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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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....

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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