It is the simplest of things; the smallest of things, that can move mountains. For Paige and Adam, something as small as a hair tie opened the door of opportunity, and a chance for love to grow.

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Recently, I was given the opportunity to attend a unique wedding ceremony unlike any other in the past: a “Drive-In Social Distancing Wedding.” While social distancing has proven to separate p…

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DEMOTTE — A soon-to-be bride and groom were surprised Sunday afternoon when a parade of well-wishers, some in decorated vehicles, drove by with honking horns and shouts of love and best wishes…

Happy Easter everyone! Alleluia. The word “alleluia” is the perfect word for Easter, a word that expresses the sheer joy/gratitude we feel, as we celebrate what our “incredible” God has done f…

The lights, sounds, and smells of the county fair bring back a flood of wonderful memories for many enthusiasts. From rodeos to monster trucks, death defying carnival rides to cute, gigantic s…

For 20 years, Allen and Jenny Pierson of Rensselaer have kept their love alive with humor, encouragement, and communication. The couple met in a chat room in October 1999. They began their rel…

Taking a chance on love and marriage for the second (or third) time is certainly worthy of celebration. The Pew Research Center reports that at least four in 10 new marriages now include at le…

Families come in all shapes and sizes. During special events — particularly those steeped in tradition, such as weddings — blended families may have to employ certain tactics to ensure the eve…

DEMOTTE – The anticipated opening of Kali Apparel was met with flair at their opening day celebration on Friday, Oct. 25. The owners, Kaelyn Fischer and Alisa Sutton, said they had a line at t…

Mac and Linda Howard celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Hawaii, accompanied by children and grandchildren. The couple were married on Oct. 6, 1969, in Wheatfield with Rev…

WHEATFIELD —The best stories about true love involve two people who defy the odds; who believe with every fiber of their being that they were meant to journey through life together. I have tha…

Once a year I take the opportunity to personalize this column a bit. While I enjoy writing about timely information in the areas of nutrition, food preparation, wellness, child development and…

Lately we have been hearing several reports of problems with vaping. These problems might be illness or something as serious as death. While some might see vaping as a harmless, or even a safe…

Michele Lintner and Lawrence Urlick met online through the original social media platform, MySpace, in October of 2006. Lawrence, up late one night competing with this friend, Shawn, for the h…

September is Cholesterol Education Month and is a time to learn about cholesterol and your health. More than 65 million Americans have high blood cholesterol, a serious condition that increase…

September is National Chicken Month and a great time to try some new entrees based on nutrient rich chicken. The average American eats about 83 pounds of chicken a month in a variety of forms.…

A family crisis occurs when a family must change. It is a turning point: things will either get better, or they will get worse. Sometimes, day-to-day hassles can pile up and cause a stress overload.

August is Family Meals Month and families who have made the effort to schedule meals when most or all members can be present have experienced many following benefits. Mealtime conversations le…

As soon as school starts it seems that some children are already complaining about school lunch and wanting to carry their lunch. School lunches are planned to be nutritious and economical, se…

On Aug. 24, 1919, Jaradean “Jane” Vernice was born to Jess and Effie Wynkoop. Jane was one of nine siblings. She married Leo Ambrose Stalbaum on June 28, 1946. This year marks her 100th birthd…

Getting married can be fraught with feelings of fear and nervousness, or excitement and happiness, and sometimes, unprecedented drama. Many grooms have the simple task of showing up and saying…

Where did the summer go? It seems like the school bell just rang dismissing the students for the summer and not it is time to go back to school! Good nutrition is imperative for children’s hea…