Obituaries for November 24

Arnold Douglas Ackerman, 69, of Kealakekua died Nov. 13 at home. Born in Kealakekua, he was a television producer, cattle rancher, member of Kona Mauka Rotary, Food Bank, Kai O Pua Canoe Club and Kona Hospital Foundation. Celebration of life 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Kona Historical Society in Kealakekua. Survived by wife, Noel Black Ackerman of Kealakekua; daughter, Cobey Ackerman of Kealakekua; sister, Stephanie Ackerman of Kealakekua; a grandson; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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Ige urges parents to vaccinate keiki

Gov. David Ige said Monday about 14% of children ages 5 to 11 statewide have received at least one shot of vaccine to inoculate them against the novel coronavirus.

Eleven arrested in prostitution sting

CORRECTION 11-24-21 9:10 a.m.: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported that Joseph Michael Powell had a Nov. 23 court date. That is a different Joseph Powell and a different case, on Maui. The Tribune-Herald regrets the error.

Chief: No evidence parade-crash suspect knew anyone on route

WAUKESHA, Wis. — The SUV driver who plowed into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing at least five people and injuring 48, was leaving the scene of a domestic dispute that had taken place just minutes earlier, Waukesha’s police chief said Monday.

Rittenhouse tells Fox News ‘not a racist person,’ backs BLM

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Rittenhouse, who was acquitted on charges stemming from killing two men and wounding another during the unrest that followed the shooting of a Black man by a white police officer, said in a wide-ranging interview that aired Monday night he’s “not a racist person” and supports the Black Lives Matter movement.

EU wants calm amid virus protests; rioters called ‘idiots’

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — In the face of demonstrations across much of Europe protesting tough COVID-19 measures over the past days, authorities on Monday pleaded for patience, calm and a willingness to get a vaccine shot in the arm as infections spike upward again.

Medicare Advantage spending needs a closer look

Medicare Advantage plans are popular, convenient and fast-growing — and a rising drain on taxpayers, new research has found. A former federal health official said his analysis showed that Medicare overpaid these private plans by more than $106 billion in recent years, costs that are only expected to soar. Federal regulators and Congress need to get a grip on this spending, where every dollar on needless services and unearned profit robs enrollees and taxpayers alike.

Obituaries for November 23

Joan Koval Baldwin, 71, of Hilo died Nov. 16 at home. Born in Chicago, she was a retired corporate librarian for Weyerhaeuser, had also worked for Boeing, Pennzoil and others, had a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and master’s degree in library science from the University of Illinois and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. No services. Survived by husband, Gerald E. “Gerry” Baldwin of Hilo; sister, Ruth Koval of Chicago. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Let’s Talk Food: Mushrooms for a healthier body

My grandson Quentin loves math and science and one of his favorite books is “Mushrooms of Hawaii” by Don E. Hemmes Ph.D., and Dennis E Desjardin, Ph.D. Because of that interest in mushrooms, he was very excited to eat them. We made a super easy creamy mushroom pasta, which everyone enjoyed.

Waimea’s annual Christmas parade set for Dec. 4

It’s time for Waimea’s 60th Annual Christmas Twilight Parade from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. This will be a drive-through parade beginning at the Kalani Schutte Waimea District Park on Ala ‘Ohia Road, on the south end of town, and exit at Pukalani Stables.