It is important for all adolescents and young adults to receive an annual well-visit. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends an annual well-visit for everyone up to age 21. An Annual well-visit is more than a physical exam. The visit also includes discussion of other health-related to…
I thought this week I would share with you some of the quotes or sayings that are sent to me. I get them on my e-mail and through text messages and social media. They are not usually attributed to anyone as the author. My friends and family think I would appreciate them and I usually always do.
The ‘Flag Football under 14’ campaign is focused on repetitive brain trauma in young players. With tackle football requiring both tackling and blocking, regular head impacts occur, even when proper form is used (if proper form is mastered at this level.) Studies show youth tackle football ca…
Gator rides for my grandkids were on the menu for my 71st birthday, along with watermelon, sweet corn, sliced tomatoes, garden salad and choice of barbecued ribeye or t-bone steak, plus half-pound burgers, courtesy of Blossom, our hand raised Angus heifer.
This weekend, while standing in the dairy aisle of my local grocery store, a woman I didn’t know asked. “Are you that positive column guy?”
Today we will say goodbye to our summer intern Alex DeJong and our summer writer Calvin Silvers. It has been wonderful teaching them and learning from them. They have added much to the pages of the newspaper but they have also added so much to our life.
The tall, handsome, dark-haired man found Sharon in her shop where the Quarter Maybe More Store in Mt. Pleasant is now. She had a used furniture business. He asked her where the restroom was. Sharon led the man down a hallway. That's where he kissed her for the first time. He smelled like Aq…
I write and speak for a living. When I’m on a book tour, I hear it all the time. At every book event, at least one person will enthusiastically tell me they are going to write a book. I think they all believe they will do it, but I am only aware of two, out of the hundreds of others who have…
Last week I wrote about finding your passions in life and wow – I received many passionate responses! I love hearing from you, so thank you for sharing your thoughts.
In regards to the new construction on C Avenue West that has been completed. I returned from work this last weekend to find my road was opened back up and was glad.
The disappearance of our local stores has left a void in our community. Our thoughts go back to a time when our sidewalks were filled with shoppers and you could walk into one store and out and back into another. We feel as if our quality of life has changed with the loss of the stores as well.
Former Oskaloosa head football coach Jerry Staton was honored this morning as one of the “50 greatest Iowa high school football coaches of all time” by the Des Moines Register. What a wonderful honor for a man who devoted his life to teaching young people great life lessons through the sport…
Most of us tell our children or grandchildren to use their inside voice when trying to communicate with others. But I have noticed lately that most of us do not set that example when we are communicating with each other in the adult world.
This week I learned there are neighbors in Oskaloosa that have no place to live. It broke my heart. We need to do something about this. It made me cry. It should make you cry.
Our concern about the proposed Highway 63 bypass involves more than just our land being carved up for this project; it also involves the wisdom of routing traffic west of Oskaloosa instead of east of Oskaloosa.
If I didn’t know how wealthy I was before, I absolutely know it now. I am not talking about monetary wealth. I am talking about the wealth that can only be had through the love and support of good friends.
I have a beast living within me. It has been with me from my earliest memory. I tried to suppress it and pretended it wasn’t there but at times when it was least expected, it would rear its ugly head and cause havoc inside of me. I had never named the beast, as I always tried to pretend it d…
I deal with many types of people every day in my line of work. Personalities from one end of the spectrum to the other. I always try to see the best in everyone and I keep that opinion until they give me a reason to think otherwise.
These past two weekends I have spent at a wedding for my cousin or a bridal shower for my cousin. Now when I say cousin I don’t mean first cousins. These are the children of my cousins.
Pella Corporation wishes to express our ongoing appreciation [to The Honorable Jim Mueller, Members of the Pella City Council, Members of PACE, Members of SCRAA] for your important and thoughtful work regarding the future of air transportation for the City of Pella and the surrounding region…
Paul DeGeest, candidate for the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors and former sheriff, is asking that question in relationship to the county's need for a new communication system to serve first responders, law enforcement, fire districts and residents.
It is unacceptable that someone running for county supervisor would allow any of the county's farmland to be destroyed for a wanted, not needed, airport – much less Heritage and Century farms.
- Dale pleads not guilty
- Hannah Koellner crowned Iowa State Fair queen
- Mahaska County voting location changes
- Josh Sash named DMACC men's basketball coach
- Homeowners wonder if a spirit still dwells in historic Eddyville house
- EBF archers succeed at world archery tournament
- Police logs Aug. 13
- Big picture plan presented to school board
- EBF drama troup gets funds for high tech stage backdrop
- Oskaloosa woman's body found in South Skunk River
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