• Dress and Skirts

    Greene County BOE To Consider New Dress Code Thursday | Local News

    The Greene County Board of Education will consider new dress codes for students and staff in the district on Thursday. A change to the district’s COVID-19 leave policy, a donation of a little under a quarter of an acre of land to the Camp Creek Ruritan Club, an extension to Director of Schools David McLain’s contract and presentations by Chuckey-Doak High School FFA and CTE Director Dr. Cindy Bowman are also listed on the agenda. The updates to the district’s staff and student dress codes were created by a committee formed after a Chuckey-Doak High School student addressed the board  

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  • Fashion for Kids and Teens

    Hockey Day week kicks off, with some teens as old as the tradition | Local News

    The boys playing for Coach Mark Betters’ hockey team were all born around the same time as Hockey Day Minnesota. They’ve come of age as the event has grown from a single outdoor high school game, in 2007, to dozens of exhibitions that culminate this upcoming weekend in outdoor collegiate matches. “A lot of these kids, I’ve been coaching for five or six years,” Betters said of the 8th and 9th graders on his Bantam-level team, including his 15-year-old son. “They all knew, generally, Hockey Day was coming to Mankato for a long time. … All these kids, since they’ve  

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  • Winter wear

    Santa Fund provides Rock Island man with new shoes and winter wear | Local News

    Larry Trout with his beloved cat, Alesha.  Larry Trout had a bright Christmas thanks to the Dispatch-Argus Santa Fund. At age 67, Trout struggles with cognitive skills, according to his nominee, Pamela Turner of The Arc of the Quad-Cities Area. He receives little assistance from his family. Trout lives on his own and gets social security that helps pay the monthly bills. But until recently he has been unemployed, which has meant some of the basics, such as shoes, thermal underwear, sweatshirts,  

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  • Elegant design

    Siouxland woman seeks to create function, flow and elegance in homes and businesses | Local Lifestyles

    SIOUX CITY — Emily Nelson brings organization and elegance into pantries, cupboards and closets, areas of the home that are often overlooked.  The Siouxland woman founded Orderly Elegance, a professional organizing company, roughly two years ago. And, since then, the demand for her elegant, organizational touch has grown largely by word of mouth. Nelson, whose services are currently booked out through January, has organized 150 homes and more than 10 businesses.  “It’s a new concept that really hasn’t been in this area, so it’s been challenging to educate people on how organization is so important in their life,” she  

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  • Clothing

    Local clothing designer to showcase ‘Memphis’ collection at New York Fashion week

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A lifelong dream is coming true for a Memphis clothing designer who will be showcasing a collection named after her hometown at New York Fashion Week this month. Ayeshia Smith, 33, said the whole collection was inspired by a bold fabric called Memphis that gives a nod to the fashions of the ’80s and ’90s. ‘Memphis’ print “It’s kind of a big thing right now,” said Smith. “I wanted to create something that identified with me, and it’s named after my hometown. So, I was like this would be perfect.” National Civil Rights Museum announces 30th annual  

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  • Clothing

    Local family turns tragedy into mission with ‘No Worries. None’ clothing line

    Ironwood Golf Course is known for helping raise money for charity. But now the family responsible for running it is being lifted by your generosity. “We’ve been in restaurants, and driving down the street and we see the decals,” Margo Lehmann says. “Marleh’s love has been spread, everywhere. And that’s what heals my heart.” Margo Lehmann and husband Mike remember their daughter Marleh living life. “Turn pain into purpose,” Mady Lehmann says. “I definitely think that my family has done that. It’s really meant a lot. The community outreach has been unbelievable.” Family Mady Lehmann recalls a sister who loved  

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  • Exclusive style

    EXCLUSIVE: County and State Officials Look to Curb Noisy Cars in Local Neighborhoods

    On a quiet residential street near Arlington Blvd, cars can be heard accelerating as they turn a corner, with their aftermarket exhaust giving off a loud “roar.” Meanwhile, near Columbia Pike, cars rev up and drag race on S. Columbus Street by Wakefield High School. “I’m eight stories up — not at street level, so to speak — so maybe you expect the noise to dissipate,” Betsy Thomassen tells ARLnow. “It’s Wednesday, and it’s happened five to six times… it’s just incredibly loud and a nuisance. In my condo, my furniture sometimes vibrates. That’s kind of incredible really.” According to  

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