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DES MOINES – Area results from the Iowa State Track Meet in Des Moines on March 12-14.

WINTHROP – Monday, May 23, 2022: The East Buchanan Buccaneer softball team started the 2022 campaign on Monday with a double-header against Springville.

MANCHESTER – Monday, May 23, 2022: The Independence Mustangs softball team started their season on Monday with new head coach Alex Farmer. The team traveled to Manchester for an early season WaMaC battle.

Most of us don’t want to think about death. It’s an unsettling and largely unwelcome topic. Humans are emotional creatures by nature, and the majority aren’t well equipped to handle a death of a family member, friend or pet. But for a beloved cat or dog, the ordeal may be easier to bear.

Many people can benefit from more exercise. But after a long day at work and tending to obligations at home, making time for exercise can be an uphill battle. Come nighttime, there may be little energy or time left to be active. However, failure to engage in regular physical activity can be detrimental to one’s health.

Lyme disease is a significant concern for people across the country. According to an analysis of insurance records by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year approximately 476,000 Americans are diagnosed and treated for Lyme disease. But Lyme disease is not the only tick-borne problem. Data from the CDC says instances of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and anaplasmosis grew by 244 and 396 percent, respectively, between 2009 and 2017.