Waste Not: Reduce, reuse, recycle more relevant than ever

Five hundred tons of garbage is dumped into the landfill on County Home Road in Marion each day. That's 180,000 tons of garbage each year.

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Six steps to becoming an awesome panelist

Getting comfortable with public speaking is a must if you want to raise your profile as an emerging leader or expert in your field.

But speak ... »

Shirley Schanze
WHEATLAND Shirley Schanze, 85, died Thursday, April 16, 2015. Chapman Funeral Home, Wheatland. »
Meet The Kernels - English

Name: Tanner English

Number: 2

Position: Outfield

Height/Weight: 5-foot-10, 160 pounds

Age: 22.

Hometown: Murrells In ... »

Marjorie O'Meara
CEDAR RAPIDS Marjorie O'Meara, 94, died Friday, April 17, 2015. Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. »
Pants Free Parenting: How do you raise a boy? Just like a girl

Before I had a boy a lot of people said to me, “What will you do with a boy?”

This comment was probably prompted by my complete ... »

Profile: Bob Nance. 87-years-old and still singing

Even a pending open heart surgery can't keep Bob Nance from singing.

For the past 63 years, Nance has made it to nearly every Thursday nigh ... »

Political Cartoon

Building boom on Iowa’s campuses

The brick is going up and the carpet is going down in a 501-bed residence hall slated to open on the west side of the University of Iowa campus in ... »

Group eyes regional van pool to help Interstate 380 commuters

When Della Rhodes of Marion was preparing to interview for a job at University of Iowa a few years ago, she pictured her daily commute and almost c ... »

The Week — Marijuana, Hillary’s next trip and hot new spring fashions


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Safe at Home Act deserves support

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and that made it the perfect time for the Iowa Legislature to approve the Safe at Home Act. I prou ... »

Dale Franck
DALE "BUCKET" FRANCK Cedar Rapids Dale F. "Bucket" Franck, 66, of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, April 16, 2015, at University of Iowa Hospitals a ... »
New life, look for old Bohemian cabin

ELY — A log cabin that was built in the 1800s is getting a face-lift on Paul Morf’s property near Palisades-Kepler State Park.


So many sofas

If you want to be sitting pretty after shopping for a new sofa, you’ll want to consider more than the comfort.

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