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

Dom Construction is a leading specialty contractor focusing on siding installation. In a recent update, the agency has highlighted why professional siding installation is a must. SeaTac, WA – Dom Construction, in a website post, has outlined the benefits of working with a professional siding contractor in SeaTac. Professionals can makeContinue Reading

Funeral services for James Nelson of Dallas Center and formerly of rural Bouton will be 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6 at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church in Perry. Burial will be at the Violet Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 at Murdock Funeral Home. JamesContinue Reading

WASHINGTON — State health officials on Thursday welcomed the Biden administration’s plan to require private health insurers to reimburse Americans for the cost of rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests — though the officials also raised questions about whether the process will be burdensome. Making those tests more accessible will allow AmericansContinue Reading