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  • Longmann 70 years in the making: WWII soldier to be honored Imagine three boys, orphaned in the midst of the Great Depression, moving from Minnesota to an adjacent state to live with extended family. How hard it would be to lose both parents and, then, have to move away and take up a new life in a strange tow

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dale Gardner astronaut collage Let's celebrate our successful people There are many famous and successful people who have called Clinton home. We need to celebrate their lives as well as all of their contributions. Recently, former astronaut Dale Gardner, 65, died. He and two other astronauts have connections with Cli

    March 14, 2014 3 Photos

  • Herrity history Another look at winter memories Recently, a newspaper proclaimed, "It's Official, 2014 is Worst Winter in Memory." Not so fast, 20-somethings. Don't discount many octogentarians who will recall those swirling winds of 1936. Winters of old are legendary for hard times caused by sev

    February 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • High school building High school correspondence: '68 and '88

    Not even a towering inferno which destroyed their high school could deplete the resiliency of the CHS students of 1968. This is the story of the sophomore English class of Mrs. Jaeger on May 29, 1968. They had just endured living through a horrible

    January 31, 2014 1 Photo 2 Stories

  • A glimpse of Clinton in the past

    1855 was a year that saw a number of significant events.

    December 30, 2013

  • Lyons photo for Herrity column HERRITY: Residents have pride in neighborhood

    To this day, thousands of Clintonians say, "I was born and raised in Lyons." Founder Elijah Buell first set foot on the banks of what would become Lyons, Iowa in 1835. He built a cabin, laid out a town, platted the community, raised a family, sold

    December 6, 2013 1 Photo

  • Lumber history Sawdust of gold in Clinton's past It is often said that "Clinton, Iowa was built on sawdust." Indeed, excavations will often find tons of solidified mashed-up sawdust underneath both Clinton and Lyons. This area had many creeks and swamps which were filled in over time; our beautifu

    November 22, 2013 1 Photo

  • Doctor photo HERRITY: Doctoring through the years

    A picture really tells a story, or in this case, many, many stories. All of our older readers know at least some of these service-oriented medical individuals in the photo seen in this column. Each patient can recall many personal stories about their

    November 8, 2013 1 Photo

  • History 1 Herrity History: Lincoln Highway and Eisenhower

    People have been traveling across America since Lewis and Clark. First pioneer trails and then muddy roads, followed by the initial paving and now super highways. The Lincoln Highway, now U.S. 30 wandered through 14 states and stretched from Times S

    October 25, 2013 2 Photos

  • Lincoln Highway 1 The Lincoln Highway, part 1 It has been a century since the Lincoln Highway first began to be developed and the Fulton Historical Society is taking the lead in celebrating its 100-year anniversary. The Lincoln Highway was a historic route to the West for many decades. When Iowa

    October 11, 2013 2 Photos