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From the Ground UP: Pinning down proper time to prune is tricky

Proper pruning time is one of the hardest landscape tasks to pin down. March is ideal because it is the late dormant season, just before the onset ... »

$130,000 grant intended to improve bmix of planning and public health

CEDAR RAPIDS — The American Planning Association-Iowa Chapter recently received a $130,000 grant from its parent organization to implement t ... »

Holocaust survivor to share her story in Cedar Rapids

When Renata Laxova was just 8 years old, a train took her away from everything she had ever known. She said goodbye to her country, her language an ... »

University of Iowa hospitals ranks among nation’s best employers

IOWA CITY — Forbes this week unveiled its 2015 list of America’s best employers, and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics ran ... »

Medical marijuana bill advances in Iowa Senate

DES MOINES — A Senate committee voted Thursday to establish a comprehensive medical cannabis program for Iowans seeking relief from debilita ... »

Report: Doctors skittish of revealing Alzheimer's diagnosis

Someone develops Alzheimer's disease every 67 seconds in the United States, according to the Alzheimer's Association. But a ... »

History advocates left with questions after meeting

DES MOINES — The largest assessment of the State Historical Society of Iowa’s 157-year-old archives still is far from complete. But s ... »

Chicken eggs incubating at Center Point library

CENTER POINT — The Center Point Public Library soon should be playing host to a number of fuzzy newborn chicks.

This is the fifth yea ... »

Iowa Senate approves ban on minors using tanning beds

DES MOINES — Iowa minors under 18 years of age would be banned from commercial tanning salons under a bill that narrowly won bipartisan appr ... »

Violinists wanted: Well known Slovak violinist to teach master classes

The National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library is looking for talented student musicians to take part in a master class with Slovak violinist Filip ... »

Iowa All Over: Gladbrook changing, evolving with the times

A lot has changed over the years in Gladbrook.

Businesses have come and gone. Others have changed hands. A school building recently closed as ... »

Report shows Medicaid expansion helping reduce uncompensated care

The number of uninsured or self-pay hospital admissions and emergency department visits has fallen substantially in states that chose to expand Med ... »

Staton Golden Anniversary
Staton Golden Anniversary Norval and Helen (McNeal) Staton were united in Holy Matrimony on March 27, 1965 at the Assembly of God Chur ... »
Off the Map: Wilder Museum a ‘special treasure’

STRAWBERRY POINT — Contrary to popular assumption, the Wilder Memorial Museum is not connected with Laura Ingalls Wilder, but with Frank and ... »