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Story County fairgoers sitting around and visiting inbetween various events.

A Sunday at the Story County Fair

Jul 30, 2015 11:16am

The sights at the Story County Fair on a hot July Sunday.

Story County Fair Queen Crowned

Jul 30, 2015 11:09am

Crowned as this year’s Story County Fair Queen was Lydia Heydlauff of Gilbert (center), who was escorted by her father, Jay. Other members of the queen’s court (from left) are Samantha Riese,...

Pictured is Nevada’s newest police officer Ryan Hutton. With him are his wife, Ashley, and their two children, William, 4, and London, 2. (Photo Courtesy of Cathy Jager)

Newest officer brings police force to full staff

Jul 30, 2015 11:08am

The addition of Ryan Hutton to the Nevada Police force brings the police department back to being fully staffed.

Hutton, 30, was sworn in as the newest Nevada police officer at Monday’s...

Mock Emergency Drill planned at McCallsburg next week

Jul 30, 2015 11:08am

On Monday, Aug. 3, AgLand Wind Farm will be the scene of a mock exercise to test the emergency response capabilities of local fire, EMS and law enforcement in Story County, in preparation if a...

This puzzle piece is telling me to slow down

Jul 30, 2015 11:07am

One down and one to go.

Before the rumors start flying, I thought that I would explain why I am stepping back, somewhat, with my writing. I am not going away - I just need to slow down.


Some concerns about the aquatic center

Jul 30, 2015 11:07am

To the editor:

I recently submitted this letter to the Nevada Parks and Rec board about the Fawcett Family Aquatic Center and its hours of operation, and I am putting this in the paper to...

Community and Family Resources appreciative of funding help

Jul 30, 2015 11:07am

To the editor:

On behalf of the Community and Family Resources staff and board of directors, I would like to thank the city of Nevada for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 funding that has allowed us to...

Taking a stand against the Pipeline

Jul 30, 2015 11:07am

To the editor:

If you are concerned about the proposed Bakken Oil Pipeline from an out-of-state oil company, which would traverse Iowa and threaten our land and water by carrying 570,000...

Floating row covers allow air, light and water through, but prevent insects like bean beetles and cabbage worms from reaching and damaging the plants. (Photo by Melinda Myers, LLC)

Eco-Friendly Pest Control in the Garden

Jul 30, 2015 11:06am

Spots on tomatoes, holes in hosta leaves and wilting stems mean insects and diseases have moved into the garden. Don’t let these intruders reduce the beauty and productivity of your landscape....

I like… summer

Jul 30, 2015 11:06am

I like summer rain. Not at noon when everyone wants to be outside in the sunshine swimming, if you are lucky enough to be at the beach. But after the sun sets, when the world is dark and lightning...