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Jonathan and Kelsi Verhelst of DeWitt, Iowa are the parents of a son, Decker Lane, born June 26, 2015 at Unity Point in Bettendorf, Iowa. He weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 inches long.

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 3:54pm

This is the first summer that I've given myself rules. They're not serious rules, just more like personal summertime guidelines. Ones that have really helped stretch out June and July.

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 3:54pm

- Birch Ridge Community Church, 33325 Echo Lake Road, will host G-Force Adventure Park Vacation Bible School from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 20-24 for children ages 4 years - 6th grade. Call 907-260-6705.

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:09pm

To me, July is "America the Beautiful" month, hands down. I heard a collage of old hymns on the Fourth of July sung by a church choir that brought me to tears. It reminded me of the America that I once knew, the America I grew up in as a child.

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:09pm

The knee-jerk reaction to wipe out the Confederate battle flag because of horrible shootings got a few of us to wondering about flags. Specifically, we couldn't remember what the Georgia flag looks like these days.

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 4:20pm

Editor's note "This column was originally published on March 6, 2011.

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 4:19pm

Jonathan and Jennifer Shoemaker of Sterling announce the birth of their son, Logan Garrison Shoemaker, at 1:38 a.m. on June 19, 2015. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 20 1/4 inches. He joins siblings Levi, Lyla, Linzi, and Luke Shoemaker.

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 4:19pm

"I am living the dream!" is often heard from people happy about something in life. Often it is tied to going on a dream vacation, buying a new home or toy, or discovering a new perspective on life.

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 2:09pm


Mon, 07/06/2015 - 4:14pm

Sarah Boles and Ross Baldwin were married in an outdoor ceremony on May 30, 2015, at Wolf Oak Acres in Oneida, New York. A reception, dinner, and dance followed the afternoon ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Andrea Fagan and Jeff Boles.

Sat, 07/04/2015 - 2:49pm


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