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05/25/2017 - 8:11am

Nearly 40 years ago, Goldfield was looking for a name for their new park. To build excitement, they decided to make a competition out of it, awarding a $25 savings bond to the winner.

Jim Toillion, Jr. thought there was no better name for it than “Old School Park,” after all, it was being built where the old Goldfield School once stood before being torn down.

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05/25/2017 - 8:08am
Eagle Grove High School seniors had a busy schedule last week. There were awards assemblies to attend, practices to show up for, volunteer work to be completed, a trip down memory lane through the elementary and middle school buildings, and of course, commencement. As the classmates gathered for each of these events, there were smiles as big as...
05/25/2017 - 8:03am
Each year, Eagle Grove High School Band Director Justin Schwake recognizes outstanding senior members. These are individuals who go above and beyond in their pursuit of music greatness. This year, during the annual Music Banquet, held Monday, Mary 22, three young musicians were awarded very high honors. The John Phillip Susa Award was presented to...
05/25/2017 - 8:00am
All the knowledge in the world does you no good if you don’t have a clue how to interview. What might seem like second-nature to some, simple things like a firm handshake and making eye contact might be more difficult for others. Eagle Grove High School teacher Sherry Leksell is making sure it’s common knowledge for all of her Advanced...
05/25/2017 - 7:58am
Rural Iowa is an area with a high population of older citizens. Wright is one of several counties in north central Iowa where 20 percent of the population 65 or older. This means that many rural Iowans are facing health and mobility issues they may not have worried about when they were younger. For some, living in a care facility or with family...
05/18/2017 - 8:55am
Kids everywhere are looking forward to the end of the school year as warmer weather and sunshine have arrived, but perhaps none more than those youngsters who live in or near Goldfield who are excitedly planning on spending a little time at a different kind of “school” - the Goldfield Old School Park. Thanks to the hard work and...
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