Monday 22 September 2014

Local News

Village family thanks Severtson



Wednesday, 14 May 2014 13:03

 John Severtson’s 31 years of bringing “comfort, joy, security and hope to countless people” was celebrated Saturday at Opportunity Village. Severtson was honored as he steps down as Chief Executive Officer at the Village at the end of the month.


To share, or not to share?



Wednesday, 14 May 2014 13:01

School district patrons speak out at forum

 About 70-persons filled the Clear Creek Elementary School media center Wednesday night to discuss the school district’s current sharing plans, with most discussion centering on the shared superintendent position with Mason City.
 Superintendent Anita Micich, who has been shared between the two schools since 2010, opened the meeting with a 


When it comes to finding morels, timing is everything



Wednesday, 14 May 2014 12:57

by Lowell Washburn

Spring has finally arrived; dandelions are beginning to bloom. For ultra-urbanized lawn care fanatics, the annual appearance of the dandelion’s familiar yellow flower is most unwelcome. But for those of us who stalk the elusive wild mushroom, it’s a sure sign of good things to come.


Students dig into local history



Wednesday, 07 May 2014 15:10

Signage around often overlooked stone will soon tell a story

If you’ve never noticed the large granite rock at the west end of City Park, or never knew what it stood for, you soon will.


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