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…

There’s nature to be had for all sorts of sleeping habits. For the early risers, there is bird watching. For the late sleepers, there is mid-day butterfly watching. And for the night owls, the…

Any way you toss it, a main dish green salad is an easy, nutritious meal — especially on a hot summer’s night. National Salad Week is in July, and summer is a great time to fill up — and not o…

Any way you toss it, a main dish green salad is an easy, nutritious meal — especially on a hot summer’s night. National Salad Week is in July, and summer is a great time to fill up — and not o…

In the summer we are often reminded to drink more water. Why is water so important? Often labeled “the Forgotten Nutrient”, water is what makes all the systems in our bodies work. Composed of …

Ice cream and summer always seem to go together well and July is National Ice Cream Month. Rather you select your favorite flavor from the grocery or make your own favorite recipe at home, ice…

On Saturday, June 8, Theodore Verburg and Margie Son Estaban vowed to love, honor, and cherish each other in the presence of many family and friends. A warm, windy day met with a flutter of ex…

Parents like it when children take responsibility and follow through on chores, but all too often chores lead to complaining, nagging and fights. What can parents do to prevent chore wars?

Every year Men’s Health Week is celebrated in the week leading up to and including Father’s Day. The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to increase awareness of preventable health problems and en…