Former Michigan State forward Thomas Kithier announces transfer to Valparaiso

Thomas Kithier has found a new home.

The former Michigan State forward who entered the NCAA transfer portal less than a week ago announced Sunday on Twitter that he had committed to Valparaiso.

The 6-foot-8 junior has graduated and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining after averaging 2.4 points and 2.5 rebounds last season, starting 14 games.

“The biggest thing was wanting a bigger role,” Kithier told the Northwest Indiana Times. “The ability to show that I can do more on the court. I felt like I could give more than I was giving at Michigan State. With Valpo, it felt like they wanted me and they needed me from the start.”

Kithier is one of three former Spartans to enter the transfer portal since the end of the season, joining guards Rocket Watts and Jack Hoiberg. Watts has not made a decision where he’ll play next while

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Happy home will improve well-being

A happy home should be full of things that bring joy and fond memories. That sounds nice but may not be that easy to achieve.

Fortunately, Rebecca West, CEO of Seriously Happy Homes, is offering advice on how to design a happy home.

West led “How to Design a Happy Home” webinar at Las Vegas Market, held Sunday through Thursday at the World Market Center. Las Vegas Market is the leading home furnishings and gift market in the West.

So what does it take to design a happy home?

“I meet a client and say, ‘Let’s talk about the wholeness of your life and who you want to be and how your home can shape that,’” West said. “It’s not about the furniture or interior design but more about whether your home is working for you in the best way.

“My philosophy is that your home can directly improve your

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Your Home State May Owe You Hundreds: How to Check

American citizens across the nation may be owed hundreds of dollars by their home state, and we have the details on how you can check to see if you are one of them. As first reported by C-Net, nearly every state in the U.S. has millions of dollars in unclaimed money and property. Whenever a business or department of some kind does not know how to get in touch with someone who is owed money or property, they often send the information to state “unclaimed” offices.

Most Americans don’t even know they may be owed money or property, but there are ways you can find out. The first is to check out Here, you can select your state and follow the process to see if you are owed any money. You will likely be required to provide your name, and possibly other minor details, but this is

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Top Building and Design Decisions for a Getaway House

In many ways, the design and construction process for a second home can be more enjoyable and carefree than for a primary residence. By building your retreat from the ground up, you get to maximize its R&R potential. Whether kicking back means quiet, leisurely weekends with a good book or action-packed family escapes with barbecue marathons, mountain hikes and lake toys is up to you.


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Building your getaway home isn’t all fun and games, however. You’ll need to make practical decisions about its design and finishes, taking into account you won’t be living there full time.


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“The differences between a vacation home and a full-time home are very personal, so I’d encourage anyone considering one to spend some time thinking about how they live differently while they are there,” says California-based Ward Young architect Aren Saltiel. “You may spend more of your time at

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The Wisconsin Association for Home Health Care calling for an increase in Medicaid reimbursements | WFRV Local 5

KIMBERLY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Wisconsin Association for Home Health Care is calling on the state to increase the Medicaid reimbursement rate for home health services in a recent opinion editorial sent to Local Five.

It said, “Such low Medicaid reimbursement levels create a critical workforce crisis for home health care agencies to retain essential skilled nursing staff and adequately serve Wisconsin’s home health care patients.” [Full text can be found below]

Greg Von Arx, the Secretary and Treasurer for the Wisconsin Association for Home Health Care said, “The Medicaid rates haven’t increased in the 12 years that I’ve been involved in Wisconsin.”

He this is not a viable business model.

“What ends up happening is the Medicaid clients aren’t being seen because we are really being forced to take more insurance and more Medicare clients to be able to survive,” said Von Arx.

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