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Each week, Publisher Deb selects mugs (“let’s talk about that over coffee,”) and hugs (“that’s wonderful; well done!)

Thank you all for your prayers and notes of encouragement. As most of you know, I had major surgery to remove thirty inches of my colon last week and I’m recovering and feeling great.

The 2020 elections will be a historic event in so many ways. President Donald Trump is one of the most unusual and controversial incumbents in U.S. history. The Democratic Party spawned the largest and most diverse field of candidates ever seen in an American race, outdoing even the 2016 GOP…

Each week, Publisher Deb Van Engelenhoven selects mugs (“let’s talk about that over coffee”) and hugs (“that’s wonderful; well done!”).

Since 1983, communities nationwide have gathered on the third Monday of January to commemorate the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Each week, Publisher Deb Van Engelenhoven selects mugs (“let’s talk about that over coffee,”) and hugs (“that’s wonderful; well done!”).

There’s more to beach sand than meets the eye. It has stories to tell about the land, and an epic journey to the sea. That’s because mountains end their lives as sand on beaches.

You may be familiar with the many benefits of vitamin D, but just in case it’s been a while, here’s a quick refresher.

But the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13)

Each week, Publisher Deb Van Engelenhoven selects mugs (“let’s talk about that over coffee”) and hugs (“that’s wonderful; well done”).

“In the bleak mid-winter” of Christina Rossetti’s 1872 poem, Salvation Army bells and tinnitus warring for headspace, I am haunted by those who did not get to see December cast its chill upon the northern latitudes once more.

The Division of Health and Life Sciences (HLS) at William Penn University is home to a rather eclectic group of majors – BS in Biology, BS in Exercise Science, BA in Sport Management, and BA in Wellness & Recreation.

Since 1973, the mission of Mahaska County Agency on Aging has been to serve those who have made the community what it is today by vowing to provide senior citizens a source of balanced nutrition and to promote their well-being.

Too many of us obsess in life believing we aren’t enough, or we don’t have enough. I both see it and hear it all the time.

The time is ripe for learning all about pears.

Each week, Publisher Deb Van Engelenhoven selects mugs (“let’s talk about that over coffee,” and hugs “that’s wonderful; well done!”)

4-H in Mahaska County provides countless opportunities for youth members and adult volunteers to learn and grow together.

THE GOOD LIAR: Movies are comprised of many elements, one of which is achieving peak performances from the cast. You’ll rarely see better acting than in director Bill Condon’s “The Good Liar,” which has a multi-layered screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher and is based on a novel by Nicholas Searle.

It’s the only barn left on 8-Mile Road. There used to be 18–20 barns, sometimes two on a farm.

Each week Herald Publisher Deb Van Engelenhoven selects mugs (“let’s talk about that over coffee,” and hugs (“that’s wonderful; well done!”)

Blood may seem like it’s all the same, just a red liquid. But if you look at a drop of your own blood under a microscope, you would see objects floating in it that look like balls and doughnuts.

William Penn University is preparing to launch a brand-new graduate-level program this January.

With the eating season upon us —Thanksgiving through Easter—here is where Ginnie and I like to eat in SE Iowa (and beyond).

Each week, Publisher Deb Van Engelenhoven selects mugs (“let’s talk about that over coffee”) and hugs (“that’s wonderful; well done!”).

Having quality childcare in a rural community is important for families in the New Sharon area.

As families gather together this holiday season, the lucky ones will avoid impassioned discussions about religion and politics. But another argument is almost inevitable: white meat versus dark meat.

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