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...

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...

We do not all need to believe the same thing

Editor’s note: Dr. Steve Rose was the pastor who married The Wayne County Independent’s Jason W. Selby and Jennifer Pruiett-Selby, while Dr. Christopher Peters...

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...

Garden Road Superheroes

I actively attempt not to write about my brother in the past tense. At least not too often, mostly for my mother’s sake, but...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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