Dr. Ernest Perea’s road from the NSA to WCHCS

Almost 500 years ago, Dr. Ernest Perea’s ancestors emigrated from Spain to America. Outside the Native population, his family has been in the New...

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...

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...

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...

Nancy Hamar departs Iowa after decades of service

Over the span of more than 50 years, Nancy Hamar lived long enough in Wayne County to become one of its most respected citizens....

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...

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...

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...

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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