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Mid-Prairie’s Schmidt named finalist for Ag Educator of the Year

Elsa Schmidt did not know what to expect when she and her FFA students were called to gather in the Mid-Prairie High School library Thursday morning. What she got was a $500 check and a plaque … more

60 Years a Firefighter

Jim Millice grew up near the old Wellman fire station and remembers a time before the station even had a fire truck. Walking through the bay of the current fire station, Millice spotted the old … more

Iowa needs to look to China for pork industry success in 2020

Pork industry expert Jim Long says pork farmers in Iowa need to look to China to determine how successful they will be in the coming year. “Over the next 12 months, our destiny in this … more

Andrew Yang touts Freedom Dividend in Washington stop

Enthusiastic supporters packed Café Dodici in Washington Sunday afternoon for Andrew Yang’s campaign stop. The self-professed “Asian man who likes math” and entrepreneur … more

Parkside Activities Center will celebrate 10-year anniversary

The Wellman Parkside Activities Center will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with an open house Thursday, Jan. 23 from 6-8 p.m. The Wellman Parkside Activities Center facility is owned by the … more

Happy Noon Year!

Five-year-old Amara Taylor shoots off confetti at the Wellman-Scofield Public Library Noon Year’s celebration on Monday at noon. About 35 youngsters counted down to the new year and then shot … more

Thanksgiving Potluck in Wellman

More than 20 people gathered at the Goodwin Senior Center in Wellman for a Thanksgiving potluck meal. Federation Bank provided the meat and potatoes, while attendees brought side dishes and desserts … more

Grace and Gladys

The Goodwin Dining Center in Wellman was a special place in the lives of Grace and Gladys Miller. The two women were fixtures in the center in the later years of their lives. Sunday relatives and … more
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