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Kids May Need Help Coping With School Stresses

Kids May Need Help Coping With School Stresses

Most Iowa kids are about six weeks into the school year and now is around the time signs of stress start to appear. Lauren Nystrom, a mental health counselor from Urbandale, says some students are loaded with homework on top of competing in sports and participating in other extra-curricular activities. While down time is important,

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Disabled Northern Iowans Encouraged to Register to Vote

North Iowans with disabilities are among those being encouraged statewide to get on the rolls for this fall’s election. Rik Shannon, project manager with Iowans with Disabilities in Action, says when it comes to elections, people with disabilities have, historically, been a disenfranchised population. While some specific policy issues regarding support and services are among


Hancock County Supervisors Vote 2 to 1 to Increase Funding for Garner Public Library

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors voted 2 to 1 Monday to allocate $10,000 over 2 years in additional funding to the Garner Public Library.  According to the Garner Library Foundation, this additional support from the county is needed to apply for a $310,000 state of Iowa CAT grant, which will help pay for renovations to