Young girl in need of donated blood


Olive Fransen suffers from Diamond-Blackfan anemia, a rare bone marrow disorder which causes her bone marrow to malfunction and fail to produce enough red blood cells. She’s had 28 blood transfusions and relies on them every three weeks to keep her functional. Her family is teaming up with the American Red Cross to host the blood drive.

Tautphaus Park Gets New High-Tech Equipment

Kayson Westele, 2, plays on the new playground equipment at Tautphaus Park on Thursday afternoon. Kayson was with his mom Tara Bivins, who initially had taken her son there Wednesday. He liked the new playground equipment so much they returned Thursday, when Kayson played there for almost 3 hours. Children can select from several games and then run around the equipment trying to touch moving lights. Monte LaOrange /

Kids at Tautphaus Park can now experience NEOS playground equipment


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