Charlie Figura, a Wartburg College professor of physics, presented his research, “The KEYSTONE Survey: Initial Release and Overview of Hierarchical Ammonia Structures in Galactic Giant Molecular Clouds,” at the 235th meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Charlie Figura, a Wartburg College professor of physics, presented his research, “The KEYSTONE Survey: Initial Release and Overview of Hierarchical Ammonia Structures in Galactic Giant Molecular Clouds,” at the 235th meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Honolulu, Hawaii.

MercyOne Cedar Valley is pleased to welcome Michelle Kompare, M.D. She is a neonatologist who joined MercyOne Medical Group earlier this month.

Mitch Siech knew at the age of four football was his passion. He started his career playing flag football at the YMCA. This led to youth tackle, junior high ball, high school ball and then his dream of playing at the collegiate level.

Almost immediately after birth a child begins to imitate their parents. They mimic mannerisms and behaviors such as smiling when their parents smile, make similar noises and, when they are old enough to talk, they repeat what parents say.

Vaping controversy has been front and center lately, with the recent news that the CEO of Juul, Kevin Burns, had resigned in September, as an increasing number of deaths related to vaping and threats of federal regulation are presenting a massive challenge for the e-cigarette company.

Whether it’s by car, train or plane, it can sometimes be tough to get a good night’s sleep when traveling. You’re away from the comfort of your own bed, and you could be traveling with people who cry, sneeze, talk loudly or watch a movie without headphones. But you can still sleep well while traveling. Learn how traveling across time zones impacts your sleep, what causes jet lag, and how you can feel rested the next time you travel across the country.

The American Society for the Positive Care of Children estimates that child abuse reports involve 7.5 million children, and child abuse crosses all socioeconomic and educational levels, religions, ethnic and cultural groups. The National Children’s Alliance has reported that nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S annually. Childhelp.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse, found that a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds.

The first City Council meeting of the New Year is in the books and we are quickly approaching the activities for the 2020-2021 budget. This process has already begun for city staff and will transition to City Council involvement on Jan. 25 with the first of two budget study sessions.

As the night “Land-of-Corn” train to Chicago picked up speed after leaving the lights of Waterloo behind, Sammy appeared and made up the bed as I stood watching from the aisle.