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Morning Buzz: 5 things to know for February 19

Posted at 10:32 AM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 10:32:10-05

1. According to a new data poll, it pays to be a doctor. The latest research from the U.S. News and World Report shows the top 10 highest paying jobs, and they're all in the medical field.

Anesthesiologists took the top spot, making on average more than $260,000 a year. Next are surgeons, followed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

Obstetricians and gynecologists are tied at fourth place, with orthodontists rounding out the top five.

Although the healthcare field is proving to be lucrative, a separate study from the association of American Medical Colleges shows med school comes at a steep price.

the average cost of a one-year, in-state school can run more than $37,000.

2. The days of sipping on a beverage at a soda shop are back.

Pfaff's first opened in the 1950's as a pharmacy, and stayed open until 2018. Now it's reopening on the east end of Grand Haven with its original feel and a new name.

Pfaff's Corner will now be a gift shop, coffee bar and soda fountain.

For store hours, find them on Facebook.

3. It's the end of an era for one of Indiana's oldest amusement parks.

Indiana Beach in Monticello has closed with no plans to reopen.

The President of the White County Economic Development Corporation says the park's parent company, California-based Apex Parks, cited financial reasons for the closure.

In addition to dozens of seasonal workers, Indiana Beach Employed 27 people in administrative and maintenance positions. Those workers were offered six weeks compensation.

Indiana Beach opened in 1926 and had become an iconic landmark in North Central Indiana.

4. Peeps fans have several new options this Easter.

There are five new flavors, including Root Beer Float, Froot Loops, Hot Tamales Fierce Cinnamon, Raspberry Dipped In Creme-Flavored Fudge, and Chocolate Pudding Bunnies.

There are also Mini-Peeps and Peeps Jellybeans to fit inside your Easter eggs.

Kellogg's is making Peeps Cereal again, and international delight will put out Peeps-flavored coffee creamer again.

5. Give a high-give or a hug to a veteran today, specifically women vets. It's National Vet Girls Rise Day!

The day honors the women who put their lives on the line to protect the U.S.

Nearly two million women have answered the call to serve and are now veterans.

Military women have been around since the Revolutionary War, although they often weren't recognized for their service. But now, women who choose to be soldiers are praised for their abilities.

So take time today to honor those women and thank them for their sacrifices.