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...

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...

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...

Housing group attempting to solve countrywide rural crisis

Rural Iowa has a housing crisis. A group of civic leaders across Wayne County have come together to take the first steps in solving...

Trevor Wolf moving on after six years as Wayne County Engineer

For the past six years, Wayne County Engineer Trevor Wolf has made the job of the Board of Supervisors easier. If there are complaints...

Bruce Clark and friends bring thunder to classroom and museum

On Sat., April 21 and Sun., April 22, local Civil War reenacting units will hold a spring drill in Wayne County at the Allerton...

Tyler Anderson uses demolition derbies to help children eat lunch

Tyler Anderson holds a strong opinion about the school lunch program in the State of Iowa. He does not believe, regardless of the condition...

Summer Cox killed by thief near Ottumwa

On Mon., Feb. 26, Seymour native and Allerton resident Summer Leanne Cox, 34, a mother of three children, was killed in a head-on vehicle...

Cobi Norris takes on the hurricane

There is no doubt for the people in its wake, 2017 will be known as the Year of the Hurricane. In early September, Hurricane Irma,...
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