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Primary Elections were held around Iowa on Tuesday, June 4, to choose party candidates for November’s General Election. In Monona County, there are two Republicans on the ballot for the … more
Heavy storms rolled through the Harrison County area, with several tornado sighting and touch downs wreaking havoc across the Pisgah area.   more
The ever-developing plan for a carbon-capture pipeline through the state of Iowa, proposed by Summit Carbon Solutions, has been making waves at town hall meetings and legislative coffees for roughly … more
In August, Under the Son Childcare Center in Schleswig celebrated their first anniversary. Director Stacy Jepsen said things have been going well. “We have been busy taking care of … more
Schleswig Calf Show Days celebration gets underway on Friday, Sept. 15 when the Midway opens at 3:30 p.m. and will feature rides and games for all ages by the McDermott Family Midway. … more
The summer was busy with Monona County 4-H programs before fair beginning with a 4-H project workshop that was held on June 16 with thirteen 4-H’ers learning how to sew a children’s … more
Fourteen youth from two years to fifth grade, had a Pawsome Adventure at St. John ’ s Methodist Church in Mapleton from July 30 through August 2 in the evenings with Vacation Bible School. … more
Sue Cutler of Blencoe has participated in the “Celebrate the Hills” art show ever since the beginning in 1994. Sue believes she is the only exhibitor to submit her artwork every year. She … more
Thank a veteran! Schleswig VFW Auxiliary #3930 will be distributing Poppies during the Schleswig Calf Days Celebration. Please consider a generous donation when the ladies approach you. On Thursday … more
The Loren Hollister American Legion Post 496 meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Mapleton (located at 211 S. 1st Street). The next meeting will be held on … more
Community blood drives are important because LifeServe Blood Center is a community based blood center. “ We supply blood products to 161 hospitals primarily in Iowa, Nebraska and South … more
The Fisher Whiting Memorial Library in Mapleton was an extremely busy place this summer as it hosted the summer reading program. Every Friday during the month of June there was program with a … more
Thirteen members toured the February/March issue ’ s Prettiest Farm in Iowa for Our Iowa magazine on July 29. Ron and Nancy Bowman ’ s Coon Rapids farm place is beyond what most farm … more
Rochelle Maynard of Castana has earned her Doctorate of Education from Ball State University. She is the daughter of Rick and Marcene McBride of Danbury. Rochelle and her husband, Matt , have … more
Grimsley-Thayer Post 502, American Legion, kicked-off a new program to support Veterans. The mission of ‘ Operation Veteran Recognition ’ (Op Vet-Rec) is to recognize all military … more
Movies are once again showing on the big screen at the Iowa Theater in Onawa. Unfortunately, the theater hasn ’ t showed a movie since March 2020 when it closed due to COVID and it ’ … more
College education can be expensive. The Ortner Scholarship Foundation is a nonprofit organization that annually awards post-secondary education scholarships to graduating students. It was … more
The Danbury Corn Days Committee, with lots of help from volunteers, has been preparing the town for Corn Days. Windows have been decorated. Cornstalks have been put up. They are ready for the events … more
Schools in the area started the 2023-2024 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 23. There are a number of new faces in all three school districts. Read about the new teachers on page 5 and 8. The … more
The Museum of American History, at the southeast corner of the Mapleton City Park, will be open Sunday and Labor Day Monday. As always, there is no admission fee and everyone is welcome. The museum … more
Earlier this year the Charter Oak Public Library received notice that they had been chosen to be part of Iowa Total Care ’ s 100 Libraries in Iowa Literacy Program , a literacy program being … more
Ute Fun Days 2023, an annual celebration sponsored by the Ute Community Club, will start on Friday, Aug. 18. St. Paul ’ s Lutheran Church will kickoff their 125th Celebration was the opening of … more
Mistaya Hoefling is the new K-8 principal in Anthon as the 2023-2024 school year gets underway on Wednesday, Aug. 23. Ms. Hoefling graduated from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln with a … more
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