Garden Road Shane Hill

The odd thing about pitching a nonfiction work to literary agents is I don’t need to write anything, yet. A stark contrast to shopping...

Old Time Soda Fountain will celebrate its tenth anniversary in Allerton

One of the most unappreciated, unique—and, amazingly, still unknown—draws to Wayne County is turning 10 years old this fall. In 2009, around the time alumni...

Wayne softball falls to second-rated Lisbon 1-0

To put the situation in another light, at the Iowa State Softball Tournament on Monday, second-rated Lisbon upset Wayne 1-0. It was another great game...

Wayne softball team claws its way to State

In some ways, Wayne’s Monday night home game versus Melcher-Dallas was anti-climactic. After going on the road to defeat fifth-ranked BCLUW last Friday, the...

Wayne upsets fifth-ranked BCLUW 4-2 in extra innings

It was a hot summer evening, so perhaps it was for the best that Wayne played 5th-ranked BCLUW in northern Iowa. Every degree of...

Lady Falcons advance against Seymour 2-0, to face BCLUW Friday evening

On a cool summer night perfect for softball, fans at Saling Athletic Complex were treated to a fantastic defensive display by both teams, but...

Seymour and Wayne roar out of gate, set up Wednesday night game

Playing on their home fields, both Seymour and Wayne looked sharp in the 1st round of the 2019 softball playoffs. The Warriorettes led Mormon Trail...

Garden Road Zoo

When I was a boy, my Vietnam veteran father took us on one of our summer ‘vacations,’ which never stretched far beyond Des Moines...

Early seeding leaves softball coaches frustrated

With 10 games left to play in the regular season, the governing sports body for high school girls in Iowa, the IGHSAU, handed out...

The tree crisis slowly spreads across America

At one time, elms lined West Street in Corydon; their familiar fluted limbs rose over many homes in America. Then came Dutch elm disease. In...
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