Decoration Day, now known as Memorial Day, has been celebrated all over the United States since the late 1860s. Following the Civil War, many towns and cities held small celebrations for fallen soldiers. Cemeteries would fill with people who were there to decorate a loved one’s grave with fl…

Earlier this month, Waverly-Shell Rock High School Class of 2019 graduate Allyson (Davis) Gayer was selected to receive a Purple and Old Gold Award for her accomplishments within the Communication and Media Department at the University of Northern Iowa. The Purple and Old Gold Award is the h…

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Like everyone, you may have a lot of financial goals. But are they all of equal importance? Probably not. And do they share a similar timeline? Again, it’s unlikely. So, your first step may be to prioritize your goals — and then follow a process that can help you achieve them.

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As we age, our eyesight inevitably changes, and so we must focus on new ways to maintain it. Older people with diabetes need to take special care of their vision health, because they’re more prone to certain eye diseases.

Like everyone, you may have a lot of financial goals. But are they all of equal importance? Probably not. And do they share a similar timeline? Again, it’s unlikely. So, your first step may be to prioritize your goals — and then follow a process that can help you achieve them.

For the last several months I’ve written a column I call the Teacher Feature. My goal was to recognize the teachers at every level, who retired from the Waverly-Shell Rock school district.