At the Senior Night, May 18, Allyn Miller and Jim Carver presented students with Alburnett/Otter Creek Lions Club Scholarships. Pictured from left: Allyn Miller, Raegan Heims, Shane Neighbor, Rhea Armon, Megan Neighbor, McKenna Parker, Hunter Caves, and Jim Carver. Students will receive $300…

This weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys and county and state parks staff. You can check the activity of your favorite lake or stretch of river within each district, including which species are being caught, a rating of the …

The Friends of the Center Point Library annual used book sale will be Friday June 11, 3 – 7 p.m. and Saturday June 12, 9 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. in the library community room. Hardcovers are $1, paperbacks are .50 cents and children’s books .25 cents. There will be a special sale of books and colle…

After everything that happened in 2020, or rather didn’t happen in 2020, a very good reason to get out and celebrate is the annual Coggon Harvest Home Days (August 6-7).

Close to 50 students from Central City Schools volunteered their time during the school’s Community Service Day to help clean and plant flowers at a couple of local attractions.

Peyton Kriegel of Center Point was named to the University of Sioux Falls’ Spring 2021 Dean’s List. Kriegel is majoring in Biology. Kriegel was among more than 600 students named to the Spring 2021 Dean’s List. To qualify, students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale.

The Brown Farm Pioneer Days never fails to deliver when it comes to fun, activities, and presenting historical events geared for the entire family. This year Pioneer Days (July 24 – 25) will be providing yet another glimpse into the past with the addition of a living history Civil War reenac…

American Legion Post 421 led the Memorial Day ceremony at the bridge in Central City with support from the Central City High School band playing patriotic music. Fire trucks blocked off the bridge while the ceremony took place. Pastor Vicki Engelmann offered a prayer for deceased veterans as…

Over the Memorial Day weekend, the Faith Mission Thrift Store honored area veterans by donating a $500 check to five area American Legions. Faith Mission Thrift Store, board member, Delores McAtee presented checks to Don Butler, Coggon, Leo Woods, Ryan, Greg Reierson, Walker, Jay Brandhorst,…

Wildcat readers! It is time to say our farewell for the year. The Wildcat Scratch will not be putting out new editions until next school year. We appreciate each and every one of our readers and we hope you will return to reading our students’ writing after our summer hiatus.

On Sunday, May 23, Central City held a graduation ceremony for the graduating class of 2021 in the new gym. Principal Jason McLaughlin, followed by Superintendent Dr. Tim Cronin, Valedictorian Emma Fritcher, and Matt Miers, spoke at the ceremony congratulating the class of 2021.

AlburnettThe Alburnett Historical Society meets the third Tuesday of each month.

School’s out for the summer! A perfect daytime getaway is a fishing trip to a pond or lake in your neighborhood. Find a fishing spot near you with our Fish Local map, then keep the experience fun and positive with these handy tips:

The North Linn Fish and Game Club and Linn County Conservation is co-sponsoring a youth fishing clinic near the watercraft rental building in Pinicon Ridge Park near Central City. The clinic will be held June 12, from 9 a.m. to noon. All youth participants under age 16 will receive prizes fo…

Abigail Riggs of Center Point recently received a diploma at Harding University’s Spring commencement ceremonies May 7-8. She received a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education. Harding University is a private Christian university located in Searcy, Arkansas.

The Iowa Base of the United States Submarine Veterans recently met at the Walker American Legion Hall Post 376.

The GFWC R.A.R.E. Club met at the Walker City Hall on Tuesday, May 18 with five members present. The meeting was called to order at 1:30 p.m. by President Ann Zlabek. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The minutes of the previous meeting and the treasurer’s report were read and approved.

The Central City Public Library is excited to be opening to the public on Monday, June 7. According to Denise Levenhagen, the library will be open with regular hours: Mondays from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.,…

Carolyn Roseberry, Friends of the Center Point Library secretary, goes through boxes of used books readying them for the club’s annual book sale. At its May meeting, Friends of the Center Point Library decided to have the book sale in the Library Community Room on June 11, from 3 to 7 p.m. a…

The summer library program for 2021 has begun. Sign up and begin collecting tickets for the prize cans. You can get 1 ticket daily just for coming into the Library, earn more tickets by reading, doing activity sheets and attending programs. Check out all of the wonderful prizes that have bee…

On Thursday, May 20, the North Linn state track qualifiers headed to Des Moines to compete on the Blue Oval at Drake Stadium. Freshman, Skylar Benesh, was the only athlete that competed on Thursday. She competed in the long jump and placed 8th in the state. Then, Benesh performed well in the…

A monument to American Revolutionary soldier Nathan Brown was rededicated at a ceremony Saturday, May 22, in Springville Cemetery — a ceremony attended by Sen. Joni Ernst. Local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Sons of the American Revolution established the memorial.

The Avenue of Flags will be displayed at the Walker Public Cemetery and Sacred Heart Cemetery on Saturday, May 29; Sunday, May 30, and Monday, May 31. Memorial Day Services: Parade Formation at Legion Hall at 8 a.m.

Linn County will reopen County facilities to the public on Monday, June 7 after being closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Face masks are currently required in all County facilities; however, that is subject to change before opening. Social distancing and other safety protocols…

The North Linn Fish and Game Club and Linn County Conservation is co-sponsoring a youth fishing clinic near the watercraft rental building in Pinicon Ridge Park near Central City. The clinic will be held June 12, from 9 a.m. – noon. All youth participants under age 16 will receive prizes for…

On Tuesday night, May 11, art projects lined the halls of the school and walls of the library. Art students showcased the projects they made throughout the school year. Some of the projects included clay sculptures, self-portraits, shading drawings, and pastel creations.

The Friends of the Center Point Library annual Book Sale is Friday, June 11, from 3 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, June 12, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hardcovers are $1, paperbacks are 50 cents and children’s books are 25 cents. There will be a special sale of collectibles and books from late Librar…

Central City’s American Legion Post 421 members placed flags at gravesites of veterans at Jordan’s Grove Cemetery on May 25, in preparation for Memorial Day. Members from Post 421 who helped place flags are, from left: Steve Sweet, Don Smith, Jack Sweet, Arlaan Carter, Jay Branhorst, Al Hale…

Walker American Legion Post Commander, Greg Reierson, left, recently accepted the continuous service award for his father, Clarence Reierson, at the May meeting of the Walker American Legion Post 376. Clarence, who passed away in January 2021, was recognized by the Post for providing 60 year…

You will want to make sure and check out the ongoing STEM programs at the library. We have a Gecko, our Betta fish Page 5 and of course Ruby the rabbit. Watch for other programs to view this summer as part of the summer library program.

County Home Road will soon be under construction from N Center Point Road to the bridge over Indian Creek, a half-mile west of Highway 13. The construction improvement project includes concrete paving, paved shoulders, the addition of right and left turn lanes, and single lane roundabouts at…

Three North Linn students recently received $500 scholarships from Faith Mission. The students received the awards during the annual North Linn Awards Night, held May 11. Pictured from left, are: Madelyn Stepanek, Jacob Kilburg, and Emilie Hass.

AlburnettThe Alburnett Historical Society meets the third Tuesday of each month.

AlburnettThe Alburnett Historical Society meets the third Tuesday of each month.