Mark Nessen Memorial Scholarship continues to serve small towns

Two years ago, Alison Russell of Oskaloosa received the first $1,000 Mark A. Nessen Memorial Pharmacy Scholarship. Mark’s son David helped present the award. This...

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...

Jackie Gunzenhauser earns her next degree

In the humid June heat of Little Rock, Jackie Gunzenhauser tested for her fourth-degree black belt with the sun at its height. Arkansas weather...

Tom and Nancy Coates recount walnut trees

It has been one year since Nancy Coates lost her husband Carl Coates. His influence on Wayne County can still be seen in the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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