horse Project took place during the 2022 Madison County Fair, and organizers would like to thank those that supported the project and their show. United Contractors, Inc. of Johnston, Iowa, supported the event as the lone Buckle Sponsor. While Union State Bank, BB&P Feed and Grain, Hanson Quarter Horses, POWERGuard, Preferred Properties of Iowa, Tractor Supply […]

Madison County Fall Crawl is coming back for its second year

Year two of fun stops throughout the county is on its way as the Madison County Fall Crawl is scheduled to take place on Sunday, Sept. 25. “Take a drive around Madison County to see small local businesses in their rural setting,” the Fall Crawl’s website beckons. Event Manager Clinton Eshelman of Cedar Shake Farm said there will be many […]

Secretary Pate’s annual straw poll to return to the Iowa State Fair

Secretary of State Paul Pate’s annual Iowa State Fair Straw Poll is back for 2022 and will allow fairgoers to vote for their preferred candidate in the Governor, U.S. Senate, and U.S. House races. The poll will be conducted on iPads at the Secretary’s booth located inside the Varied Industries Building during the Iowa State Fair from August 11-21. Secretary […]

Grand opening weekend at KFST

The Kountry Farmhouse and Salvage This (KFST) is hosting their grand opening weekend. Guests will be offered refreshments and the opportunity to peruse the new in-store deals, including antiques and furniture (above) and new vintage tablecloths (below). Guests can also enter to win door prizes and drawings. The weekend will begin with a Madison County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting […]

Let’s all be a Husky

Dear Editor: During my 34 years of coaching high school athletics, I come to realize that successful high school coaches – and by successful I don’t mean simply winning every game – believe in and practice five basic principles of coaching. I am going to reference football because that is what I am most familiar with, but they apply to […]

Brass Tacks from Rural Iowa

As a rural Iowan, I often find that many issues I care about fail to get the attention they deserve from Iowa’s political leaders. Many rural Iowans I know, for instance, are concerned about corporations controlling our economy as a whole, giant agribusiness corporations controlling agriculture markets, and industrial polluters fouling the air and water. We believe that state and […]

Relatively Minor

Laughter does not have to come from a major source. It could indeed be … relatively minor. … It has been said that five days make one “weak.” The stresses of everyday life – kids, spouses, in-laws, neighbors, friends and canines – invariably push us to the brink. At a moment’s notice, tempers flare and blood pressures soar. Kids haven’t […]