Entries by Eric Woolson

Wild Boar Challenges Participants in Thrilling Obstacle Course to Benefit Iowa Children’s Charities

ST. CHARLES, Iowa – The annual Wild Boar Challenge encourages participants to put their endurance and physical strength to the ultimate test on its obstacle course race set for Sept. 21. The race will benefit several Iowa children’s charities, including the Wildwood Hills Ranch, an organization that provides positive opportunities and programming for children from […]

Gentlemen’s Quarter, a Shawano Main Street Anchor for 27 Years, to Sell Its Inventory and Close Doors

SHAWANO, Wis. – Jeff Kirchner, the owner of the Gentlemen’s Quarter since 1992, always planned on going out on his own terms three years from now. But with cancer changing those plans, he is selling entire inventory of menswear and closing his doors. Thursday is the first day of the store’s four-day retirement sale. Gentlemen’s […]

Veteran With Spinal Injury to Throw Out First Pitch at Diamondbacks Game Tuesday Thanks to SoldierStrong-Donated Exoskeleton

PHOENIX – Dan Rose, a former U.S. Army sergeant paralyzed by an 1,100-pound bomb in Afghanistan in 2011, will throw out the first pitch at Tuesday’s Arizona Diamondbacks-New York Yankees game with the aid of an exoskeleton donated by SoldierStrong, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing advanced medical technologies to veterans. “Being able to […]

Cordray, Ltd., a Charles City Retail Mainstay With 130-Year History, to Sell Its Inventory and Close Doors

CHARLES CITY, Iowa – Michael Lidd, fourth-generation owner of Lidd & Cordray, Ltd., said today that he will sell his entire inventory and close his family’s 130-year-old menswear store as he prepares to retire after more than 41 years in the retail profession. The store’s retirement sale opens to the public on Thursday. Lidd & […]

Not As Simple As It Looks

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends starting secondary schools after 8:30 a.m., but there’s much more to changing bell times than just a later pick up, Eric Woolson writes in the April 2018 issue of School Transportation News magazine article “Not As Simple As It Looks.”

State of Video

Advances in real-time video capability ‘feels like Christmas every day’ for an increasing number of yellow-bus professionals, Eric Woolson writes in the latest issue of School Transportation News magazine.

Operation Middle Ground President Speaks at 9/11 Remembrance

GRIMES, Iowa – Operation Middle Ground President and Co-Founder Jane Hargens spoke today at a 9/11 remembrance event sponsored by VisionBank, urging the audience to also “remember those who have given their lives since then in defense of our freedoms” and support returning military veterans and their families. “One of those people who defended our […]