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07/10/2019 - 3:39pm

Isn’t it intriguing...the sights, sounds, and smells that can trigger a memory? For several Rotary Senior Living residents, it was something as simple as aprons that brought the thoughts of days gone by flooding back.

The memories were thanks to the presentation of Sheila Craig, originally from Decorah, Iowa, who showed off her collection of more than a hundred aprons (although...

06/27/2019 - 10:55am
Ernie Lewis was born and raised in Goldfield. He was also born and raised in a fire fighting family. His dad, Wilson E. Lewis, served on the Goldfield Fire Department for 44 years, many of them as the Chief. “I remember my dad going to the fires...and as a youngster I followed him to a lot of them,” Ernie recalled of how fire fighting...
06/20/2019 - 2:55pm
Eagle Grove has a little goldmine that is just waiting to be discovered by more people. It’s in the northeast corner of town just off of Wright Street - Fishpond Park. While the name is self-explanatory, even if you don’t fish, there are things there to be enjoyed no matter what your age. Eagle Grove second graders have known this for...
06/20/2019 - 2:52pm
Did you know what you wanted to be in the eighth grade...what you wanted to do with the rest of your life? Did you even think about it or were you just caught in the moment? For the third year now, Robert Blue Middle School teachers have been challenging eighth graders to start thinking about it by creating an end-of-the-year Life Project that...
06/20/2019 - 2:48pm
Part Two: In January of this year, the Lotus Community Project opened their doors, ready to lend a hand up to homeless women and children who needed their service. There are cubicles that serve as bedrooms which can house up to 25 beds (all brand new donated with brand new mattresses). Some have more furniture and beds to house families, while...
06/13/2019 - 11:41am
Life was not easy for Ashley Vaala when she was growing up. She was raised by addict parents, used with them, and by the time she was 15 was cooking meth with her “friends.” She herself became an addict, and eventually went to federal prison for fi ve years. “Prison was the best thing for me,” admitted Vaala open and...
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