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...

What every parent should know about West Nile virus

Twenty years ago this summer, on July 28, 1999, the first outbreak of West Nile virus in the United States killed seven in New...

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...

Katie Emerson

After spending 10 years in the desert, in 2016, Katie Adams Emerson was back in Wayne County during Homecoming, when Queen Katie Gassman shared...

Reunite the Fight brings veterans back together on a Wayne County farm

This April, Wayne County served as a destination for veterans from across the country. Some of them knew each other overseas. Others were complete strangers....

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...

Garden Road to Cambria

Trees  stripped  of  leaves,  time  changed,  the  children  know  no  difference, Jasmine waking us at the  normal  hour  for  reasons  we cannot always remember...

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...

After decade in Poland, Joe and Becca Dowdy find a clearer vision

When LivingStone Church held its first service at the 1930s art deco Wayne Theatre in Corydon, Iowa, it was an appropriate locale for Joe...

Tom and Nancy Coates recount walnut trees

It has been one year since Nancy Coates lost her husband Carl Coates. His influence on Wayne County can still be seen in the...
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