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Local Ownership Helps Lake City Hardware ThriveThere are some structures that have stood the test of time in Lake City’s downtown business district, including Lake City Hardware. The Lake City Graphic described the structure as a “magnificent building” when it was completed in 1898.
posted Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Welcome Home: Lohrville Showcases Homes for IowaMany rural communities across Iowa are struggling with housing shortages, but Lohrville is embracing a creative approach to this challenge. From the outside, their solution looks like a modern, ranch-style home on the north side of Highway 175. There’s so much more to this remarkable story, though.
posted Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Jolley Good: Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast Serves Up Community PridePlenty of Iowa’s rural communities support pancake days or soup suppers, but there’s nothing quite like Jolley’s Famous Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast. Comfort-food aficionados willing to brave Iowa’s icy winter mornings swell the population of this tiny Calhoun County town (approximate population 28) by at least five to six times when breakfast is served.
posted Monday, April 3, 2023
Beat the Winter Blues with TWINterfestJust because it’s winter doesn’t mean we can’t play outside here in Calhoun County. If you think there’s nothing exciting to do here in the winter, you haven’t been to TWINterfest at Twin Lakes, which offers everything from thrilling ice oval races (with motorcycles, ATVs and UTVs) to relaxing snow yoga (“snowga”) to the polar plunge, where you can literally jump in the lake!
posted Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Shining Bright: J&J Candles Offers Array of Popular ProductsWalking into the J&J Candles shop south of Manson is a total sensory experience, from the vibrant rows of colorful candles on the display shelves to the enticing aromas near the work area where new candles take shape. Overseeing it all is Janis Miller, the self-proclaimed “Crazy Candle Lady.”
posted Thursday, December 15, 2022
Pomeroy Park Honors Veterans in a Big WayWhile it might seem like a simple memorial, there are powerful stories in the stones in the Pomeroy Veteran’s Park. This remarkable tribute proves how a small Calhoun County town can achieve big things.
posted Friday, November 11, 2022
Traditions Offers Food, Fun at Twin LakesWhen you’re near Twin Lakes, be sure to cruise over to Traditions by car, truck, motorcycle, bike or boat for an ice cream treat, a beverage or a meal with modern flair and a side of nostalgia. (Yes, there’s a dock for your convenience!)
posted Monday, October 24, 2022
Cruisin’ Calhoun County by Classic CarEverything looks and feels different than it would in a new car, especially when you’re cruising Calhoun County.
posted Tuesday, March 23, 2021
5 Reasons to “Cruise” Calhoun County by TrailWhether you prefer walking, jogging or bicycling, either by yourself or with friends and family, it’s time to explore the trails in Calhoun County.
posted Thursday, March 18, 2021
Snowmobiling in Calhoun CountyReady to hit the trails?
posted Tuesday, March 2, 2021