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Busy Bees

Oct 01, 2015 11:01am

These bees found a home and built a beehive in an apple tree in front of Sonja and Chris Carmen’s home in Cambridge. The hive was removed Sunday by Julia McGuire - Backyard Beekeeper. (Photos by...

Daikon radishes are a good fall crop, although not commonly seen in Iowa. (Photo Submitted)

More volunteers show up to help at Gardening for Good Farm

Oct 01, 2015 11:01am

Last week, volunteers from two different companies, along with individuals and families, came to help harvest produce for the Food Bank of Iowa. The location was the Iowa Gardening for Good farm...

Ballard sixth-graders in Amanda Eller’s classroom show their enthusiasm about their new Chromebooks. (Photo by Ronna Lawless)

Ballard middle-schoolers receive Chromebooks

Oct 01, 2015 10:59am

It may have still felt like summer outside, but for students at Ballard Middle School, it seemed a little like Christmas earlier this month. Each middle-schooler received a Chromebook as part of...

Anna Russell completes the clinical portion of the veterinary science event.

Ballard agricultural education students compete in CDE Day

Oct 01, 2015 10:58am

Agricultural education students from Ballard High School competed in five different events at the South Central District Career Development (CDE) Day at the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Osceola on...

Kevin L. Brooks to Chair Iowa Bankers Legislative Committee

Oct 01, 2015 10:58am

Kevin L. Brooks of Slater has been named the chair of the Iowa Bankers Association’s (IBA) Legislative Committee. The committee, comprised of senior level bank management professionals from across...

Empty promises can come back to haunt you

Oct 01, 2015 10:57am

I don’t know about you, but I have already had my fill of politicians. What’s worse is, we are more than a year away from election day.

If you believe any of their messages, then all we have...

The Reach of Human Influence

Oct 01, 2015 10:57am

I was privileged to spend Saturday, Sept. 26, helping to lead nature hikes for central Iowa Boy Scouts at their Fall Camporee at Don Williams Park north of Ogden. Advancement through the earlier...

Living the fantasy

Oct 01, 2015 10:57am

My daughter and I live with a bunch of guys, so it wasn’t much of a surprise when they suggested a family fantasy football league. They are good at thinking up ways to beat us in various...

United Way of Story County Supporting Solutions

Oct 01, 2015 10:57am

United Way is continuously monitoring the changing landscape of human services needs in our communities. As we look to the next year, there will be the opportunity to expand and grow programs that...

Photos, submitted by residents, show the outpouring of recent community support for the family of Jacob Myers, who was killed in a two-vehicle collision in August. Friends are helping build a barn and with other needs.

Maxwell News

Updated: Oct 01, 2015 11:18am

Well, the temperatures will be changing, tailgate parties have begun and fall is HERE! That also means a lot of fun fall events are starting up around Maxwell. October will be a busy month so for...