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One Fine (October) Day in southern Iowa

One Fine Day is a series inspired by my favorite now-defunct Chicago Tribune column of the same title. The posts in this series are short, sweet, sometimes themed, and always a charming snapshot of a city. 450 more words


ATV Accident Injures Winterset Man

MADISON COUNTY, Iowa — A Winterset man is hospitalized after crashing his four-wheeler.

Tuesday, Madison County sheriff’s deputies were called to a farm field in the 2500 block of Bittersweet Avenue on reports of an accident. 49 more words


Roof One Exteriors To Be Investigated

WINTERSET, Iowa — State authorities are looking into local roofer Jim Nelle of Roof One Exteriors after a story that we did on him earlier this week… 237 more words


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