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PELLA – Olivia Walker of Brandon, was one of 207 Central College students who graduated with bachelor’s degrees in May 2020. Walker received a bachelor’s degree in sociology.

ANITA – Iowa Connections Academy, a tuition-free online public school serving students in grades K-12 across Iowa, celebrated 97 graduating seniors on Friday, the largest graduating class since the school opened in 2012.

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are 58 and getting ready to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. We knew each other in college, but were just friends back then. After college, we married others and raised children. We stayed married to our spouses for close to 30 years.

DES MOINES — A northwest Iowa county that is home to a meatpacking plant has seen nearly 500 coronavirus cases in the past week, but state officials and the company said Wednesday they couldn’t confirm an outbreak at the facility.

Michigan voters in November 2018 passed a ballot measure that legalized cannabis for recreational use, making the Great Lakes State the first in the Midwest to do so. The state’s retail cannabis market opened in late 2019 and within the first two weeks yielded $3.1 million in sales. By Jan. 2, 2020, that had reached $6.5 million.

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