Cassie Daley, an account manager for The Accel Group, had just made her lunch at the office on Monday when she and a co-worker heard the sirens go off.

Businesses are still feeling the pinch in the months after the onset of the novel coronavirus but see an improvement, while consumers are making a slow return to retail stores and restaurants, according to three separate surveys released by the Waverly Chamber of Commerce.

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The following case appeared before Associate District Court Judge Peter B. Newell in Butler County District Court in Allison on May 6:

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get farm fresh, nutritious, locally gown fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey. Farmer’s Market checks are still available through Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging. The checks can be used at local Farmers Markets now through Oct. 31.

MercyOne welcomes Nicole Nielsen, ARNP, to MercyOne Waterloo Urgent Care. She is a nurse practitioner who joined MercyOne Medical Group this month.

Annika Behrends, a junior at Waverly-Shell Rock High School, has been living with pain for quite some time due to years of rolling her ankles. She has been visiting physical therapist, Casey Doyle, Taylor Physical Therapy, since she was in fourth grade.

Linda Podhajsky of Waverly is a very active person. After retiring in 2009 with over 40 years spent in education and teaching, she now enjoys international travel, gardening and being involved in numerous service groups and organizations.

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.

Saturday marked five months since we learned of the first positive cases of COVID-19 in Iowa. Since then, our lives have been disrupted in ways we couldn’t have imagined. Schools and businesses closed. A record number of Iowans were suddenly out of work. And our normal daily routines were tu…

Fifteen minutes before noon on a bright sunshiny day in May, I parked my car at the Omaha Teamster headquarters to meet with Tom McFarlane, long-time Teamster head over all of Nebraska and portions of surrounding states, to negotiate a new labor contract between the Teamsters and the Oliver …

Like all small businesses, our family farmers are struggling with the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, facing lower demand, disrupted incomes and an uncertain future — plus all the same monthly bills on rents, leases, supplies and other essentials.