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It can always get better

December 28, 2014 A just-released Associated Press poll says Americans are feeling optimistic about 2015. Nearly half think that the coming year will be better for them than the current one has been. more »»

Let’s stay safe this holiday week

December 28, 2014 As 2014 fades away and we enter a new year, we appreciate the opportunity to offer some helpful, and potentially life-saving, advice for our citizens. more »»

FD has seven Little Free Library sites

December 21, 2014 Little Free Libraries is an international organization that, in its most basic definition, provides a “box full of books” for people to take home and read. more »»

Preparing area students for tomorrow

December 14, 2014 This fall semester, Iowa Central Community College concentrated on several career days on campus with the purpose of exposing middle school and high school students, as well as their parents, to a... more »»

Little thieves have upper hand

December 7, 2014 Mus Musculus, which means “little thief,” is the scientific name for the house mouse. more »»

It’s a good time of year for philanthropy

December 7, 2014 As the classic Christmas carol goes “It’s the most wonderful time of the year. more »»

Revisiting the value of gratitude

November 30, 2014 I recently read an article on how to teach children the value of gratitude. That probably strikes people as odd, since I have no children. But, I was interested in the methodology. more »»

Have you heard of Turner syndrome?

November 30, 2014 Turner syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that only occurs in females. It is so rare that only 1 in about 2,500 girls are born with this problem — that’s .04 percent. more »»

This is National Home Care & Hospice Month

November 23, 2014 Home is where the heart is. It’s where lives unfold, where families are raised, and where memories are made. more »»

Great American Smokeout is Thursday

November 16, 2014 The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout on Thursday is the perfect opportunity to quit smoking. more »»

Iowa Central gets key federal grant

November 9, 2014 Iowa Central Community College’s health programs are very excited about receiving the TAACCCT Grant. more »»

A message to animal lovers in our community

November 2, 2014 As the director of Almost Home, I would like to take this moment to thank the many businesses and individuals who have supported us in our cause as a no-kill shelter that seeks to provide animals... more »»

No matter what, there are reasons to vote

November 2, 2014 It’s mere days until the mid-term election, and I certainly don’t have a crystal ball telling me who will win. more »»

A skilled work force is critical for economic growth

October 26, 2014 Iowa Central Community College is here to serve not only students, but the community and area businesses as well. more »»

It’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 26, 2014 October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. more »»

It’s National Pharmacy Week

October 22, 2014 Many people are not aware of the important role that pharmacists play in helping patients get the safest and most effective medication treatments. National Pharmacy Week is Oc. more »»

This isn’t the time to be fashionably late

October 19, 2014 Nearly everyone, unfortunately, has experienced cancer in some way — whether through a family member, friend, co-worker or personally. It’s a disease that impacts many lives. more »»

Czech Heritage Dinner is Nov. 8

October 16, 2014 As a child, growing up in Prague, Czech Republic, was a bliss. more »»

Then and now: a time of change

October 12, 2014 We are all aware that this is an improving period of time in the region’s economy, but I think that it is always good to look retrospectively at our history so that we can replicate the good and not... more »»

It’s time to celebrate National 4-H Week

October 5, 2014 Today kicks off National 4-H Week. more »»



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