The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD) and the State Hygienic Lab (SHL) are adjusting the state’s approach to provide Iowans convenient access to free COVID-19 testing statewide.

GRINNELL– After a tense start in the opening quarter and a 10-0 lead by the Tigers, the Solon Spartan varsity football team calmed down and obtained its first goal of the season, putting the finishing touches on the Class 3A District 5 title, 35-17, at Grinnell Community Senior High School, …

Solon is growing by leaps and bounds and the community recently welcomed another business to the area. Zoetic Coffee is owned Lisa Bishop, who opened the transformative coffee shop at 417 Haganman Lane in Spartan Square. She says opening the unique coffee shop has been a 20-year dream in the…

The letter to the editor from Twila Morlan, saying how much, and for how long, she has been enjoying this column really gave me a boost in the ego. And it started me thinking just how long I’ve been writing for this paper. That led to fond memories of all the people I’ve met or had calls or …

Lynn W. Sutliff, Oro Valley, Ariz., passed away Sept. 1, 2021, with his family by his side.