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04/19/2017 - 2:13pm
APLINGTON - Discharge papers and a plain Army uniform from World War II raised questions by family about Stauffer Johnson’s service during the war.    “We found his uniforms and it didn’t have any medals on it,” said niece Diane Buss.    Calls were put out locally, and then to Sen. Joni Ernst’s office. Eventually, Johnson’s family discovered...
04/19/2017 - 1:59pm
Rick Sandifer is in his first year teaching at Clarksville schools, but after instructing in schools in Nebraska, Kansas, Illinois, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and New Jersey for over twenty years, he’s be no means new to teaching.      Sandifer and his wife both have family in Iowa, and they decided to move back to Iowa...
04/15/2017 - 10:28pm
    GREENE— “Anything that’s worth doing is worth doing right,” Jeff Dralle’s father and grandfather told him.     Apparently, that is advice Dralle has heeded. Dralle’s Department Store is celebrating 111 years in business this year, and it’s still going strong.   ...
04/15/2017 - 10:23pm
Museum near Clarksville provides rich railroad history     If you’re looking for a place filled with railroad history, look no further than Trains on the Farm outside of Clarksville.     Francis Edeker, the owner and curator of Trains on the Farm, worked for the Iowa Northern Railroad for 23 years. He retired in...
04/15/2017 - 10:19pm
    Not many families have owned and operated an Iowa farm for over a century and a half. Dean and Elizabeth Deuell’s farm, near Shell Rock has been in their family since 1856.     In 2010, the Deuell’s farm was recognized by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Iowa Farm Bureau as a Heritage Farm.  ...
04/15/2017 - 10:17pm
    Originality is what the mother-daughter team of Linda Shear and Jessica Hambly offer at Unhinged, a home décor and clothing shop on in Dumont.     “We try to make something different that you wouldn’t see everywhere,” Shear said.     The duo opened Unhinged in October 2014....
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