Emily Mercer

Artists show their stuff

Area schools recently participated in the 2022 Twin Lakes Conference Art Show

Congratulations to these local award winners: Marlene White of Alta-Aurelia for her acrylic painting “The Lips” and for her photo “The Love of Nature.” Dannielle Peters of Newell-Fonda for her pastel “Utopia.” Emily Mercer of Newell-Fonda, honorable mention for her drawing, “Radio Guy.”

Newell-Fonda 2021 homecoming candidates

Newell-Fonda Homecoming king and queen candidates were announced Friday afternoon. They are, front row left to right: Sophie Stewart, Anna Bellcock, Macy Sievers and Emily Mercer. Back: Mickey Morenz, Beau Wilken, Trey Jungers and Jaron Vanderhoff. The homecoming pep rally and coronation takes place Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. Friday at 2:30 p.m. is the homecoming parade, followed by the […]

Meet the artist: Faith De Groot


Have you ever looked in the bathroom mirror and hoped to see an idyllic outdoor scene with a bear roaming about? It happened in the imagination of Faith De Groot of Alta, and she executed it beautifully in a painting. This Alta-Aurelia graduated senior has been recognized for her paintings. She’s one of four Iowa seniors to win the Iowa […]