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...

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...

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...

Mark Nessen Memorial Scholarship continues to serve small towns

Two years ago, Alison Russell of Oskaloosa received the first $1,000 Mark A. Nessen Memorial Pharmacy Scholarship. Mark’s son David helped present the award. This...

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...

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...

Choponis reaches 1,300 basketball games while still teaching math

For almost two decades, Rich Choponis has run up and down the sidelines of college basketball games with a whistle in his mouth. Three...

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...

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...

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...
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