Category: Southwest Iowa

Episode 6: And the Rain Fell, And the Water Rose….

Floods are a dangerous fact of life in the Midwest. So many of those who live here have experienced horrific flooding over the years, bonding them together through shared memories and similar circumstances. One such event happened in 1958, when a terrible flash flood… Continue Reading “Episode 6: And the Rain Fell, And the Water Rose….”

The Devil You Know

Breakfast was slightly awkward in the Hoskins household that cold January morning. John Hoskins and his wife, Hulda, had been arguing. Hulda, as she usually did, had eventually stopped arguing with her husband, just letting him yell and scream on in his anger. They… Continue Reading “The Devil You Know”

The Audubon-Exira-Hamlin Flood of 1958

     Flash floods are some of the most devastating natural disasters in the world. They can come without warning, destroying everything in their path. Iowa is no stranger to them. Although there have been many throughout the years, one still stands out in… Continue Reading “The Audubon-Exira-Hamlin Flood of 1958”

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.