Twenty years after run to State, a teammate assists airman’s return

Amy Carpenter of Allerton—a small town in southern Iowa of less than 1,000 people built around its railway yards—can boast she has served overseas...

Denver Broncos hire Wade Harman

On New Year’s Eve of 2018, the Atlanta Falcons fired offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. It was just a normal Monday in the NFL, but Wayne...

An Iowa farm boy, Dale Spinler, once took on Chairman Mao and Joseph Stalin

In 1953 on the 38th Parallel in the Taebaek Mountains, Americans and South Koreans stood across from a line of exhausted Chinese soldiers wearing...

Jim Murray continues to spread good news while battling cancer

From Peru to Wayne County, from Turkey to Cedar Falls, Jim Murray has spread the word. A few years ago, Seymour’s art teacher was diagnosed...

Even within the herd, there will always be rebels that do not fit

Bob ‘Action’ Jackson’s time is no longer split in two. For six months, he would raise bison in Iowa. The other six months, he...

Real life horror of the Great Influenza—and it could happen again

Near the end of World War I, an American soldier from Iowa was placed on burial detail. Yet this young man was nowhere near...

Action Jackson recounts biggest win in lawman’s now legendary career

On Aug. 30 of 2018, United States Senator Charles Grassley visited Corydon, Iowa, population 1,500. He spoke to students in the high school library, wooden...

Dr. Ernest Perea’s road from the NSA to WCHCS

Almost 500 years ago, Dr. Ernest Perea’s ancestors emigrated from Spain to America. Outside the Native population, his family has been in the New...

Don Lammers gave his life almost 50 years ago. On Memorial Day, his best...

Don Lammers’ helicopter crashed in Vietnam on Aug. 24, 1968, placing his name on the Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., one of 58,282. On Memorial...

Mike and Patty Street recall life in Wayne County, the childhood home of Hawkeye...

Chris Street’s status as an American sports icon has been fixed in lore for over 25 years. His tale has been told not only...
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