Indianola Independent Advocate - Warren County Weekly Update

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Simpson alumni honored at Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day

First, they became brothers at Simpson College. Then, a second time, in their military service during the Vietnam War. Read more


Warren County supervisors set June 1 hearing on secondary roads shop loan

When no one from the public had a comment during the public comment section of Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Warren County Board of Supe… Read more


New program aims to help Moms

A Warren County nonprofit launched a new program this spring to help area families. Read more


WHO Great Iowa Tractor Ride bound for Indianola — again

It’s sort of like RAGBRAI — but with tractors instead of bicycles — and it’s coming to Indianola for the first time this summer. Read more


New webinar highlights Carver’s legacy in science and outreach

George Washington Carver tended to make a lasting impression. Read more



Pitching, timely hitting lead Storm to twinbill sweep at Central

The Simpson College baseball team swept its series-opening doubleheader against Central on Friday. The Storm won a close-knit battle in gam… Read more


Indianola girls soccer takes two from Perry Friday

The Indianola girls entertained the Perry Jayettes Friday, taking both the varsity match (4-1) and JV match (3-1). Read more


Simpson caps off A-R-C Championships on Saturday

The Simpson College men's and women's track and field programs tallied five all-conference performers at the American Rivers Conference Cha… Read more


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Contact governor's office on charter school bill

HF 813, the bill that allows anyone to start a charter school using local property tax dollars,  is now on its way to the governor for sign… Read more


Police killings

We are constantly hearing about the “large” number of blacks being killed by police. It is hard to put the numbers in perspective just by w… Read more



Keith Mervin Ellingson, Indianola

Funeral Services for Keith, 63, who passed away on Friday, May 14, 2021 at Arbor Springs in West Des Moines, will be held 10:30 a.m., Thurs… Read more


Karen Walek, Indianola

Karen Walek, 78, of Indianola, passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. She passed peacefully in her sleep in the farmhouse that she was born … Read more


Jean C. Waterland, formerly of Indianola

Jean C. Waterland, 92 years old, of Sunset Point Road in Beaver Dam, WI passed away on April 16, 2021. Read more


Mary Jane (Jani) Heaivilin, Indianola

Mary Jane (Jani) Heaivilin was born in Winterset, Iowa, on June 25, 1936, to Wayne B. and Ople Ryner Detrick. Read more


Leigh Anne Beltz, Indianola

Leigh Anne Beltz, 64, of Indianola, Iowa passed away unexpectantly Thursday, May 6, 2021. A private family gathering will be held at a late… Read more


Sonja Brand, Summerville, South Carolina

Sonja Kay Brand, 67, passed away in Summerville, SC on May 6, 2021 from an aggressive form of cancer.  Sonja was born on November 27, 1953 … Read more