AUDUBON COUNTY — With schools busy making plans for reopening this fall, there are questions about whether students will attend in person, attend on line or a combination of both; and whether or not screenings and/or masks will be required.

When the spring sports season was called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Skyler Schultes was, like most of his fellow teammates and athletes, disappointed, to say the least.

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The Knights of Columbus Council in Atlantic recently donated another $500 to LC Clinic for the ultrasound machine in its new clinic, planned to open in Atlantic this fall. The local council plans to utilize the Ultrasound Initiative, a nationwide program of the Knights of Columbus, to fund t…

Thinking about taking some personal time off this summer? It might look and feel a bit different this year in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic. But that doesn’t mean that plans to unwind, de-stress and detach from work-related responsibilities have to be canceled altogether. Learn ways to decompress and avoid stress while taking PTO.

AUDUBON — Officials with the Friendship Home acknowledge that the past few months have been challenging due to the emergence of the COVID-19 virus. Additional safety precautions have been put in place because of the virus, such as the limitation of in-person visits to our facility, and offic…

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AUDUBON — Audubon County Public Health has increasingly been receiving questions regarding what to do if tested positive for COVID-19 or being exposed to a positive COVID-19 case and then being considered a Contact Trace.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former special counsel Robert Mueller sharply defended his investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, writing in a newspaper opinion piece Saturday that the probe was of “paramount importance” and asserting that a Trump ally, Roger…

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time the president has been seen in public with the type of facial covering recommended by health officials as a precaution against spreading or becoming infected by the novel co…

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Statues, street names, plazas and even the body of conquistador Juan Ponce de León himself: Spain left a nearly indelible legacy in Puerto Rico that attracts hordes of tourists every year, but some activists are trying to erase it as they join a U.S. movement to …

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — After months in which Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro downplayed COVID-19 by flouting social distancing recommendations and mostly shunning masks, both coronavirus precautions became part of his cloistered life this week at the official residence in capital Brasilia.

This has been a very difficult time during this pandemic, but there have been people who have worked very hard to help us all get through this in an easier way. We would like to thank a few of them publicly, knowing that we can’t possibly thank everyone.

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The incident that took place at a high school baseball game involving a Black Charles City a couple of weeks ago is, sad to say, nothing new.

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Earlier this month, Michihiko Goto, assistant professor of infectious diseases at Iowa and a member of Iowa’s Infection Prevention Research Group, spoke about the risk of the spread of COVID-19 during outdoor sporting events.