Struble - A city in Plymouth County, Iowa, United States, along the West Branch of the Floyd River.
The population was 78 at the 2010 census.
The median income for a household in the city was $37,813, and the median income for a family was $45,833
Jim Nicholson, former United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Republican National Committee chairman and U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See. Born and raised in Struble.
He was born February 4, 1938 and is an attorney, real estate developer, and a former Republican Party chairman. He was the United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs from January 26, 2005 until October 1, 2007.
He was born on a farm near Struble, Iowa. Nicholson has characterized his childhood as "growing up dirt poor” in a tenant house without plumbing and sometimes without food.
Isaac S. Struble, Congressman (1883–1891) for whom Struble, Iowa is named. Lived in nearby LeMars until his death in 1913.
Isaac Sterling "Ike" Struble (November 3, 1843 – February 13, 1913) was a four-term Republican Representative of Iowa's 11th congressional district. Serving from 1883 to 1891, the Plymouth County resident was a noted congressional opponent of plural marriage in the Utah Territory.
The member of a politically active family, Isaac's six brothers included John T. Struble of Iowa, and George R. Struble, former speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives. He was the granduncle of Bob Struble, Sr. and great-granduncle of Bob Struble, Jr.
Brigadier General John (Jack) W. Nicholson. USA (Ret). General Nicholson was appointed secretary of American Battle Monuments Commission by President George W. Bush in January 2005.
He (born May 8, 1956) is a United States Army four-star general who has commanded U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A) and the Resolute Support Mission since March 2016, succeeding General John F. Campbell. He was previously commanding general, Allied Land Command from October 2014 and commander of the 82nd Airborne Division. Nicholson is the son of John W. Nicholson, also a former general officer in the United States Army, distantly related to British Brigadier John Nicholson (1822–1857).
Tennant - A city in Shelby County, Iowa, United States, that host the Woo Woo feather tribe. The population of the tribe was 68 at the 2010 census.
History - Tennant had its start by the building of the Chicago & Great Western Railroad through that territory. Located on County Road M16 between Harlan and Shelby.
The median income for a household in the city was $32,321, and the median income for a family was $40,417.
Government - The town's government is based on the Indian tribal system. Brayton "Chief Tuey" Tuma is the chief of the Woo Woo feather tribe, he owns everything from Tennant to Shelby, while Blake Tuma is the Tribes most fearsome warrior, and Brody Tuma is head Farmer/Hunter. Tribe Council meetings are held on only full moon nights, as it is thought to bring wisdom and good fortune. https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Tennant,_Iowa
Thayer - A city in Union County, Iowa, United States. The population was 59 at the 2010 census.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $38,750.
Mount Pisgah, Iowa - Mount Pisgah was a semi-permanent settlement or way station from 1846 to 1852 along the Mormon Trail between Garden Grove and Council Bluffs. It is located near the small community of Thayer in Jones Township, Union County, Iowa. This site is now part of the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail. It is the birthplace of Helaman Pratt. The address of the memorial is 1704 Mount Pisgah Road in Thayer.
Town Hall and Community Center - At one time, the now-tiny Union County town of Thayer was home to four churches: an Evangelical Church, Catholic Church, Christian Church and Methodist Church. Like many small towns in the state, Thayer saw residents, businesses, schools – and churches – close their doors. By the 1970s, only the Methodist Church remained.
The church building was moved to Thayer from a nearby settlement named West Union in 1900. A team of mules and horses hauled the building to its present location. A basement was later added, and the church served the community until 1995. By that time, membership numbered less than 20 and the church was discontinued. The building was given to the city and now serves as the Town Hall and Community Center for the 59 residents.
Thornburg - A city in Keokuk County, Iowa, United States. The population was 67 at the 2010 census.
History - The Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway built a 66-mile branch to What Cheer via Thornburg in 1879 The town was founded by the railroad and named in memory of Major Thomas T. Thornburgh, who died in the Meeker Massacre. By 1881, Thornburg was at the junction of the line to What Cheer and a branch to Montezuma.
The median income for a household in the city was $45,313, and the median income for a family was $42,500
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1997 Tri-County Cook Book Elementary Schools Recipes
Exams are graded on a numerical scale – students don't receive letter grades.
Tri-County High School, the student body makeup is 48 percent male and 52 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 5 percent. Tri-County High School is the only high school in the Tri-County Comm School District.
Truesdale - A city in Buena Vista County, Iowa, United States. The population was 81 at
the 2010 census.
