March 7, 2013 RSS feed / Columns

Democratic Caucus Report

By Sen. Jason Frerichs and Rep. Bernie Hunhoff

Democrats joined Republican legislative leaders on Feb. 28 to announce a sweeping new community development package. It puts greater focus on education as economic development, as well as housing, small business development and renewable energy. More...

Pollock

Victorya and Ike Dykema were afternoon and overnight guests of Grandma Marlene Dykema on Saturday. More...

Gale/Hillside

Delores Kluckman attended Bible study at Toots Brooks’on Tuesday morning. In the afternoon, Virgil and Darlene Binfet stopped at Delores’s for coffee. More...

Strasburg Care Center

Rose Wald visits with Martin Wald on a regular basis. Also stopping in was Marlene Baumgartner and Eddie Kramer Sr. Harold Ryckman is here on a regular basis to visit with Mary Ryckman. More...

Herreid

Dick and Judi Volzke of Herreid visited at the home of Carol and Norman Schick on Sunday evening. ArdellaAckerman of Selby and Ruth Mittleider attended the bridal shower for Kayley Mittleider at Ruthie’s Cafe on Saturday afternoon. More...

Rep. Cronin Reports

We are heading into our final week Monday March 4th, and I cannot believe how quickly time has flown. More...

Sen. Brown Reports

As our time in session starts to come to a close, many major issues are still being discussed and decided on in committees and on the floor. This past week, there were a couple of major issues being debated in the legislature. More...

Rep. Hoffman Reports

By Rep. Charlie Hoffman

The final week of session is here and we have some huge responsibilities to carry out before we can go home and back to our families. More...

Hull

Word was received that Laurel Farwell of Grand Rapids, Michigan, the husband of Charlotte Van Bugt, formerly of Hull, passed away last week. Charlotte is the daughter of Esther Van Bugt and grew up in the Hull area. More...

Westfield

On Friday afternoon, Willis and Jane Vander Wal were at Harold and Mary Ryckman’s after the World Day of Prayer service at the Westfield Church. More...

Mound City

Dean and Nancy Johnson returned from a Panama Canal cruise this past week. They traveled with her sister, Marie and Gary Zellmer, from Brookfield, Wis. More...