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Brian Foddrill

School board elections are Tuesday, Sept. 8 - Meet the candidates running at Ballard and Collins-Maxwell

Updated: Aug 27, 2015 12:07pm

The Ballard school district has three school board seats up for election Sept. 8.

Brian Foddrill and Kirk Peterson are competing for the seat in District 1.

Incumbent Steve Domino is...

Volunteering at the Iowa State Fair

Aug 27, 2015 11:53am

A group of 4-H’ers, members of the Palestine Peppy Pushers and their parents, volunteered to help with the Little Hands on the Farm exhibit at the Iowa State Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Grace Long,...

State Fair Preparations

Aug 27, 2015 11:53am

Sierra Knight, of Slater, prepares rabbit cages at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 21. (Iowa State Fair/ Steve Pope Photography)


Aug 27, 2015 11:53am

Hummingbirds will be around until Oct. 1, when they all fly to Mexico for the winter. With the cool weather, they are spending a lot more time at the feeders. (Photo by Lynn Marr-Moore)

Maxwell News

Aug 27, 2015 11:52am

Back-to-school fun

It was “back-to-school” time for the Collins-Maxwell students Monday. Facebook was exploding with back-to-school photos, but this one from Dawna and Denny Deakins caught...


Aug 27, 2015 11:51am

From the Slater Area Historical Association, a photo of an item from their collection. Can you identify this tool? The Association is introducing a new exhibit opening in September, Tools of the...

From the SAHA photo files…

Aug 27, 2015 11:51am

From the files of the Slater Area Historical Association, an old photo from the Iowa Department of Transportation. Shown is a “Tin Lizzie” on a spring day on a typical Story County road in the...

Dane Lyle Wheeler

Aug 27, 2015 11:49am

Celebration of Life-Dane Lyle Wheeler was born on November 13, 1932 on his family’s farm southeast of Cambridge, Iowa. He lived in Cambridge his entire life. He graduated from Cambridge High...

Mildred Bernice Frantzen

Aug 27, 2015 11:49am

Mildred Bernice Frantzen, 91, Topeka, Kansas, passed away Monday, August 24, 2015.

Mildred was born January 7, 1924, in Slater, Iowa, the daughter of Thomas and Celia Heggam Skola. She...

HSS Meals

Aug 27, 2015 11:48am

Great meals, sponsored by Heartland Senior Services, are served to adults age 60 and over at the Huxley Shelter House at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The suggested donation is $3...