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Road trip to Winterset, Iowa

Sunday, May 22, was a beautiful spring day for viewing a couple of the covered bridges existing around Winterset, Iowa, in Madison County. These bridges are famous because of a popular movie associated with them, titled Bridges of Madison County.

The Bridges of Madison County (Pt. 1)

I woke up early Saturday morning with an appointment in Des Moines scheduled in the afternoon, so I decided impulsively to drive an extra 20 miles to Winterset to see the famous… 485 more words

Inmate Caused Thousands of Dollars in Damage to Cell

WINTERSET, Iowa — The Madison County Jail is left to pick up the pieces and the bill after an inmate heavily damaged his cell.

Officials say 41-year-old Shawn Edward Laird, of Knoxville, was arrested for an incident that happened at the end of February. 358 more words

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Cafe Celebrates 140 Years in Winterset by Opening Brewery

WINTERSET, Iowa – Nearly 100 years ago, during Iowa’s prohibition years, the owner of Northside Cafe in Winterset, Harry Gaspari, knew how to make his customers happy; a cigar box, hidden behind the counter, stored “a little extra something” for his morning patrons’ coffee. 441 more words

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Newton and Winterset Team Up for Special Moment

From Newton High School,  a nice display of sportsmanship.

The Cardinals had the basketball game won on Senior Night when Winterset put special needs student-athlete Ryan Hinsch into the game. 131 more words

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John Wayne's Daughter Endorsing Donald Trump for President

WINTERSET, Iowa — GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump was endorsed by the daughter of John Wayne on Tuesday morning.

Aissa Wayne met trump at the John Wayne Birthplace and Museum in Winterset. 255 more words

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Authorities Investigating Inmate's Death

WINTERSET, Iowa – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says an inmate was found unresponsive in his jail cell Wednesday night.

Officials say 33-year-old Joshua Lee Barker was taken by ambulance to the Madison County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 100 more words

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