Robert Maharry

07/18/2017 - 4:50pm

It’s golf season, which—if you’re like me—means hoping that your final score is less than twice the par and screaming like Happy Gilmore after every other shot. Some people, on the other hand, are good at golf: so good, in fact, that they’ve earned the designation of PGA professional. Fox Ridge Manager Ben Biersner is one of these individuals, and I spent last...

07/18/2017 - 4:47pm
Food trucks and a change order for the Main Street repair project dominated the discussion during last Thursday night’s regular meeting of the Conrad city council.             A survey of select cities within an approximately 60-mile radius revealed that all of them but two (Dysart and...
07/18/2017 - 4:44pm
As rural districts around the state continue to tighten the belt, the BCLUW board of education discussed potentially sharing a librarian with Grundy Center during Monday night’s regular meeting.             After Grundy Center and Gladbrook-Reinbeck recently severed their agreement for...
07/18/2017 - 4:42pm
It’s an underappreciated and often underutilized feature, but the Grundy County Convenience Center—despite the closure of the landfill in 2007—still allows residents to bring in a variety of household items for disposal, and the Metro Waste Authority recently constructed a new Hazmat facility on the property southwest of Holland...
07/18/2017 - 4:38pm
Around 100 patrons filed in to an informational meeting at BCLUW High School on Monday evening, during which state Department of Transportation officials laid out plans for an overlay project on Iowa Highway 14 from the E-18 (Liscomb) turn-off all the way north to Highway 175 in Grundy County that could close the well-travelled road between Grundy...
07/18/2017 - 4:33pm
A Stout native is coming home to join the sheriff’s office as a deputy, and, to hear Cody Freese tell it, he always wanted it to end up this way.             “It was always my plan to end up back down there,” said Freese, who worked as a part-time dispatcher and jailer for...
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