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...

At school in Seymour and Wayne, Martha Comfort lives up to her name

Martha Comfort is one of the more unique entrepreneurs in southern Iowa. Her expertise is preventing sexual abuse, spreading her message in school districts...

Wayne wins annual Doc Douglas baseball tournament

Mormon Trail, Seymour and Wayne all played at the annual Doc Douglas baseball tournament in Corydon on Saturday morning and afternoon. After a thunderstorm...

Garden Road Catfish

Another birthday has passed, and my almost seven-year-old son Grant informed me that now I am old. This is the same boy who helps...

Wade Harman, Denver select Hawkeye Noah Fant in draft

Before the 2019 NFL Draft, some projections had the Denver Broncos selecting former Chariton and Iowa Hawkeye tight end T.J. Hockenson in the first...

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...

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...

Garden Road Submersion

My wife wants me to find the positive in the time change—not to dwell upon how those without sleep disorders, children, common sense or...

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...
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