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...

Kevin Cooney

For four decades, before his retirement in 2015, Kevin Cooney’s position as a KCCI news reporter placed him in correspondence with senators, governors, presidents...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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