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For PTSD Awareness Month, veterans need allies and advocates

David Farwell of Spillville, Iowa is a service-connected PTSD disabled veteran and activist for veteran health services as owed to them by law. I’ve moved 49 times in 50 years, which is not surprising for a military brat and former global project leader at an international corporation. What may...
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Southern Minnesota, Give a Warm Welcome to Radio’s Newest Member, Kinsey!

Hello Southern Minnesota, my name is Kinsey, and I am Kat Kountry 105’s newest DJ and content creator. Here is a chance to get to know me, as I say hello to the community!. To begin, I am a 22-year-old woman, who just graduated From Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. After being a college radio DJ for four years and a Music Director for two years at Luther’s radio station, I decided to continue pursuing this career with the help of my Communication Studies degree. With my job as a Music Director, I was given many new singles and albums from smaller artists around the world, and I was able to listen to their music and then send out my favorites to our thirty other DJs! I am what you call a music fanatic, so this career and this wonderful opportunity at Kat Kountry seemed quite fitting!

National champion Taylor joins Iowa women's wrestling

(Iowa City) -- Four-time national finalist and 2021 national champion Felicity Taylor is transferring to join the Iowa women’s wrestling program. A Spillville, Iowa native, Taylor spent the past four years at McKendree University in Illinois, helping the Bearcats to win three national team titles. View the complete release...

Joyce Van Sickel

Joyce Marie “Joy” (Gehring) Van Sickel passed away June 19, 2022. She was the third of seven children of Lawrence & Edna (Brackin) Gehring, born May 30, 1930, on a farm near West Union & Elgin, Iowa. Joy married Jack Van Sickel in the First Methodist Church, West Union, on May 24, 1951. Jack lived on a farm near Joy, but they didn’t go to the same country school or high school so didn’t meet till college —UIU, Fayette, IA. They were a very close couple, often walking hand in hand.

Student Philanthropy Council (SPC)

The Student Philanthropy Council (SPC) is a volunteer student group serving as philanthropic ambassadors for UIU. Their goal is to inspire a tradition of giving among students. Working closely with the Alumni Office, they organize student-led fundraising (and friend-raising) projects with the highest level of integrity, professionalism and UIU spirit. All Fayette Campus students are welcome to serve as a leader.

Larry Nading

Larry Dean Nading, 67, of Elgin, Iowa died Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Larry was born July 18, 1954 to Wilbur and Doris (Schmidtke) Nading in Oelwein, Iowa. He graduated from Oelwein High School and completed paramedic training at Hawkeye Community College. Larry proudly joined and served in the United States Navy and was a member of the Elgin American Legion.

Janet Linderbaum

Janet Anne Linderbaum, age 84 of Ossian, IA died Monday, June 20, 2022 at the Ossian Senior Hospice. Janet Anne Linderbaum was born October 12, 1937, to the daughter of Walter and Esther (Deeny) Linderbaum in Decorah, Iowa. She graduated from De Sales High school in 1955. In 1959, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Viterbo College in LaCrosse Wisconsin.

Jere Probert

Jere Gene Probert, 86, of Wadena, Iowa died Sunday, June 12, 2022 at the Hiawatha Care Center in Hiawatha, Iowa. Jere Probert was born June 20, 1935 in Wadena, Iowa. He joined an older brother, William Frank Probert as the only children of William Vincent Probert and Verna Verneta Zephora Taubman Probert. He was raised a fourth generation Probert on the farm in Highland Township in Clayton County, Iowa.

Amelia Schlee

Amelia “Marie” Schlee, 91, of Postville, Iowa died Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Good Samaritan Society in Postville, Iowa. Amelia Marie was born July 28, 1930 to Mike and Ruth (Connor) Adrian in Elgin, Iowa. She graduated high school. Marie was united in marriage with William Fredrick Schlee...

W-SR at South Winn on KWAY Country

Wednesday two baseball teams four hours away from each other met halfway as Waverly-Shell Rock played 2nd ranked Lewis Central of Council Bluffs in Des Moines. The Titans won 10-2 at the game played at Grand View University. Listen to Waverly-Shell Rock baseball Thursday night on KWAY Country AM 1470...