When Scott Turner was a little kid in the 1980s, his mom worked at the Orpheum Theater, where he would hang out during her shifts. One day, her boss handed four-year-old Scott a fistful of quarters. He ran to the lobby and approached an arcade machine that towered over him.Continue Reading

Omicron, a new variant of COVID-19, has been discovered in five states this week. The new strain, which was first reported in South Africa, was found in San Francisco on Wednesday in the first known case to reach the U.S. Since then, cases have been discovered in New York, Colorado,Continue Reading

Santa Claus greeted a well-behaved Welsh Corgi in 2018 at the MCB. Santa Claus will start his busy weekend with a two-hour stop Saturday morning from 9-11 a.m. at the McCreary Community Building, 1800 Pattee St. in Perry. A jolly crowd is anticipated, and Perry’s many good children — andContinue Reading

For his dedication to medicine and for achieving excellence in patient care, the exclusive medical societyof Patient Preferred Physicians and Practitioners proudly named Dr. Thomas M. O’Dorisio, a Patient Preferred Physician representing Endocrinology for the state of Iowa. Dr. O’Dorisio has over four decades of experience and specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismContinue Reading

Congress acted this week to keep the government funded until February, although all of Iowa’s Republican delegates voted against the budget proposal. Iowa’s delegation also weighed in on gun control, military sexual assault, settlement payments for immigrants and more. Government shutdown averted, but debt limit deadline looms Congress averted aContinue Reading

St. Patrick Catholic School recognized its Shining Knights for November with certificates of commendation for their actions as pillars of faith. The November Shining Knights were Christopher Carrillo, Justin Carrillo, Tiernee Cromwell, Camila Garcia, Ray Hughes, Aneleya Lepe-Godoy, Carlos Monzon, Andrea Perla, Emiliano Recinos, Tommy Splendore and Brody Vail.Continue Reading

What is Dispatches from Blogfrica? Pretty simple: I ask questions of a blogger for an opposing team; he (or she) answers. A truly revolutionary idea, no? Today: Ace from The Bucket Problem, an excellent new blog for all things Michigan sports.  1. Michigan went just 2-4 last year in the abbreviated COVIDContinue Reading

Sometimes the Player of the Year winners come as surprises, honors bestowed upon players who came out of nowhere to dominate their particular position in a given season. That was not Tyler Linderbaum in 2021.  Linderbaum was (arguably) the best offensive lineman in the Big Ten last year (officially, Ohio State’s WyattContinue Reading