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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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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...

Letter to the Editor: Greene Street Traffic

Jan 14, 2016 10:00am

Actually, some of you people are going more than 25 or 15 mph all over Adel. There are people walking across streets, old people, school kids, and me with my walking stick and my red bag so you...

Some big decisions await Iowans

Jan 07, 2016 11:00am

Each year about this time, I find myself filled with optimism.

Heading into a new year, I know there will be many events in 2016 that will affect all our lives – some good, some bad.


Letter to the Editor: Greene Street Traffic in Adel

Jan 07, 2016 10:30am

You people going East and West on Greene St. in Adel are still going 35 mph! Don’t you know lots of people want to turn left off of Greene, like me on Nov 19, 2014.

Turn signal on, foot on...

Arvid Huisman

Country Roads: Mr. Fix-It he’s not

Jan 07, 2016 10:30am

The day the Lord handed out mechanical skills I thought He said botanical pills and I said, “No thanks, I don’t need any.”

I have three brothers; all three are handy with a set of tools....

Health and Wellness: Radon Awareness Month

Jan 07, 2016 10:30am

You probably know that radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas. (Wait – radioactive?) Yes!

What about the link between radon and cancer? According to the American Cancer Society,...

I Was Just Thinking: Not just an ordinary New Year’s Eve

Dec 31, 2015 11:00am

I’ve never been one to celebrate much on New Year’s Eve.

Oh, sure, in my younger days, I wanted to be a part of all the action, at least that was the plan. I’d gather with friends and we’d...

Country Roads: Should auld acquaintance be forgot?

Dec 31, 2015 11:00am

Unlike Christmas, the New Year’s holiday is not widely celebrated with traditional music. “Auld Lang Syne” is one of the few traditional songs we associate with the holiday.

I love to hear...

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