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On living past 100

May 19, 2016 10:00am

My father-in-law was the oldest person I ever knew. He died recently at 104. It is a remarkable accomplishment to live for over 100 years. Even more remarkable are the life and lifestyle changes...

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Ann Welch

Bits and Pieces: The Mighty Bison

Mar 10, 2016 11:00am

I recently read a beautifully photographed article in the January-February issue of THE IOWAN written by Kayla Koether, who is researching the effects of rotational grazing on soil health and...

I Was Just Thinking: We called them ‘flippies’ and I saved them all

Mar 10, 2016 11:00am

Folks of a past generation will no doubt remember the day the milkman made deliveries several times each week, leaving bottles (yes, real glass bottles) of milk in an insulated container on the...

Health and Wellness: March is Nutrition Month

Mar 10, 2016 11:00am

Eating well with no time and little money is a challenge. For satisfying meals that don’t break the budget, plan ahead. Even though you’re crunched for time, 15 minutes of planning will save you...

Sunshine Week

Mar 10, 2016 10:00am

Iowans will see a lot of discussion in the news media and among First Amendment advocates during the March 13-19 Sunshine Week about the vital importance of open government in a free and...

I Was Just Thinking: Even if you never met him, you’ll probably remember him

Mar 03, 2016 11:00am

For many Iowans, February has been a month of passage.

These countless folks board planes or pack the family wagon for an annual trip to the Sunshine State.

February means Daytona....

Letter to the Editor: Corndog Checkoff

Mar 03, 2016 11:00am

Dear Editor:

Every August the Iowa State Fair has the honor of hosting more than one million people at the historic 450-acre Iowa State Fairgrounds. The Iowa State Fair continues to attract...

Country Roads: Plans 50 years in the making

Mar 03, 2016 10:00am

The process has begun. The date has been set. “Save the date” notices have been distributed. A committee is working on a “memory” booklet and in July the Northeast Hamilton Community High School...

Health and Wellness: Alert Iowa

Mar 03, 2016 10:00am

Alert Iowa is a statewide mass notification and emergency messaging system that Dallas County has adopted. The system can be used by local authorities to quickly disseminate emergency information...

Health and Wellness: Oral Health and Breast Cancer May be Linked

Feb 25, 2016 11:00am

Here’s something interesting to consider. There seems to be a link between having gum disease and getting breast cancer.

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a chronic inflammatory...

Op-Ed: Save the Children Action Network

Feb 25, 2016 11:00am

I will never forget this year’s Iowa caucuses, because this time, I was focused on using my voice to help kids.

My mother was a kindergarten teacher for 30 years, and she always talked about...

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