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Mumps Outbreak

Nov 26, 2015 10:00am

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), between July and November of this year, more than 100 laboratory confirmed cases of mumps occurred at the University of Iowa. Recently the...

Veteran’s Day

Nov 12, 2015 10:00am

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Pool of what? Microbial things you should know before swimming in pools

Jun 14, 2015 9:05am

The common backyard kiddie pool can be the source of germs that can make small children very sick. Small inflatable and plastic pools are typically filled with water from the hose, and it may not...

Come on now; what’s wrong with you?

Jun 01, 2015 9:00am

After more than six decades of observing others, I have come to the conclusion that we’re

all a little bit batty; some more than others.

We all suffer from one or more irrational...

Suckered into another ‘dream’ job

Jun 01, 2015 9:00am

I suppose I was the most naïve kid in the world. At least, that’s how I felt when I took a job that

came my way.

Jobs weren’t easy to find in a small town, though, so most kids jumped...

Mowing the grass or cutting the grass?

May 28, 2015 9:00am

As close as I can figure, I’ve been mowing grass for nearly 60 years. It is a chore I don’t necessarily relish, but of all the things that need to be done in a yard mowing are my favorites.


If you’re going to live here, learn how to pronounce Iowa’s towns

May 28, 2015 9:00am

Okay, maybe I’m a little fanatical about this. Maybe I need to take a “chill pill” or something.

It seems lately that some of the younger announcers – on all three of central Iowa’s...

Clint Cole

Get ready for State Track

May 21, 2015 9:00am

It’s going to be another rigorous schedule for me this year as I head for the Co-Ed State Track Meet at Drake Stadium starting on Thursday, May 21. The non-stop long days for me is just another...

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Network of central Iowa gives critters a second chance

May 18, 2015 12:37pm

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Network of Central Iowa was established in November of 2014, a not for profit group with, in its words, “the mission being to provide care and rehabilitation to...

‘Lay down flat and don’t move

May 14, 2015 9:00pm

‘Lay down flat and don’t move,’ Dad said

I was too young to be afraid. Still, I could sense the fear in my father’s voice, and I remember the

look of terror on Mom’s face.


Arvid Huisman

Country Roads original

May 14, 2015 9:00pm

The year I was 12-years-old my family moved from town to a farm. Some distance south

of the house, along a farm lane, an apple tree grew in the fence line.

The oldest of five children...

Ann Cochran

Eat what your neighbors grow and sell at area farmers markets?

May 13, 2015 9:00pm

It’s time to stroll around the area farmers markets and choose some of the most beneficial foods you can find. Vegetables offer fiber, antioxidants and lots of vitamins. Plus, they are generally...

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