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Former longtime Oelwein resident Roger Wiltgen will be celebrating his 90th birthday on Tuesday, Oct. 6. His family is planning a card shower in honor of this milestone. A family celebration is being held over the weekend.

In their first televised debate, Republican Sen. Joni Ernst and Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield sparred over the upcoming Supreme Court confirmation vote and argued over the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and criminal justice reform.

At one time, the United States had a document (the U.S. Constitution) that claimed a separation of Church and State. Apparently, that no longer applies. The government payouts to churches in the United States is 900-plus billion dollars in assistance!

We believe President Trump should nominate someone to fill the seat of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the nomination should get an up or down vote by the full Senate. No need exists for Trump or the Senate to wait for the Nov. 3 election because it’s the president’s right…

There is an old joke that asks, How do you get to Carnegie Hall?

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and assisted living communities across the country that provide care to approximately five million people each year, has called on Congress to ensure dedicated funding and priority attention is given to long-term care residents and caregivers.

The world is perilous enough for the average senior citizen without a highly contagious, potentially deadly new virus causing a global outbreak of disease.

After four agonizing months with virtually no games to watch, a sports fan’s plate is now full with Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League all returning in late July or early August.