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Unexpectedly Ran Into John Wayne

…or at least his birthplace.

Sweet Hubby and I recently took a road trip to Chicago to visit our son and to take him some belongings we’ve been storing for a couple of years. 160 more words

My Wonderful Life

Central Iowa Dominates Top Two Classes at State Softball

A Central Iowa Metro League team will win a state title for the 13th straight year. In 2015, it will be Waukee or defending champion Johnston in 5A. 34 more words


To LauraPalooza from the Bridges of Madison County

It was an unlikely romance. He was a photographer from National Geographic, taking pictures of Madison County’s covered bridges. She was an Italian war bride, transplanted into rural Iowa, with her American husband and two children. 775 more words

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Winterset Man Killed in Macksburg Car Crash

MACKSBURG, Iowa – A Winterset man was killed early Sunday morning following a car crash.

Around 6 a.m., Madison County Deputies were called to the 1500 block of Macksburg Road after a motorist reported a vehicle on its top in a ditch. 31 more words


Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Makes Two Stops in Winterset

WINTERSET, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made his second return trip to Iowa after announcing his campaign.

On Saturday, he made two stops in the town of Winterset. 148 more words


Winterset Hosts Preserve Iowa Summit

WINTERSET, Iowa – It seems logical to host the state’s historical preservation conference in a town like Winterset. The small, eclectic community is what many would call the hallmark of historic preservation in Iowa. 228 more words


Donald Trump to Attend Madison County Republican Roundup Dinner

WINTERSET, Iowa – Donald Trump is set to attend the Madison County Republican Roundup Dinner on Saturday.

Trump will be arriving at the Winterset Municipal Airport between 4 p.m. 55 more words