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...

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...

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...

While no ghosts emerge from corn—the Shane Hill field is now cattle pasture—the players’...

Dail Whiteley rests with his daughter Cindy in the sunroom of the Corydon Care Nursing & Rehab Center, across the street from Walden Park....

Wayne softball team claws its way to State

In some ways, Wayne’s Monday night home game versus Melcher-Dallas was anti-climactic. After going on the road to defeat fifth-ranked BCLUW last Friday, the...

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...

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...

Even within the herd, there will always be rebels that do not fit

Bob ‘Action’ Jackson’s time is no longer split in two. For six months, he would raise bison in Iowa. The other six months, he...

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...

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...
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