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.

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”