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It’s amazing how you can go years, even decades without something happening, then all of a sudden, things seem just to fall into place.

It’s been a while since we’ve been there, long before any of the girls on the 2021 Anamosa softball roster were even born, but Anamosa does indeed have a state softball history.

Walt Fortney came to Anamosa in 1972, he was a former teacher, coach and Navy veteran, he became our Jr. High principal. He along with his guidance counselor, Don Harmon formed a solid partnership for a quarter of a century. They both served our school district from 1972 – 1997. These two me…

Jack Fisk coached the Anamosa High School 1956 boys track team, they won the indoor and outdoor state titles for class B that year.

As we enter planting season, I encourage everyone to “plant for pollinators!” By planting for our native bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, you make your home and community beautiful and attractive to people and wildlife. Planting for pollinators also provides critical habitat for declining…

Let me start by saying, “Thank you” - thank you for reading your local, community newspaper, and thank you for either being a subscriber or purchasing this copy. In a time that has presented many challenges to businesses which has included ours, I thank you for being a supporter of local jou…

I’ve been a sports writer long enough to know how incredibly difficult it is to become a Division-I athlete.

The tradition of the Anamosa Chinook started in 1996 when Staff Sergeant/Anamosa High School graduate Shad Myers contacted AHS Principal Kirk Ketelsen.

I talked to quite a few administrators, parents, coaches and even kids before the start of the fall sports season this past August, and just about all of them were skeptical that football and volleyball would be able to complete their 2020 campaigns.