North Iowa is filled with some wonderful people.
And that’s what has made choosing my favorite stories from the past year so difficult.
In 2019, I celebrated my second anniversary at the Globe Gazette and my seventh as a reporter. I also transitioned from covering Hancock County and the city of Britt to Clear Lake — a transition that has connected me with more people.
People whose stories have inspired me, humbled me and challenged me.
These people, and their stories, are ones I won’t soon forget, and I hope you don’t either.
A group of students has been brightening the days of substitute teachers at Roosevelt Elementary School in Mason City for the past three months.
Charlie Dickman and his family have vacationed in Puerto Rico several times within the past decade, but none may have been as memorable as the…
Jason Wolf remembers the days he delivered newspapers in Forest City for comic book money.
If you were to ask Dan Lauters what he planned to do when he retired after teaching nearly 40 years, he likely would’ve said fish and golf.
It’s been nearly two weeks since Sarah Callow and Willy Schrandt brought their 8-month-old daughter home after months in the hospital.
A garden harvest boasting tomatoes of different shapes, sizes and colors filled a table at Duane O’Banion’s home in Nora Springs Tuesday.
A North Iowa musician who’s spent nearly 30 years on the road performing with some of country music’s biggest stars has returned to his roots.
For a group of North Iowa women, a collective bucket list has been a gift that’s given them cherished memories.
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The city of Clear Lake will continue its multi-million dollar reconstruction project on Main Avenue in 2020.
The futures of three Clear Lake businesses will depend on new owners.