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The Waterville Fire Department responded to a call at Casey’s General Store in Waterville on Tuesday morning, December 26. According to store manager Betty Gilmore, two firemen were in the store when smoke began entering the building. The fire department was called for safety reasons. “It was...

Erma Kohout (left) and Gladys Nickolay work on opening one of the Sharing Tree gifts. (Wade Young Photo)

Not a single tag was left hanging on the Montgomery Sharing Tree this year, which means local donors helped spread a lot of Christmas cheer! More than 100 people in the community received gifts from anonymous donors through the community’s Sharing Tree tradition this year, explained Karen Hiscox of...
The WEM boys basketball team dropped a pair of contests last week, falling to Waseca and NRHEG. Waseca, rated 13th in Class AAA, downed the Bucs 76-44 Dec. 19. NRHEG, undefeated with a 6-0 record, edged the Bucs 60-53 Dec. 22. WEM has lost three straight games and fell to 1- 3 in the Gopher...
Iowa now has thirty-six infested counties after discovery at Lake Iowa Park   DES MOINES – Emerald ash borer (EAB), a very destructive, exotic insect pest of ash trees, has been confirmed in Iowa County. This finding brings the total to thirty-six counties in Iowa. On a national scene, EAB has been...
Lifeguard Training
photo by Dan Dickinson
Casey Larson, center, instructs lifeguards at the Greenfield Pool on rescue techniques.
“You have a lot of weight on your shoulders,” Casey Larson of Greenfield, formerly of Creston, told Greenfield Pool lifeguards during a recent training put on by Greater Regional Medical Center paramedics.  Paramedics Larson and Jen Worisek of Creston led the training which also involved local...
A pair of Nodaway Valley athletes earned all-state recognition in softball and baseball. Junior Paige McElfish earned second team honors in Class 1A by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association. McElfish was a third team pick a year ago.  McElfish batted .505 this year with 50 hits in 99 at bats. She hit...

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