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Wall-breaking celebrated at Historic Lofts Development

A wall-breaking ceremony took place at noon on Thursday, Sept. 21, in front of the Winterset High School-Historic Lofts Development at 110 W. Washington St. in Winterset. The gathering of professionals celebrated the adaptive reuse of the building into 27 affordable housing units for seniors. At the conclusion of the ceremony a limited tour of the interior of the building […]

Huskies march into first place

The Winterset Husky Marching Band reached celestial heights at the Pella Marching Dutch Invitational on Sept. 23, earning first place in Class 3A. Their stellar performance of “A Space Oddity,” a production featuring Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” and iconic music by David Bowie, brought home several awards and accolades. Senior Luke Porter was honored with the title of “Most Outstanding […]

Madison County Fall Crawl marks third year

The weather was perfect this past weekend for the Madison County Fall Crawl, which took place on Sunday, Sept. 24. This family-friendly event invited participants to travel throughout the rolling countryside of Madison County to visit 15 businesses with over 50 vendors providing food, drinks, and entertainment. The hours of operation varied by location, as businesses to the south and […]

Local organizations receive IMT Community Awards

IMT Insurance, a leading provider of personal and commercial insurance products in the Midwest, recently announced its list of 47 Community Contest winners, distinguishing Madison County Elderly Services Inc., submitted by IFG Insurance, as one of the recipients. The IMT Community Contest awards monetary gifts to community projects and organizations within the states the company does business. This year, entries […]

Madison County Fall Crawl returns Sunday, Sept. 24

The third year of the Madison County Fall Crawl will be Sunday, Sept. 24, starting at 9 a.m. Take a free tour of the Madison County countryside and 15 businesses with 50+ vendors spread amongst the various locations. Take a tour, enjoy free samples, food and drinks at this free, family-friendly event. Attendees can start at any location. Organizers suggest […]

Artists Paint Madison County during plein air event

Twenty artists of various ages, experiences, and skills paint outdoors throughout Madison County. These locations spanned through the countryside to a gas station in some small towns. Each perfectly picked place compliments the assigned artist’s skills and style. The artists worked from nine a.m. to 1 p.m., then headed to a reception where artists bid pieces for the fundraiser. Pam […]

F&M hosts customer appreciation lunch

Farmers & Merchants State Bank celebrated their annual Customer Appreciation Day last Friday by serving lunch to hungry residents from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at their downtown location.

2nd annual Duke It Out Chili Cook Off this weekend

The second annual Duke It Out Chili Cook Off will be back this weekend with a sanctioned chili cook off, open to cooks of all ages to help raise money for charity and have fun competing in chili, salsa, and hot wings divisions. Come join in the cooking fun or stop by from 12 – 4 p.m. to sample all […]

Madison County supports literacy in partnership with Ferst Readers

September is National Literacy Month, a time to encourage the young people in your life to go to the library, pick up a good book, and explore new worlds. Getting books into the hands of children helps them become engaged in their learning allowing them to see how school, community and the world are connected. Staffed by dedicated volunteers, a […]

Madison County catch is no fish tale

Easton Goering of Truro, son of Jared Goering and Lori Holland, received certification as an Iowa Master Angler from the Iowa DNR for this largemouth bass. It measured in at 27” and weighed 6.2 lbs. and was caught and released on June 3. To qualify for the Master Angler Award, the fish must meet the minimum species length (20” for […]

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