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November is National Hospice Month, and for many people it’s also the beginning of the holiday season when extended families gather to celebrate. These gatherings often include discussions about caring for loved ones who are no longer able to care for themselves. This is when it is good to u…

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There was a good turnout for the Half Century Thanksgiving dinner on Monday, Nov. 4. A special thank you to Margaret Jacobs for preparing the turkey, dressing and gravy. There was a wide selection of salads and vegetables to compliment the meal and the dessert table was full of pies, cakes a…

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To say I was disappointed to hear the vote on the 1/2 cent sales tax to support Hiawatha Community Hospital was defeated is an understatement. It is a mystery to me as to why anyone would vote “no.” The campaign behind the defeat must have been influenced by someone who has tunnel vision. To…

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That was a big win, folks. There were a few reasons to believe that the Chiefs could overcome the visiting Vikings, but more signs pointed to a hot Vikings team stealing a win in Arrowhead. Picking up a win against another division leader is big at any time, but without your starting quarter…

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It’s that time again, where are minds and hearts flutter with joy as we spend time with our families on the approaching holiday season. Planning is under way for many of us. Scheduling the holiday gatherings. Deciding on the menu. Preparing our homes to welcome our family and friends.

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The thrill of the hunt can continue at the dinner table if the game isn’t handled properly along the way. Game meats are excellent sources of protein and similar in composition to domestic animal meats. Calorie and fat contents vary with the age and species of the animal.

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“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?” To forest ecologist Suzanne Simard, that answer is yes! Simard’s research in British Columbia is completely reshaping how we think about trees. Her research? How trees talk to each other. Now, they don’t vocalize their…