Family & Society

Scrapbooking veteran gets a lot of love

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/24/20, 11:25 am

Retired Maj. Bill White is 104 years old and has a lot of cutting and pasting to do. The Marine veteran from Stockton, Calif., asked for people to send him valentines to add to his scrapbook collection. In a little more than a week, he has received more than 20,000 cards and 200 packages in the mail—and they keep coming.

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Associated Press/Photo by Sally York/The Argus-Press

Man returns thousands in found cash

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/22/20, 11:36 am

A Michigan man chose integrity over “finders, keepers.” After discovering $43,170 hidden in a used piece of furniture he had purchased, Howard Kirby searched out the original owner to return it despite a lawyer informing him that he had no legal obligation to do so.

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Associated Press/Photo by Jose Luis Magana

Families, schools debate MLK Day schedule

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/20/20, 12:41 pm

Most government offices, banks, and school districts are closed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, but some students in the Iowa City area still had to attend classes. The Clear Creek Amana school district designated it as a snow makeup day, and some families are not happy about it. “My daughter will not be here on Monday. We will be going to activities downtown that advocate for equality and diversity and teach about Dr.

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