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OELWEIN — Chad and Tammy Benter are third-generation owners of VanDenover Jewelry in downtown Oelwein. Since taking over the business in the past 18 months they have made significant renovations and upgrades to the store at the corner of East Charles and North Frederick.

I’ve seen this on some of the local news channels lately and we were just informed some dispatch centers in Iowa have been receiving calls these. Some people have been receiving a packet of seeds from China. The basic instructions we received from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land …

Thinking about taking some personal time off this summer? It might look and feel a bit different this year in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic. But that doesn’t mean that plans to unwind, de-stress and detach from work-related responsibilities have to be canceled altogether. Learn ways to decompress and avoid stress while taking PTO.

Summer is back, and while the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the cancellation of festivals, concerts and other large gatherings, people who enjoy being among nature are enjoying the outdoors. Given social distancing and other public health safety measures that are still in place across much of the country —particularly large, urban areas — hiking, camping and fishing can be great ways to pass the time and still be safe.

The question of how much liquid to consume daily basis has no simple answer. Several studies have shown differing recommendations. However, specific fluid needs depend on several factors, which include overall health, location and even level of activeness. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, but knowing more about the body’s need for liquids can help in estimating how much ought to be sipped up.