The median income for a household in the city was $29,063, and the median income for a family
Turin - A city in Monona County, Iowa, United States. The population was 68 at the 2010 census
History - Turin was platted in 1887. It was named after Turin, in Italy. A post office was established at Turin in 1887, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1996.
The median income for a household in the city was $23,750, and the median income for a family was $21,875.
THE TURIN STAR - One day, about two weeks before Christmas in 1960, Mrs. Park Daugaard remarked, “We should have a star on the hill for Christmas.”
That afternoon Park Daugaard made a few calls after talking the idea over with Merrill Johnson, and the star was soon to become a reality. In a half hour he had collected enough money to construct the star. Mr. Johnson designed and assembled it.
The remains of this 5,000-year-old man - the oldest remains to be found in Iowa. The discovery was made in near Turin, Iowa, and there is plenty of history to explore at the Turin Man Archaeology Site.
…. Edna fell in love with a young civil engineer named McBride, who worked for the Chicago and Great Western Railroad. She and her beau convinced her father to allow the tracks to cross the Johnson land. An agreement was reached based on the condition that the community’s depot would be known as Valeria. The couple ultimately married, though McBride left the railroad to become a dentist. …. https://betsyrubiner.wordpress.com/tag/valeria-iowa/
Vining is Tama County’s smallest incorporated town. Vining first appeared on the map in 1881 with the building of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad, which crossed Tama County from east to west.
Vining became known as “The biggest little town in Tama County” because of the large area within its incorporation. It is also known as “The Little Town in the Bohemian Alps”.
A float is pulled in a parade during Vining’s 125th Birthday Celebration on Saturday, June 17, 2006, in Vining. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
Webster - A city in Keokuk County, Iowa, United States. The population is 73 as of 2014
The median income for a household in the city was $38,958, and the median income for a family was $42,500.
Notable people - Don MacLaughlin, actor
William Donald "Don" MacLaughlin (November 24, 1906 – May 28, 1986) was an American actor.
Early years - The son of a doctor. MacLaughlin was born November 24, 1906, in Webster, Iowa. He studied speech and English at Iowa Wesleyan University, Northwestern University, and the University of Arizona.
Television - MacLaughlin originated the role of lawyer Chris Hughes on As the World Turns in 1956, and played the role until his death in 1986.
Radio - Prior to TV, MacLaughlin was active on radio, beginning in 1933. He starred as the title character on radio's David Harding, Counterspy in the 1940s and 1950s. In 1945, he joined the cast of The Romance of Helen Trent, in the role of Dwight Swanson, "a rancher who becomes interested in Helen Trent.
Stage - MacLaughlin appeared in a 1948 Broadway production of Thornton Wilder's play, The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden and in Virginia Reel (1947) and The Fifth Column (1940).
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Willey - A city in Carroll County, Iowa, United States. The population was 88 at the 2010 census.
The median income for a household in the city was $42,083, and the median income for a family was $57,083.
Photos from: "St. Mary's-Willey Immaculate Conception Church 1882-1982"
Yorktown - A city in Page County, Iowa, United States. The population was 85 at the 2010 census.
History - Yorktown was platted in 1882 by C. E. Perkins. It had a station on the Humeston and Shenandoah Railway.
The median income for a household in the city was $30,417, and the median income for a family was $38,125.
Yorktown was platted by C.E. and Edith Perkins on April 3, 1882 and consisted of forty acres. A petition was filed for incorporation of Yorktown on February 23, 1898.
The population in 1882 was about 200 people.
Seven buildings were erected early in the history of the town, during the summer and fall of 1882. Two of these were grocery stores located on the north side of Main Street. E. F. Griffey occupied one between 4th and 3rd Streets and Joe Cailiff the other just east of it. Neither man continued in business very long
Yorktown residents remember destructive tornado of 1964.Fifty years later, people who were affected by the Yorktown tornado on April 12, 1964, still remember that fateful day. Yorktown, which may have had 150 residents at the time, is about 4 miles west of Clarinda just off of Highway 2.
Click on the link below to learn more about the effects of this tornado.
Zwingle - A city in Dubuque and Jackson counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 91 at the 2010 census, down from 100 at the 2000 census. The City of Zwingle had a population of 97 as of July 1, 2017.
History - Zwingle was originally built up chiefly by settlers from Pennsylvania.
The median income for a household in the city was $26,667, and the median income for a family was $45,625.
Kelly Jackson of Peosta helps move the bell from Harmony United Church of Christ in Zwingle on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. The church is closing because it no longer has a pastor.(Photo: Mike Burley/Dubuque Telegraph Herald)