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.

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

They – the omniscient “they” – say that when you retire the majority of your time is taken up with doctor visits and funerals.

During the month of November I make a daily gratitude list.

The beloved children’s television icon Fred Rogers – who is played by actor Tom Hanks in the upcoming film “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” – entered the world of children’s programming during an era of massive political and cultural upheaval.

From an early age Scott Pieper (pronounced “Pipe-er” not “Peep-er”) wanted to be a mortician. He wasn’t sure why.

Last week I penned a column saying that I wanted to be known for what I am for.

On October 10, a contingent of 20 students and three faculty from William Penn University visited the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch, Iowa.

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

Love In the Name of Christ (INC) of Mahaska County is a partnership of churches working together to transform lives. It is governed by an active local board.

We’ve all been told to “be part of the solution” and “if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.” Both statements are good and true. Most people holding elected office and almost all of those running for president, apparently didn’t get that memo.

A small boys asks his grandfather, “Grandpa, what color are my daddy’s eyes?”

If you live in non-metro or rural America, you’ve been left behind by the economic boom cycle that came after the Great Recession. You also endured a more severe recession than people who live in bigger cities.

The Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences at William Penn University focuses on the individuals as well as the structures of groups they comprise, emphasizing the role historical, psychological, social, historical and/or theological forces have on human behavior.

Yogi Berra once famously gave this puzzling advice to a college graduating class, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” The quip became lore, along with other Yogi-isms attributed to the legendary baseball player.

The cycle of poverty is persistent and is often passed from one generation to the next. Iowa Legal Aid helps break this cycle by providing free legal assistance to low-income families that ensures steady income, housing, and safety from domestic violence.

I don’t think it’s possible for my grandsons to understand how deeply I love them. It wasn’t until they were born that I began realizing how much my grandparents loved me.

Recently my husband and I adopted a dog from Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter. The dog is a mixed breed that includes lab and pit bull.

Explorers started making navigation charts showing how wide the ocean was more than 500 years ago. But it’s much harder to calculate how deep it is.

Cycle backwards on the news wheel to this month in 1996, and two events occurred in media, one of which matters to you and the other only matters to me: Roger Ailes, former political consultant to the Bush clan, was named president of Rupert Murdoch’s nascent Fox News cable channel, and I wa…

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

There are two seasons in Minnesota: winter and road construction.

Imagine the Possibilities in Oskaloosa has proudly offered enrichment to the quality of life for people with disabilities in Mahaska County for more than 38 years.

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