Wayne graduate Josh Baynes interviewing Willie Nelson in 2003.
For around eight years, the people of eastern Iowa woke up to meteorologist Josh Baynes’ weather forecasts. One viewer was former Iowa Hawkeye football player Nate Kaeding. Baynes met him early in Kaeding’s NFL career as a kicker with the San Diego Chargers.
“What’s funny is that he seemed more excited to meet me than I was to meet him,” Baynes said. “And I was excited to meet him. He said, ‘Hey! Josh Baynes!’ It was during an event in Cedar Rapids that KCRG's sports department hosted. He knew me from watching [the news] while living in Iowa City.” Dec 9, 2013, 11:41
Lesley and Tyler Wyatt were astonished by their new bathroom.
On Thurs., Nov. 7, Lesley Wyatt arrived home to find a police car with flashing lights and people crowding in her yard. She thought her house was on fire, or worse. In a state of worried confusion, Wyatt asked, “What’s going on?” Heather Fortune told Wyatt they were there to renovate the bathroom for her son, Ben.
“They said I had to leave my home, that I had to be out by eight o’clock in the morning,” says Wyatt. “I had no idea at all. As soon as I saw those lights, I came flying out that door. This cop car was in my yard, all these people walking toward my house. Ang Wyatt had a video camera in my face. I just cried. I’m never speechless, but I was speechless. They surprised me.” Nov 18, 2013, 16:33
From Wayne County Home Health Care Agency, front from left to right: Louise Langloss and Janice Morgan. Back from left to right: Marcia Allen, Ashley Miller, Melissa Scoggins and Ashley Homann. Not pictured: Martha Harlan and Amanda Dady. Photo by Jennifer J. Pruiett-Selby
November is Home Care and Hospice Month, with Home Care Aide Week running Nov. 10-16. Holly Arnold, director of Wayne County Home Care Aide Agency, wanted to take the opportunity to recognize her employees. The agency is Wayne’s only non-profit locally based homecare aide agency that exclusively serves this county. Nov 12, 2013, 12:22
Autism is largely a mystery. There is much to be learned about the disorder, beginning with diagnosis. According to the website for Autism Speaks, “Presently, we don’t have a medical test that can diagnose autism.” Parents are often the first to notice the signs—such behaviors as playing with his or her toys in unusual or repetitive ways and not responding to his or her voice being called. Signs of autism are different at each stage. Infants smile and look at others less often, and toddlers often have less eye contact and seem unable to communicate in simple ways like pointing. Preschoolers have trouble in social situations and may spontaneously approach strangers. Oct 24, 2013, 14:52
Wayne County Hospital and Clinic System staff present at the IHA Heroes Award Ceremony in Des Moines, from left: Georgia Runyon, Dr. Gary Runyon, Denise Hook, Sheila Mattly, Jill Babbitt, Mike Thomas, Cody Babbitt, Kellie Bunnell, Dawn Christian, Dr. Joel Baker and Daren Relph.
On Oct. 10, the Wayne County Hospital and Clinic System enjoyed the honor of having one of their own receive special recognition at the Iowa Hospital Association’s 84th annual meeting, which took place at the Marriott Hotel in Des Moines. Cody Babbitt, EMT, RN and Emergency Department Director, was one of 10 recipients presented with the Iowa Association’s Heroes Award. Oct 21, 2013, 12:34