Robert Maharry

06/20/2018 - 5:45am

A host of photos from the Wellsburg carnival rides and the parade on Tuesday evening can be seen below. Prints are available for purchase by clicking the link here. 

 

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06/19/2018 - 10:04pm
Aplington-Parkersburg may find itself in the market for a dance partner on sharing administration services, and according to board members and Superintendent Jon Thompson, a nearby district to the south on Highway 14 could be the best fit.             During Monday night’s regular board...
06/19/2018 - 10:01pm
Like most new parents, Addison and Jaime Riebkes remember all of their daughter McKenna’s firsts: her first words, first time walking and first birthday, to name a few. A cruel twist of fate two years ago left them wrestling with the fact that they could suddenly be forced to begin marking lasts, but McKenna—ever the warrior and most...
06/19/2018 - 9:56pm
Grundy County Supervisor Barb Smith admitted after a public hearing Monday morning that she had the heart of a developer: she and her late husband Richard launched businesses and housing projects all over the area, and Smith initially viewed a proposed four-lot R2 zone on V Avenue between Dike and New Hartford as a plus for the county. Then, she...
06/19/2018 - 9:52pm
Jerry Gratopp doesn’t have much time for small talk. It’s a Wednesday evening, and the hungry masses are swarming his food truck in downtown Conrad.             “I need two piggyback nachos, a brisket sandwich and a pulled pork,” he says.      ...
06/19/2018 - 9:47pm
I thought about taking my column in at least five different directions this week, but a story I found in The Des Moines Register made me do a double take. I try to believe that people, regardless of their personal shortcomings and human tendencies, are overwhelmingly good, just and empathetic, and then I read headlines that make me wonder if I...
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