Daylight Saving Time will end early tomorrow (Sunday), so you need to remember to set their clocks back an hour before heading to bed tonight (Saturday). While the benefit is an “extra” hour of sleep, Brett Kuhn, a behavioral sleep medicine specialist, says the time change will be harder on some of us than others. Fire safety officials remind us to also change out the old batteries in our smoke detectors for fresh ones. Continue Reading
THE SCC MENS AND WOMENS BASKETBALL TEAMS KICKED OFF THEIR SEASONS WITH WINS AT THE FUN CITY CLASSIC… THE MEN DOMINATING ABCD PREP 116-53 AND THE WOMEN BEATING LEWIS & CLARK 70-52. THE TOURNAMENT CONTINUES TODAY(SAT) AT LOREN WALKER ARENA. IN GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL…1A’S TOP-RATED HOLY TRINITY CRUSADERS CRUSHED MORAVIA (25-7, 25-9 & 25-1) IN THE REGIONAL SEMIFINALS. ALSO IN 1A, #3 NEW LONDON ELIMINATED CALAMUS-WHEATLAND…AND 9TH-RANKED WINFIELD-MT.UNION ADVANCED BY BEATING NORTH MAHASKA IN THREE GAMES. Continue Reading
Alfred W. Jackson, age 88, of Mediapolis, died Thursday, October 31, 2013, at the Prairie Ridge Care and Rehab in Mediapolis. The son of Raymond ‘Bud’ and Lena Johnson Jackson, he was born on October 12, 1925 in Morning Sun. He married Mary Ellen Eubanks on December 21, 1947 in Morning Sun. He graduated from MorningSunHigh School and served in the US Navy during WW II. He was an electrician with the IBEW # 13 of Burlington. He was a member of the IBEW #13, the Masonic Lodge #226 of Mediapolis, and the VFW Glenn Allen Post 5166 of Wapello. He had served on the Des Moines County Conservation Board and the Mediapolis City Council. He was of the Methodist faith. Alfred enjoyed woodworking, being outdoors, and his pets. He was very devoted to his family. His family includes his wife, Mary Ellen; two daughters, Carolyn Fromm & Steven Patterson of West Burlington and Christine & Alan Sergeant of Longmont, Colorado; a granddaughter, Kathy & Chad Bonser; and two great grandsons, Andrew and Gage Bonser. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Robert Fromm. The funeral ceremony for Alfred Jackson will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, November 4, 2013, at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis with Chaplain Dean Graber officiating. Burial will follow at the ElmwoodCemetery in Morning Sun with graveside military rites by the VFW Glenn Allen Post 5166 of Wapello. The family will meet with friends from 1:00 to 2:00 PM prior to the funeral at Hagele and Honts Funeral Home. Continue Reading
An attorney for a former southwestern Illinois judge at the center of a courthouse drug scandal says his client plans to plead guilty next week to federal heroin and drug charges. Via: Fox News Continue Reading
The lawyer representing the family of a Georgia teen who was found dead in a high school wrestling said there is evidence that suggests some type of cover-up in the investigation. Via: Fox News Continue Reading
Under 'Gay Propaganda' Laws, Russia May Now Impose A Ban On Gay And Lesbian Emojis
In a new move to justify bigotry, Russia may soon impose a ban on same-sex emojis. One of the most intolerant nations towards homosexuality, Russia has always been outspoken regarding what it terms as 'gay propaganda'.