Wes Selby, left, with RN and director of the Wayne County Hospital dialysis unit, Maggie Lindsey. Selby is the longest tenured dialysis patient at WCH. They are standing in front of a puzzle that was put together by family members of various patients, and then framed by relatives of a patient that has since passed on. Photo by Jason Selby
Maggie Lindsey, a 1999 graduate of Seymour Community High School, returned home when a job at the Wayne County Hospital’s dialysis unit opened up. People tend to keep their jobs at WCH—the hospital has earned a reputation as a great employer—so the opening was a welcome opportunity. But Lindsey didn’t know that her position as director of the dialysis unit would become so personal. She assists her second family of dialysis patients during the week, while at home, her husband Cody was recently diagnosed with a kidney disorder.
March is National Kidney Month, and March 13 is World Kidney Day. Lindsey would like the community to become more aware of how common kidney disorders have become, and how it is important to catch symptoms early. Mar 10, 2014, 08:17
Jenna K. Lain, Attorney at Law, stands with one of John Rider’s old abstract tables in her new law office. Photo by Jason Selby
Jenna Lain grew up on a farm, so she understands the dynamics of agriculture. She also understands the meaning of entrepreneurship.
“In the month that I’ve owned my business, it’s been a great experience so far,” Lain says. “I come from a family of entrepreneurs. My dad being a farmer, my mom with her tax business, my husband’s family owning a farm. All farmers are entrepreneurs. I feel like I’ve reached a whole new level of understanding being in the same position as my clients.
“It’s one thing to live on a farm and stare out the window, and it’s another to become actively involved in decision making." Mar 10, 2014, 07:31
Jared Chambers holds two trophies he won using his auctioneering skills.
Jared Chambers is not averse to taking risks. He can also call an auction while driving a pickup. Two years ago, Chambers quit his private construction business, sold his heavy equipment and started auctioneering fulltime.
“The best way to practice calling an auction is behind a microphone,” Chambers says. “I sit in my office with the PA system set up, and you just run through number sequences, tongue twisters. I have a computer program called Virtual Auction—a friend of mine from Ames, David Whitaker, invented, builds and sells it.
“And also just driving down the road—I start rolling tongue twisters.
“But the best practice is auctions—whether it’s our own, or as a contract auctioneer for another company.” Feb 10, 2014, 09:35
“The hospitality in Corydon hasn’t changed at all,” Buttz says. “Small town living is much more personable. I grew up here for a portion of my life, and look forward to giving back to the community. After spending many years in a metropolitan area, I realize the benefits of being in a small town. Everyone is much more personable and helpful when you need it.”
In 1992, Buttz moved from Chariton to Corydon, where he graduated from Wayne Community High School in 1995 with Jared Chambers. Feb 10, 2014, 09:27
Winston with his parents Daren and Dusti Relph. Photo by Jason Selby
Winston Relph sits with his back straight, seeming a bit uncomfortable in his own skin. It’s easy to imagine why his parents didn’t know what to expect before his first high school play.
Years later, in early January of 2014, Winston and his parents flew to California so he could attend the International Modeling & Talent Association event in Los Angeles. It was a journey that six months ago would have been difficult for any of them to believe. When they left Iowa, it was around negative 10 degrees. When they landed, it was 65 and sunny. Feb 3, 2014, 11:05