Posted July 24, 2013in Boone, Community Featured

Little Free Library

This should be every child’s dream. A library, an adorable little library, right down the block from where he or she  lives. For children in the South Main Street neighborhood of Boone, it’s already a dream come true. With a little help from his grandchildren, Bill Richter built his own

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Posted July 24, 2013in Advice Column, Boone

Recycling by the numbers

Prior to starting my job at the Boone County Landfill almost 15 years ago now, I really didn’t know much about recycling. I remember back in the ’90s at a home show there were recycling containers available from local haulers. I knew you kept it separate from your trash, and

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Posted July 24, 2013in Boone, Community Featured

Meet Darlene McCoy

Say it ain’t so, Mud Hen! She’s been trying to break it to Boone gently, but Darlene McCoy really is retiring. After all, 32 years teaching is a long career by any measure. Wait a minute, she’s done that already. McCoy capped a very successful teaching career more than two

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Posted July 24, 2013in Advice Column, Boone

Q: Can chiropractic care help infants?

A: Absolutely! The birth process is one of the most physically traumatic events a person experiences. It has been estimated that 95 percent of infants will have subluxations in their spine after birth Subluxations in an infant’s spine will affect his or her body much like an adult. They can

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Posted July 24, 2013in Boone

The outdoor life

Once upon a time in America, a child’s day in the summertime wasn’t complete unless his or her knees were green with grass stains, hair tousled by the wind and sun, and dirt caked under the fingernails. Those kids knew how to live. They knew that the greatest world they

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Posted July 24, 2013in Boone, Community Featured

Tricked-out trike

Ask some men, and they might say that they’ll never ride a trike. But ask a man who has made the move to a tricked-out trike, and he’ll probably say he’ll never go back. Lowell Roney started riding motorcycles back in 1982 when he bought his first street bike, a

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Posted July 22, 2013in Boone, Obituaries

Russell “Dean” Rose

October 1, 1930 – July 20, 2013 Russell “Dean” Rose, 82, passed from this life on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, at Iles Funeral Homes, Sundberg-Kirkpatrick Chapel in Madrid. Burial will follow

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Posted July 22, 2013in Boone, Obituaries

Sawyer Eugene Miller

July 18, 2013- July 18, 2013 Sawyer Eugene Miller, infant son of Cassandra Doran of Madrid and Zackery Miller of Boone, was stillborn on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 24 at the Church of God of

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Posted July 22, 2013in Boone, Grimes, Obituaries

Helmut “Hal” Knolmayer

May 28, 1946 – July 18, 2013 Hal Knolmayer, 67, passed from this life on Thursday, July 18, 2013. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 22, at Iles Funeral Homes, Sundberg-Kirkpatrick Chapel in Madrid. Visitation will be held after 4 p.m. on Monday, at

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Posted July 22, 2013in Boone, Obituaries

John Eugene Long

September 23, 1958 – July 18, 2013 John E. “Scrounge” Long, 54, passed from this life on July 18, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 22, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Madrid. Interment will follow at Lincoln Cemetery, rural Granger, IA. John was

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