Articles By: Wendy Nugent

Traveling abroad: Santa Fe teacher learns about international collaboration

Traveling abroad: Santa Fe teacher learns about international collaboration

Maria Loewen, second from left, has lunch with Stefanie Ortiz-Cidlik, executive director of iEARN USA, and another teacher at the iEARN Latina Conference. Provided Photo This past summer, the teacher became the student while teaching in Paraguay. Maria Loewen of Newton, who’s from Hillsboro, traveled to Paraguay to take a class and also ended up teaching a workshop for education […]

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Looking to the skies

Looking to the skies

Jane and Clyve Herbert sit in their storm-chasing vehicle that has professional Doppler radar. They live in Kansas about six months out of the year and six months in Australia and storm chase in both countries. Wendy Nugent/Free Press Bam. Bam. Bam. Horrific sounds of hail the size of baseballs and grapefruit hit their vehicle, slamming circular cracks in the […]

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Peabody Market survives Dollar General, test of time

Peabody Market survives Dollar General, test of time

PEABODY—Katherine Gilley’s friendly demeanor shines through, whether she’s talking about the weather with a customer or greeting an employee as she walks around Peabody Market, a hometown grocery store she’s owned since June. The store encapsulates Americana with U.S. flags hanging from the wall, at least one Bible verse quoted in writing, a helpful clerk who’s worked there for decades […]

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