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05/22/2018 - 5:21pm
CAL senior Trevor Lawson became one of CAL High School’s final graduates on Sunday, a thought that was difficult for him to comprehend. “It’s something that hasn’t really set in yet,” said Lawson, who will participate in North Iowa Area Community College’s tool and dye program in the fall. “It’s bittersweet. Everybody here is just kind of like a big...
05/22/2018 - 5:07pm
Franklin County Sheriff Linn Larson’s position required him to wear many hats and titles, but he carried one unique designation for Alicia Thomson. “He was my cancer bud-dy,” said Thomson. Larson, who passed away last Tuesday and had battled cancer himself, became a source of strength and support for Thomson after she was...
05/18/2018 - 8:39am
DES MOINES -- Each year Hampton-Dumont's Patty Teggatz has run the 3,000 at the state track and field meet, she's moved up the rung in her placing. Her final run on Thursday, May 17, she placed 12th, her best finish among them. "This year ranked definitely ranked at the top of my list," said Teggatz, a four-time state track...
05/15/2018 - 5:19pm
Searching for the right words, long-time teacher and Hampton-Dumont head boys basketball coach Heath Walton knew that ‘thank you’ wasn’t enough. Fifteen 3-on-3 teams and hundreds of supporters showed up for a benefit Saturday to help Walton, who was recently diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. “It’s been overwhelming...
05/15/2018 - 5:14pm
Teresa Johnson opened the Coulter Café in 2016 because of her love of cooking, but she never imagined her attention to comfort food would land the small town eatery statewide recognition. The Coulter Café’s “Ultimate Omelet” was recently named as one of 10 finalists for the Iowa Egg Council’s Best Omelet in...
05/15/2018 - 5:11pm
As the last graduating class of CAL High School prepares to take its next steps, students on Friday heard poignant words from one of their predecessors. “Take it in, enjoy it and don’t wish for time to go too fast,” said 2015 CAL graduate Brooke Mensing, who spoke at the Community Send-Off for the CAL Class of 2018 at the Latimer...
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