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Last week we had a dog bite in town; this experience is very traumatic for everyone involved. With summer coming and everyone enjoying the outdoors it is very important that ALL dog owners be aware of their responsibilities. The following Northwood ordinances apply: 55.06  AT LARGE PROHIBITED It...
Attending church definitely feeds your soul. It can also feed your body if you have a group of parishioners who love to bake…often known as “church ladies.”  Now that is not to say men aren’t willing and able cooks but “The Church Ladies’ Divine Desserts” by Brenda Rhodes Miller (2001, Ellen Rolfes...
As Iowa’s Area Education Agencies (AEAs) approach their 50th anniversary of services to Iowans, they do so in the midst of significant change brought about by decisions made during the 2024 legislative session. These changes, most notably a reduction in nearly $75 million in funding, will have a...
Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting My father never hugged me as a child. That’s a shame. He couldn’t. I wasn’t even born yet when he was a child. Driving by Bruce’s drive I have a wonderful neighbor named Bruce. Deep thoughts occur as I drive past his drive. As I drove by workers employing...
Dear Savvy Senior, What gardening tips can you offer to older seniors? I love to putter around and work in the garden, but my back and knees have caused me to curtail my gardening activities, which I miss greatly. Older Gardner Dear Older, There’s no doubt that gardening can be hard on an aging...
There seems to be no end to the beautiful cookbooks compiled by various chapters of The Junior League.  This nationwide organization of women spearheads programs and service projects in the areas where they are located and it seems there is at least one chapter in every major city. “Amarillo Junior...
Dear Editor, In 1860, my family used a land grant acquired from a Revolutionary soldier’s widow for ground on the Shell Rock River. The idea that this farm ground, or any other family farm, could be subject to eminent domain for a private company’s profitable enterprise is against the principles...
Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I sent my brother a “get better” card. I’m sorry to hear he’s ailing. Oh, he isn’t sick, but I know he could get better. Driving by Bruce’s drive I have a wonderful neighbor named Bruce. Whenever I pass his drive, thoughts occur to me. I saw a pickup...
Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good resources to help me locate some quality doctors in my area? I’m looking for an orthopedic doctor for my 77-year-old mother and a new internist for me, since my doctor retired last year. Searching Susan Dear Susan, Finding and researching doctors is...
I don’t think I would like to be considered a “Pork-Ette”!  I know these hard-working women are the auxiliary of various state pork producer groups but although I tend to be a bit porky, I don’t want to advertise it! Prize Winning Pork Recipes from Illinois Kitchens (Heinold Hog Markets) has no...

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