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Benefit from nature's healing powers
by Cynthia Petersen Correspondent · February 27th, 2017
You've heard of the healing power of the aloe vera plant, haven't you? My mother kept a live plant on the counter in the kitchen, and if she was burned while cooking, she would just snip off a tip of the leaf and rub it on the burn. Not only did it take away the sting, but it healed faster, too.

ICAN sees early success for FAFSA Ready Iowa initiative
by Report submitted · February 27th, 2017
In the first four months of its FAFSA Ready Iowa initiative, the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) has assisted in the completion of more than 3,800 FAFSA forms, kick-starting the new college financial aid season and ensuring more students are able to access financial aid assistance for their post-high school endeavors. Comparatively, during the same four-month time frame one year ago, ICAN completed 756 FAFSA forms.

Life Coach guides many through grieving process
by Cynthia Petersen Correspondent · February 27th, 2017
Grief comes in many forms. Although it is often associated with losing a loved one, grief can come as a result of changing jobs, divorce, and other losses and life transitions.

New coffee shop is 'All About the Karma'
by Cynthia Petersen Correspondent · February 27th, 2017
They say what goes around comes around, and that's certainly true for Karma Coffee Cafe.

Shriners changing lives and aiding families in need
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · February 27th, 2017
Over the past few months we have seen many situations in which the Shriners have assisted children. We were invited to their Christmas party, which was a joyous event, and to speak with Seth and Jade McGill as their son Jude faced serious surgery in December, and came through well.

Twisters' new location provides more room, opportunities
by Cynthia Petersen Correspondent · February 27th, 2017
Twisters Gymnastics has a new location, and they're bigger and better than ever before!

$1.75 million addition planned for Emery Place
by Report Submitted · October 31st, 2016
Emery Place, a retirement community located at 901 South Mentzer Road in Robins, has announced an extensive addition project that will include 12 assisted living apartments.

Hiawatha Fire Department holds annual fundraiser Nov. 5
by Report Submitted · October 31st, 2016
The Hiawatha Fire Department will hold its annual chili supper on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Hiawatha Fire Station.

Hiawatha mourns loss of historian
by Cynthia Petersen Correspondent · October 31st, 2016
Author Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate; to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well."

A taste of Italy as the leaves begin to fall
by Chef Elizabeth Davis of the Marion Hy-Vee · October 31st, 2016
It was exactly a year ago that I was in Italy with my husband studying cuisine and traveling and enjoying the many delicious foods. One of my favorite fall foods happens to be butternut squash. Do I have any amens out there? Its rich orange color and velvet-like texture lend to nearly any dish, whether roasted, steamed, stewed, baked or even grilled. Its limited nature brings an appreciation for its treasured seasonality among chefs, gardeners, and supermarkets alike.

Gentiva Home Health renamed Kindred at Home
by Report submitted · October 31st, 2016
Gentiva Home Health has been renamed Kindred at Home to best reflect its participation in the nationwide Kindred Healthcare network of home health and hospice providers, nursing and rehabilitation centers, and long-term acute care hospitals.

Grant allows Hiawatha Library playgroup program to continue
by Cynthia Petersen Correspondent · October 31st, 2016
The Play & Learn program, an interactive playgroup facilitated by Parent Education Consortium of Linn County Extension, will continue at Hiawatha Public Library, thanks to a $5,000 grant from World Class Industries and a $5,000 grant from the Program Grant Fund of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.

HACAP partners with Hiawatha Public Library
by Cynthia Petersen Correspondent · October 31st, 2016
Hiawatha Public Library is partnering with HACAP this fall to present a reading program for all ages which encourages both reading and giving back to the community.

Hiawatha's Midwest Shooting offers indoor range
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · October 31st, 2016
Midwest Shooting, located at 1490 Ketelson Drive in Hiawatha, has a lot to offer those who like to hunt or target shoot. It also is a good place to learn about handling weapons in a safe place for those who are not familiar with guns.

How Much Does a Funeral Cost?
by Report submitted · October 31st, 2016
Dear Savvy Senior,
How much does an average funeral and body burial cost? I need to make funeral arrangements for my aunt, who's terminally ill, and would like to have a cost idea going in so I can plan and budget appropriately.
The Executor
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