Corydon Times

Jason and Holly Dent ride from one adventure to the next
Jason Dent, AKA Whistle-Nut the rodeo clown, with his pet bull Ole.
WAYNE COUNTY COUPLE TAKES ON MODELING, BULLS, BUSINESS, FLYING, FARMING AND NOW PARENTHOOD

Jason Dent owns a pet rodeo bull. His wife Holly is a part time runway model for wedding apparel. They are just your average farming couple in Wayne County.

The bull in question is Ole (pronounced oh-lee), the grandson of legendary, three-time PBR bull-of-the-year Little Yellow Jacket.

Holly has been working for Allure Bridals for almost 10 years. She travels from Atlanta to Chicago, from Memphis to Dallas when bridal season begins.

Dec 8, 2014, 08:37


Memorial to Lee Holmes in Cambria a tribute to all veterans
The Lee Holmes Memorial at the Cambria Cemetery, designed by metalworker Dan Carpenter to honor all veterans. Photo by Linda Grismore
Lee Holmes was a husband, a father, a grandfather and a veteran.

Holmes was married to wife Keo for 59 years, and was father to Kenny (Sandy) Holmes, Mike Holmes and Julie (David) Foster, and was grandfather to Chelsey, Sam, Lance, Matti, Abbi, Delanie and Taylor.

A corporal in the army, Holmes served his country in Korea from 1953 to 1955.

Dec 2, 2014, 09:16


Empty Stocking Program, Festival of Trees make Christmas bright
Mark Nessen and Mendy Middlebrook. Photo by Jason Selby
MARK NESSEN, MENDY MIDDLEBROOK AND LEE PECK, AMONG OTHERS, DONATE THEIR TIME TO HELP OTHERS DURING THE HOLIDAYS

One holiday season in the 1950s, all Mark Nessen wanted for Christmas was a royal blue Schwinn bicycle. It was expensive. His family was poor. Nessen vividly recalls the disappointment on Christmas morning when that bike was not under the tree.

“Back then, Dick Willey and his dad had a place right where the Cook Insurance office is,” Nessen said. Nessen’s family lived above a pool hall, and in the same building was Willey’s automotive store, which had the bike for sale.

Nov 24, 2014, 08:46


Julie Foster, a fixture at the Corydon Post Office, hangs up her walking shoes
Julie Foster smiles while assisting a customer at the Corydon Post Office. She is retiring Dec. 1 after over 32 years. Photo by Jason Selby
RETIREMENT PULLS LONGTIME LETTER CARRIER AWAY FROM ICE, SNOWDRIFTS, COLD WIND AND TERRITORIAL DOGS

Postal worker Julie Foster will be retiring Dec. 1. The public is invited to celebrate with her on Tues., Nov. 25 in the Corydon Post Office lobby, from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m. There will be cake and punch served, as well as a joke or two and vigorous conversation with the gregarious Foster.

“It’s been a long run, and it’s time to move on,” Foster said, as she bustled from the front desk to her office, still in excellent mail carrying shape.

Nov 17, 2014, 08:41


Bonita Wells receives Shining Star award
A few items up for raffle at this year’s bazaar. Photo by Jason Selby
Bonita Wells recently received the Shining Star award at the 2014 Iowa Hospital Association Auxiliary luncheon. It was voted upon by active members of the Wayne County Hospital Auxiliary board for her service above and beyond during the 25 years since Bonita and husband, Dr. Joel Wells, moved to Corydon. Bonita is also a trained, licensed practical nurse.

“We started this recognition about four years ago,” Bonita said. She was humbled when she found out she would receive this honor herself. “Auxiliary is an organization—one person can’t be singled out for what they do. There are a lot of different committees, and it takes a group effort to make the project successful. I’ve served on most of the committees and held every office.”

Nov 10, 2014, 13:47













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