The Waverly streetscape project is getting underway. One of the planters that will line Bremer Avenue was placed in front of the front window of the Waverly Newspapers office on Thursday.

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Since mid-March, schools across Iowa sat empty and quiet. The tracks, tennis courts and soccer fields were vacant, with maybe a few athletes getting some reps in while hoping Gov. Kim Reynolds would green light the spring sports.

The social distancing and stay-at-home orders necessitated by the coronavirus have led many of us to feel isolated. Still, we’ve fought back through social media, “virtual” gatherings and walks in the neighborhood, where we could greet friends and neighbors (from 6 feet away). But when you’r…

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.

Sorting through all the latest health fads, trends and research-based health information can be as stressful and overwhelming as shopping for a new car. You want to avoid getting swindled into something that isn’t right for you, and you want to ensure that what you’re investing in actually works and provides the biggest bang for your buck.

Every team needs a coach — a point person with experience,

Sustaining a twisted ankle, waking up with body aches and a fever or enduring a respiratory infection that makes it difficult to breath may all cause someone to question if they should get checked out by a doctor; and, if so, where should they go?

Iowa has had a law on the books for some time now, outlining the powers and duties the governor has during a state of public health disaster emergency. This is the first time it has been used and so all Iowans have had a front row seat to observe how the law works and should be thinking abou…