Caitlin Ware

06/21/2017 - 5:40pm
This summer will be pretty much like any other for Hampton resident Mike Elling, who has spent his life teaching at both Hampton-Dumont Middle School and West Fork High School. With school out for the next few months, he will get to relax, and enjoy some down time without worrying about creating lesson plans or grading tests. But when this summer is over, that is where the similarities end. When...
06/21/2017 - 5:13pm
Friends and family of Phyllis Willis gathered at Mason City Brewing on Sunday, June 11, to celebrate the life of the area activist. Willis, 74, passed away last April. She was a noted environmentalist and a longtime resident of the Thornton area, best known for her association with Niman Ranch. Read the full article in the June 22 edition of the...
06/21/2017 - 5:12pm
The City of Thornton will hold a free “Clean Up Our Community Day” on June 26 to help better properties throughout the area. The idea to work on improving the appearance of properties throughout Thornton, and the city as a whole, was initially proposed by resident Jerry Thomas during the May city council meeting. He suggested that...
06/21/2017 - 5:09pm
The Swaledale City Council voted unanimously to ban the use of fireworks within the city during a special meeting held on June 6. State legislation that passed earlier this year legalized both the sale and use of fireworks in Iowa during specific times, with certain parameters, and cities and counties were given the authority to customize local...
06/14/2017 - 10:44am
After discussing the issue of nuisance properties during the May 8 city council meeting, the City of Swaledale took the next step toward cleaning up local properties by offering a free large item pick up, held on June 3. According to Swaledale Mayor John Drury, despite cleaning up a number of properties in the past, there are around eight...
06/14/2017 - 10:43am
In 1885, a Swedish immigrant named Emil Tyden came to the United States with just $20 to his name. After he arrived, he went on to become well known for his inventions, from cargo seals for railroads to fire-fighting sprinkler systems. During his lifetime, Tyden was also heavily involved in agriculture, and purchased and built up eight large farms...
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