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...

A step closer to solving riddle of autoimmune disorders, Dr. Stanley Horner’s work begins

Before Dr. Stanley Horner, D.O., began his service at Wayne County Hospital, he may have already provided a clue to solving the mystery of...

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...

Travis Wyman roams Yellowstone Park after pitching to Tony Gwynn

In the movie Major League, Tom Berenger’s character tells Charlie Sheen, “That ball wouldn’t have gone out of a lot of parks.” The wild Cleveland...

Rebecca Roberts brings Wonder to the students in her elementary class

Across Rebecca Roberts’ whiteboard, thread fashioned to look like black barbed wire is strung across photographs of the Holocaust and World War II and...

Doug Thatcher releases book on Wayne County

Doug Thatcher grew up around a mile west of the Wayne County Home. From his parents’ land, he could see the brick building. “It used...

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...

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...

Paul Mitchell returns to heal the Lakota people with his testimony

Paul Mitchell was born in York, Neb., a full-blood Lakota of the Sicangu Nation. The French referred to his people as the Brulé, or...

Josie Paugh toughs out surgery in Manhattan, returns with new hope

In August, 10-year-old Josie Paugh flew to Manhattan for surgery. It was not the first time she had boarded an airplane for Lenox Hill...
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