Northern-Sun Printhttp://www.northernsunprint.comTop Headlinesen-usTue, 2 Sep 2014 04:39:45 EDTTue, 2 Sep 2014 04:39:45 EDT of Life By: Jill Pertler-Advice on the first day happens each year precisely on July 5. Sparklers and smoke bombs on aisle four are replaced with boxes of crayons and bargain notebooks and the back to school season officially begins. I'm never quite ready for it.Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTQ&A on ALS with U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley What is ALS? A: Some people may know the neurodegenerative disease by another name, Lou Gehrig's disease. ALS stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTDollar Stretchers Artist Gift Pack Stock up on the crayons, colored pencils, and markers being sold as loss-leaders now. Add drawing pads from a dollar store and put everything in a cheap basket or backpac.Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTNorthey Comments On Iowa Crops And Weather Report MOINES - Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa crop progress and condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through October.Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTConservation-2014 Bow Shoot Results By: Nick Buseman, Grundy County Conservation Operation Supervisor weather and great shooters contributed in a great Scheels 3D shoot. We had 153 shooters over the two days, ranging from 4 year olds and up. The weather was perfect and the bugs seemed to vanish for the weekend.Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT