Robert Maharry

07/18/2018 - 8:43am

For all of the miles that separate the Krummhorn region in northwest Germany and Grundy County, Iowa—4,300 of them, to be exact—many of the struggles the two areas (and more broadly, the two countries) face aren’t really much different from each other: keeping the agricultural sector strong amidst ongoing consolidation, dealing with the rise of fringe reactionary movements...

07/18/2018 - 8:36am
Dean Halverson and his two sons, Brody and Zach, had big plans for Memorial Day weekend. They would head to Twin Acres Campground near Colo, grill out, toss a few back and enjoy each other’s company—like they always did—while celebrating freedom and, if they could squeeze it in, finding time to do some tinkering on the 1970 Monte...
07/18/2018 - 8:31am
A Conrad man came to the city council to ask for assistance with his ongoing battle against invasive rodents (and subsequent interactions with Grundy County law enforcement), but the dispute remained unresolved when he left the chambers at last Thursday night’s regular meeting.           ...
07/18/2018 - 8:27am
As he transitions into a new job with no prior experience in the field, Jamie Madden isn’t pretending to have all the answers. But he knows how to fix stuff, and in the world of public works, that skill alone can go a long way.             “I think I’ll like it here. I really...
07/18/2018 - 8:20am
After watching the highlights of last Thursday’s Congressional sideshow, er, hearing, with former FBI agent Peter Strzok and dissecting the media reaction on either side of the spectrum, I couldn’t help but feel the need to take a long, hot shower. Is this all that’s left of the Grand Experiment?      ...
07/18/2018 - 8:17am
Grundy County engineer Gary Mauer brought the board of supervisors up to speed on a host of improvements from Dike to Conrad and celebrated a quarter of a century in his current position during Monday morning’s regular meeting.             “If you asked me 25 years ago if I’d...
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