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I Was Just Thinking: Can we now return to a few months of ‘normal’?

Feb 04, 2016 11:00am

Can we finally return to some normalcy?

Iowans from the Mississippi to the Missouri and Big Sioux awoke Tuesday morning to an eerie sort of calm, a sense of being that we’ve all missed for...

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Trying to Hear on the Phone

Jan 28, 2016 12:00pm

Speaking over the phone with a friend or loved one who has a hearing loss can be challenging. Here are some tips from Relay Iowa and Telecommunications Access Iowa.

Speak clearly. Facial...

Letter to the Editor: Too Fast

Jan 28, 2016 11:00am

Yes you are going faster than 35 on Grove Street and there is a school on Grove Street! Is it really so important you get somewhere a few minutes earlier you will risk hitting school children?...

Country Roads: Eb Griper and the Iowa Caucuses

Jan 28, 2016 11:00am

It had been a few weeks since I had visited with my grumpy old coffee-buddy, Eb Griper. As I approached the coffee shop I saw his rusty Studebaker pickup in the parking lot; I pulled in into an...

I Was Just Thinking: Learning a life lesson, the hard way

Jan 28, 2016 11:00am

We were still two years away from all the answers, two years away from the day we’d know more than our parents.

We were sophomores.

At 15 we’d gone through the awkward years of pre-...

Letter to the Editor: A passionate teacher

Jan 28, 2016 11:00am

I have encountered many excellent teachers at Woodward-Granger Schools. I would like to spotlight one, Diane Erickson, the Reading Title teacher at the elementary. Even though she is a veteran...

Arvid Huisman

Country Roads: Great is His Faithfulness

Jan 21, 2016 11:00am

In 1954 Billy Graham’s soloist, George Beverly Shea, introduced a little known hymn at an evangelistic crusade in Great Britain. The lyrics of “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” had been written some 30...

I Was Just Thinking: January: not just cold, but historic, too

Jan 21, 2016 11:00am

Like many of you, I’m sure, I found myself huddled under a blanket, near a heat source and muttering incessantly about the cold, cold weather in Iowa over the weekend.

I thought about the...

Health and Wellness: Glaucoma

Jan 21, 2016 11:00am

Glaucoma, a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, is the leading cause of blindness in the US. Anyone can get glaucoma, but it’s more common among older adults.

In most cases...

I learned quite early that I’d never be a New York Ranger

Jan 14, 2016 11:00am

I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve never been one to enjoy winter.

It’s my least favorite of the four seasons and when Mother Nature deals us sub-zero temperatures and wind chills that...

Awareness, Detection and Prevention

Jan 14, 2016 11:00am

Staying healthy means becoming educated on diseases, including signs and symptoms, and avoiding known risks.

January is cervical cancer awareness month. What causes cervical cancer? Most...


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