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11/21/2017 - 3:24pm
UnityPoint Health may be unable to reach a contract agreement with Amerigroup, one of the two remaining managed care organizations that provide health insurance for Medicaid clients in Iowa. UnityPoint officials announced last week they were in the midst of negotiating a new contract with Amerigroup, but if the two organizations could not reach an agreement by Dec. 31, UnityPoint health care...
11/07/2017 - 12:09pm
Temperatures are dropping and Iowans are keeping their furnaces and gas fires lit to heat their homes. With the flipping of the switch to turn on heaters, and with the closure of windows, the chance of exposure to carbon monoxide increases, state and local health officials say. The Iowa Department of Public Health encouraged Iowans last week to...
10/31/2017 - 1:42pm
It all started with Lake City’s Monday Club. Club member Jeanne Devine said the organization’s president was moving out of state, which got club members talking about what to do with the decades of records each president is tasked with caring for. “The minutes go back to 1891,” Devine said. “We did not want to lose...
10/31/2017 - 1:38pm
Students in Melissa Lamaak’s 3-year-old preschool class were talking about pumpkins last week when they had a thought. “One of the kids asked if (pumpkins) bounced,” Lamaak said. “I said, ‘We’ll find out.’” Lamaak, who teaches preschool at South Central Calhoun High School, enlisted Wade Voith, whose...
10/31/2017 - 1:35pm
The Calhoun County Conservation Board is moving ahead with a request to install playground equipment at Treman Park, on the north end of North Twin Lake. A group of Twin Lakes residents formed an organization called PLAY to promote the playground. Group members approached the Conservation Board in September to ask the board to split the $25,000...
10/31/2017 - 1:34pm
It started with a video, shot by Ed Schaffer, of his 109-year-old grandmother, Bessie Hendricks. In the video, Bessie is seen signing “You are My Sunshine,” one of her favorite tunes. Schaffer shared the video with KCRG, a television station in Cedar Rapids. The video was quickly shared to other television stations, and it caught fire...
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