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Santa opens shop to more children

The Sherburn Civic and Commerce club has been putting on the workshop for eight years now. This is the first year that Lisa Lange is leading the committee. "There are a few new things this year," she noted. In the past, the workshop has been for children from preschool age through third grade, but t

SENTINEL - 2017-11-25 08:00:00

New Fashion Pork seeks to build feed mill

WORTHINGTON - Jackson-based New Fashion Pork plans to construct a new $10-million feed mill, but just where it will be located is yet to be determined. During a Nobles County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday, Administrator Tom Johnson said one of the sites the company is considering is in Roun


Dredged sand may bolster Duluth beach eroded by high level of Lake Superior

DULUTH, Minn. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering using sand dredged from the Duluth-Superior Harbor to resupply rapidly eroding Lake Superior beaches along Minnesota Point. The erosion problem, spurred by near-record-high lake levels and made worse during the big lake's epic storms, h


All-state musicians from Northwest Iowa

Cherokee: Alexa Timmerman. Denison-Schleswig: Kelley Meinen. Emmetsburg: Yihoon Shin. Le Mars: Sarah Benton. Milford, Okoboji: John Alexander, William Alexander. MOC-Floyd Valley: Nicholas Grossmann. Sioux Center: Ellie Hurst. Sioux City North: Robert Hwang, Jackie Toben, Alex Julius. Sioux City Eas


Today's best bets around Siouxland

The monthly Hike the Wild celebrates the holiday with a Native Thanksgiving Hike 3 p.m. at Dickinson County Nature Center, 2279 170th St., Okoboji, Iowa. Our naturalist will teach people all about American Indian traditions. Find out more about the monthly Hike the Wild program at www.dickinsoncount


Thanks a million, times two

With the season of Thanksgiving, it is the perfect time to say thank you to some well deserving organizations and businesses. Over the past few months, two young children have been recipients of "wishes." Three-year-old Josten Rostomily and four-year-old Aiden Remme will have the opportunity to enjo


New committee looks to 'create a vision' for Lake Okabena

WORTHINGTON - A new committee will attempt to craft a comprehensive plan for the future of Lake Okabena. The main question it will ask: What do we want our lake to be? The Worthington City Council voted Tuesday to create the Lake Okabena Improvement Task Force. The committee, made up of council mem


Looking Back: 1967 -- WHS effort helping Vietnamese orphans

A mini-blizzard hit southwest Minnesota on Friday, closing many of the area's schools and shutting down special events for the day. Total daytime snow accumulation was around four inches in the Worthington area, according to the National Weather Service, but northwest winds blowing at 40 miles per h


Fuel leak closes Ky. 80

A fuel leak shut down part of West Ky. 80 in Nancy on Tuesday evening, diverting traffic and forcing a major cleanup operation with several agencies involved. No injuries were reported in the incident. Special Response Team (SRT) Chief Doug Baker said it took the coordinated effort of local and stat

COMMONWEALTH JOURNAL - 2017-11-23 12:45:00

NTSB releases preliminary report on fatal Barren County plane crash

The 1965 Piper PA-32 that crashed Nov. 12 in Barren County, killing all four occupants, descended from about 7,000 feet to 2,800 feet in 30 seconds before losing radar contact in the area of the crash site. A National Transportation Safety Board preliminary accident report released Wednesday showed

BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-24 23:15:00

Book and CD Hut a home for Somerset's role-playing game enthusiasts

A group of tabletop gamers participates in a game of Starfinder at Book and CD Hut in Somerset. The RPG (role-playing game) community has been put in the spotlight recently because of "Stranger Things" on Netflix, but its popularity extends well beyond that series.Chris Harris One might think to cre

COMMONWEALTH JOURNAL - 2017-11-24 20:37:00

JCPenney offers peek at how store prepares for Black Friday

Up at the North Pole, Santa's elves work tirelessly to get everything in order for the Christmas Eve rush. Down here in the rest of the world, retailers do much the same for Black Friday - which is hardly a Friday-only affair anymore. The local JCPenney store in the Somerset Mall offered the Commonw

COMMONWEALTH JOURNAL - 2017-11-23 12:15:00

Hardwick's murder trial is pushed back to March

The trial of a Somerset man accused of murdering 37-year-old Joshua Oakes has been pushed from December 11 to March. Erik Scott Hardwick, 32, is facing charges of murder, receiving stolen property (firearm), possession of a handgun by convicted felon, tampering with physical, abuse of a corpse and t


Luttrell looks back at his career of helping area farmers

Contributing writer Farmers from across four states lost a good friend this month. But their loss is 11-year-old Conley Matherly's gain. "Pap, when you get retired, there are three things I want us to do more of together. Hunting, fishing and going to the stockyards," says the son of Adam and Hol


School District saving money on energy costs

birdman@tmcvoice.com Last year's major overhaul of McCreary school facilities has proven to be a major savings in overall energy costs for the District. At Thursday night's meeting of the McCreary County Board of Education a presentation by Adam Pierce from CMTA Energy Solutions showed the Board h


Historical figures come to life

Mrs. Barbara Thomas' 6 th Grade class from Whitley City Elementary presented a wax museum of historical figures last Friday. The sixth graders were challenged to research their chosen character, develop their character's costume, create the back drop for their character, and write and present a scri


Section of I-95 south in Branford closed after tractor trailer accident

BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH)-Interstate-95 southbound is closed between exits 55 and 54 because of a tractor trailer accident, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation. The DOT said that the tractor trailer struck two vehicles. The accident was reported around 10:00 p.m. Traffic is back


I-95 in Branford reopens following tractor trailer crash

A crash involving a tractor-trailer and two other cars closed part of I-95 south in Branford on Wednesday night. The crash was reported just after 10 p.m. and the highway was closed between exits 55 and 54. It reopened just before 11 p.m. It is unclear if any injuries have been reported. Follow traf


Silver Alert Issued For Branford Teen

A SILVER ALERT HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR: MISSING CHILD Endangered Runaway AYANNA WHITE Age: 16 DOB: 01/25/2001 Sex: Female Race: Black Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Height: 5'9" Weight: 200 LBS UNKNOWN CLOTHING DESCRIPTION. Missing From: BRANFORD Missing Since: 11/21/2017 **SILVER ALERT** IF LOCATED, CONTACT


Parents Support Fired North Branford Superintendent

NORTH BRANFORD, CT - Parents protested at a recent Board of Education meeting in support of Superintendent Scott Schoonmaker, according to News Channel 8. The board recently voted not to renew his contract. The parents said the board isn't listening to their voices. Read the full story at News Chan