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Pursuing a purpose

ROCKWELL CITY — Find a purpose. That’s the advice Joan Thomas, 85, offers while bolting pieces into place on a frame of an airplane she is helping to rebuild. “I really feel youth need a direction, a path,” she said. “There’s too many kids out there without an idea of what ...

‘Inside the tree’

Roger Nass didn’t begin woodworking until he retired nearly 20 years ago but today, he has several pieces of his work displayed at the Blanden Memorial Art Museum. After Nass retired from his research and development management career in 2003, he was looking for a hobby. “I thought ...

Sneaker celebrity

This story first appeared at Iowa Starting Line Chris “Chrisco” Hill got his foot in the door of the shoe industry by selling custom-painted sneakers out of his dorm room at Iowa Central Community College. The big reason his work caught on at the school’s Fort Dodge campus was ...

Community conversation focuses on mental wellness

For all who live with, love or work with families are invited to attend a Mental Wellness Conversation from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 22 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 838 N. 25th St. The workshop is free, but preregistration is required by Oct. 20 at https://bit.ly/MW18497. Topics and ...

‘Stay Independent’ helps adults age 60 and older

Register now for ‘Stay Independent’ nutrition and wellness program “Stay Independent: A Healthy Aging Series” is a new nutrition and wellness program offered through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for adults age 60 and older. The program begins November 3, 2021 in ...

Fun run returns

The 3rd Annual Superhero Fun Run returns October 16 after being unable to hold their event in 2020. Local non-profit Facing Autism Inc. holds this event each year as their main fundraising event. Funds raised go towards their efforts to serve those with special needs in the community. ...