February 11, 2019

Founded largely by Swedish immigrants and named after a town in Sweden, Boxholm in northern Boone County has laid claim to being the "Swedest" town in Iowa.

It's located on Highway 169 and is a town I've driven through, on countless occasions, on trips to and from my pa...

June 19, 2018

Ledges State Park is arguably one of our state's top state parks and attracts a steady stream of hikers and nature lovers every year.

However, it is sometimes in the news for some unfortunate reasons as occasionally a visitor has fallen to his or her death. There's even...

November 1, 2017

Exploring the expansive grounds of Clover Woods Camp and Retreat Center between Luther and Madrid in Boone County will cause you to work up a real appetite. Luckily for me, just up the road in tiny Luther, IA (population 122), I found a brand new restaurant along Highw...

October 30, 2017

Over the last several decades, generations of Iowa 4-Hers have traveled to the Iowa 4-H Center (camp) between Madrid and Luther in rural Boone County to make memories, forge new relationships, and enhance their skills.

In recent years, the camp has been re-named to "Clo...

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