breaking featured

Three weeks after the state’s first case of COVID-19 was reported, a middle-aged person in Bremer County has tested positive with the novel coronavirus, it was announced on Thursday.

Iowa’s 19th Amendment Centennial Commemoration Committee has announced all planned activities to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment (circa 1920; women’s right to vote) are postponed until it is safe for citizens to congregate together.

Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging provides services and supports for older individuals and caregivers to help them remain in their homes and independent at they age. During the COVID-19 crisis, the emphasis has been placed on remaining at home and reducing the possibility of being exposed …

Taylor Physical Therapy, providing Physical and Occupational Therapy services, along with Pediatric Speech Therapy services at the Waverly Health Center, is committed to ensuring our community is able to access the necessary rehabilitative therapy services needed during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Members of Butler County Rural Electric Cooperative re-elected three incumbent directors at their 83rd annual meeting on Saturday, March 28. Re-elected were Gerald Schmitt, of Rockford; Leland Boyd, of Charles City; and Tim Schrage, of Allison.

When the Bremer County Board of Supervisors voted on March 18 to lock the courthouse and other county-owned buildings in response to the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak in Iowa, it led to a shift in how county departments and the Clerk of Court served the public.

breaking

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 52 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 549 positive cases. According to IDPH, 2 additional deaths were reported; one elderly adult (81+) in Polk County, and one elderly adult (81+) in Washington Co…

breaking featured

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced an extension of the state of public health emergency on Thursday that was initially issued March 17 by one additional week, and she ordered more non-essential retai…

On March 18, the Waverly Police Department completed the statewide specialized traffic enforcement project that began on March 13. The following is a report on the activity Waverly Officers co…

On one hand, the coronavirus has brought out the best in us. People across the country are pitching in to help others, from providing protective masks to health care workers to holding video chats with confined residents of assisted living homes to simply buying gift cards to support local b…

Taylor Physical Therapy, providing Physical and Occupational Therapy services, along with Pediatric Speech Therapy services at the Waverly Health Center, is committed to ensuring our community is able to access the necessary rehabilitative therapy services needed during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Members of Butler County Rural Electric Cooperative re-elected three incumbent directors at their 83rd annual meeting on Saturday, March 28. Re-elected were Gerald Schmitt, of Rockford; Leland Boyd, of Charles City; and Tim Schrage, of Allison.

The Waverly Chamber of Commerce had received a lot of questions from local businesses regarding the latest round of retail restrictions (from March 26) and asking for clarification.

A new Mentor Program at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community, Waverly, kicked off 2020 for the nursing staff and will work to enhance the orientation process, improve staff retention, identify areas of improvement and provide staff members with essential information to perform job duties.

Gyms and fitness centers across the U.S. are closed amidst the coronavirus outbreak, but there are many exercises that can be done at home to help people who are sheltering and maintain their fitness goals. Some gyms are even offering free live-streaming classes.

Staying at home during the coronavirus outbreak can help you avoid contracting the potentially deadly pathogen. Arming your immune system and creating a natural shield by eating foods rich in essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants can help you fight off an infection, whether it is COVID-19 or other viruses and bacterium.

The societal response to the Covid-19 outbreak in the United States has led to most people practicing social distancing, and large segments of some states’ populations essentially in social isolation. Spending more time than usual indoors and away from social situations, and the lack of facetime with friends is something many people are struggling with. Time alone without that social outlet is for some people new, uncomfortable and even scary.

With the current coronavirus outbreak going on around the world, many employees are being forced to work from home to support “social distancing.” While this may come easy for some companies or employees, others might not be used to this new work environment.

You’ve likely read a lot about the coronavirus or talked about it with friends or co-workers. It’s been on almost every major news outlet website, newspaper or TV station in the last few months. The coronavirus was first detected in China, and it’s now been detected in about 60 locations internationally, including the U.S., according to the Centers and Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).