The News From Dysart Last Week of May – Mid June 1914

The citizens of Dysart continue to show their civic pride and patriotic spirit; land is being sold; barns are being built and several students have graduated.

The Big Brick Building on The Corner

Built in 1891 to sell hardware and other items needed by a growing town, the big brick building on the corner has continued to serve the community for 130 years. Today, learn about it’s history!

The News From Dysart & North Central Iowa Second & Third Week of May 1914

News from the state including Walcott, Amana, Cedar Rapids, Williamsburg, Munterville, Burlington, Ottumwa, Fort Madison, Burlington, Black Hawk County, Fort Madison, and Ames.

The News From Tama County & North Central Iowa – First Week of May 1914

War in Mexico has an effect on Iowans at home, skunk farming proves profitable, fire in Waterloo, a dead horse, university salaries, melon farming, button factories and the news from around Tama County are covered this week.

The News From Dysart & North Central Iowa – Last Two Weeks of April 1914

War is declared with Mexico, the State Hospital for the Insane is profiled as well as the Tuberculosis Sanitorium in Toledo, four men are executed for a murder in New York, Waterloo is headed to the Panama Exposition and a dispute is brewing over the new Geneseo School.

The Twentieth Century Shining Parlor

When fifteen women are hired to shine shoes in Des Moines and Omaha in 1914, the face strong opposition. This is a story about changing roles and values in the early 20th Century.

The News From Dysart & North Central Iowa – First Two Weeks of April 1914

Police are looking for a body in a trunk shipped to Iowa from Montana, residents seek relief from pain in the mineral springs of Colfax, wolves are being shot just outside of town and much more.

Dysart Canning Company

Several towns around Iowa had their own canning factories. These factories supplemented the income of area farmers and also the towns. This article will explore one such factory in a small town.

The News From Dysart & North Central Iowa – Last Week of March 1914

Coal mining accident in Iowa, for the love of cars, baseball continues to grow and a big church conference are in the news this week.

The News From Dysart and North Central Iowa – Second & Third Week of March 1914

This week we explore Iowan’s commitment to bettering themselves and their towns and much more.

Special Edition: Red Fox James

In this Special Addition we explore one Native American’s extraordinary quest through Iowa and other states to gain recognition for his people.

The News From Dysart and North Central Iowa – First Week of March 1914

The introduction of pheasants into the Iowa countryside, Grinnell Aeroplane Company, a decrease in Iowa’s population and a small town mayor gets into a very public fight.

The News From Dysart and North Central Iowa – Last Week of February 1914

A horrible tragedy in Clutier, the development of the Cedar Valley District Fair and there are new businesses in Dysart,

The News From Dysart – Third Week of February 1914

This week hog cholera effects local farmers, a pioneer couple celebrate their anniversary, several businesses change hands, Valentine’s Day celebrations, a housing shortage in Elberon and more.

The News From Dysart – First Two Weeks of February 1914

This week plans for the electric plant get even more secure, the Senior Class at Dysart High School makes plans, a teacher is attached by a bird and yellow jaundice claims the life of a local man.

Dysart – The Golden Buckle of the Cornbelt

I’m starting a one year project to bring to life stories of Dysart Iowa’s first 150 years and here’s the reason why.

I’m All About Me When I’m On The Motorcycle

My husband and I just got home from our first motorcycle ride for this summer of 2020. Like a lot of things this year, our ride had to wait. Knee replacement surgery for him in mid-May meant several weeks of rehabilitation before attempting the bike. I confess we were back on it much sooner thanContinue reading “I’m All About Me When I’m On The Motorcycle”

I Think I Finally Understand Etta Stoner

I grew up in a small town in Iowa in the 1960s and 1970s. My little town was one-mile square, planted firmly in the middle of farm country. I was a town kid which was different from a farm kid in those days before the Internet made us all more homogeneous in terms of ourContinue reading “I Think I Finally Understand Etta Stoner”