Category: Adams County

The Devil You Know: The John Hoskins Murders

I have always loved Adams County. Located in the southwestern portion of the state, Adams county is the least populous…

The Devil You Know

Breakfast was slightly awkward in the Hoskins household that cold January morning. John Hoskins and his wife, Hulda, had been…

Episode 1: The Devil You Know: The John Hoskins Murders

In 1919, Irene Hoskins burst into her neighbors house, bleeding profusely. The story she told them would change their lives…

The Marble Woman: Thoughts of Henry Reese in Adams County

If you ever happen to be driving along Highway 34 through Adams County, Iowa, you’ll eventually pass a cemetery along…

The Devil You Know: The John R. Hoskins Family Murders of 1919

Breakfast was slightly awkward in the Hoskins household that cold January morning. John Hoskins and his wife, Hulda, had been…

Milo Green: A Man of Many Talents Makes His Mark in Iowa and Nebraska

Someone once told me that everyone is born with a gift. It is up to us what to do with that gift, but if you have it, why not use it? As I’ve grown older, I’ve found that some people are born with several gifts, and they use each and every one to the fullest extent of their ability. One of these people was Milo Green.

Iowa Playwright had South Dakota Building Named After Him

                You ever seen a building that’s been named after someone? Of course…

Fiddlers, Dancers, and…Boxers?: The End of an Era in Corning, Iowa

The audience was in a great mood. They had just heard some fantastic music, and were ready for more. The…

Frederick Reese: Making Sure the Masses are Entertained at the Corning Opera House

Last week, we learned about how southwest Iowa businessman Frederick Reese pushed to build the Corning Opera House. This week, stop over and see how and what kinds of entertainment he provided to the masses of southwest Iowa!

Bringing the Image of Culture to the Iowa Frontier – Frederick Reese and The Corning Opera House

The Corning Opera House in Corning, Iowa, was made to stand out, and stand out it does! It’s one of my favorite places in southwest Iowa, and I’m honored to be able to share some of its long history with you! Come over and see how it came into being!