UB study finds your dog can do more than just tricks

AMHERST, NY — There’s a list of tricks we typically teach our dogs, such as sit, stay, roll over and shake. But what if someone told you your dog can do more than that? That they can even come up with a trick or two themselves? A recent study from University at Buffalo found that … Read more

Dennis L. Nelson | Obituaries

September 4, 1958-August 6, 2002 BELMOND-Dennis L. Nelson, 63, a lifelong farmer and Belmond resident, passed away, Saturday, August 6, 2002, at the Iowa Specialty Hospital-Belmond, with his loving family at his side follwoing a terminal illness. Public funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday August 15, 2022, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Belmond. … Read more

Middle school revamps Tiger Partners mentoring program | Local News

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Willie J. Williams Middle School is revamping an old mentoring program formerly called Tiger Partners to help strengthen students’ academic success. Willie J. Williams Middle School Graduation Coach Roger Ketchum said Tiger Partners was active about 20 years ago and had a successful track record of creating life-long relationships that are still … Read more

GOP lawmakers rail against PDE gender-diversity webpage, Wolf admin. calls complaint a ‘distraction’ | Don’t Miss This

HARRISBURG — The collective demand by 21 Pennsylvania House Republican legislators that the state Department of Education scrub from its website a page dedicated to gender-inclusive language and online resources for teachers was dismissed by the Wolf Administration as a “distraction.” Elizabeth Rementer, press secretary for Gov. Tom Wolf, said that Republicans are avoiding discussions … Read more

Books & Best Friends pairs young readers with dogs

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. — This educational program connects young readers with four-legged friends, encouraging a hybrid of education and fun. The Scott County Library’s “Books and Best Friends” program is for school-aged kids in the area. Therapy Dog Handler Suzanne Cassity said it’s a fun and relaxed environment where kids can read to some four-legged … Read more

Emotional support dog joins University High student resources | Education

The latest addition to the University High School staff cannot read, do math or carry on a conversation, yet he may help students in a way that eludes teachers and counselors. He can sit, stay, come and, most importantly, simply be, a calming presence for an agitated or troubled student, or a nonthreatening friend for … Read more

College Place, Walla Walla Lions clubs honor member, install officers | Community

Lions 19F District Gov. Melissa Smith came in from Potlatch, Idaho, to install officers for three area Lions clubs and to present an award to Zone Chair Nadine Stecklein. “I can’t express how happy I was to be on hand for the awarding of a Gordon F. Smith Fellowship CARE Award to Nadine tonight. Very … Read more

Luke Gabriel Bird | Obituaries

October 20, 2000 ~ Saturday July 16, 2022 Luke Gabriel Bird, a baptized, beloved child of our heavenly Father, died during a hiking accident on Saturday, July 16, in the Valparaíso region of Chile. He was 21 years old. As a 2nd class (junior) Midshipman at the United States Naval Academy, Luke was studying abroad … Read more

For the Love of Dogs opens on Front Street | News

LINCOLN – They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but certified professional dog trainer Casey Hallenbeck begs to differ. She’ll prove it, at her new “canine enrichment center” on Front Street. Hallenbeck recently opened For the Love of Dogs, a pet supply store that also offers dog day care, group and private … Read more

Tiger Elementary ready for first full year | Education

We are so excited to begin our first full year at Tiger Elementary School with second and third grade students. Second and third grade students moved from Park Elementary to Tiger Elementary in December 2021. Thank you to the students and staff for your patience and help during this transition. I am in my second … Read more