Ask Pat and Joann Costigan how they came to be the grand marshals for this Saturday’s Irish Fest Parade, and they’ll give you a quick smile.
Again, the pressure was on for the Turkey Valley softball team.
It would have been different if it hadn’t been going perfectly, but dang it, it was shaping up to be one of the best Heartland Days ever.
And then Mother Nature interceded.
Aden Zwanziger, Noah Fye and Josh Fenske have been around the proverbial block a time or two so no one had to tell them that Friday’s doubleheader at Oelwein was, to put it simply, huge.
Chickasaw County Engineer Dusten Rolando requested funds last week from the Board of Supervisors to replace a tractor that was lost in a fire last year.
And it was quite a lot of funds.
Jack Seelhammer wasn’t going to pull any punches; his New Hampton softball team faced a must-win situation on Thursday night.
Even before Jordan Holthaus started shooting at the state meet Saturday, he was taking deep breaths. The kind that someone takes that’s trying to get rid of some anxiety.
Mabel Josephine Owens, age 102 of Northridge CA, formerly of New Hampton, Iowa, died peacefully Saturday January 27, 2018, at her home in Northridge.
Rebecca L. (Dowd) Sherrod, age 63 of Gretna, Louisiana, died May 13, 2018, at the Ochsner Medical Center in Gretna.
Alvina Katherine Bodensteiner, age 97 of Rapid City, North Dakota, formerly of Waucoma, Iowa died October 10, 2017 at the Rapid City Hospice House.