Life & Accent

Library lifeline for community of Garrison

Community building new library after devastating 2011 windstorm

Underground 'sinkhole' discovered near I-380 likely 150 year old beer caves

Archaeologists investigating; Transportation officials say it is structurally sound

Health

Iowa nursing homes lose more than 40 percent of staff each year

High turnover linked to poorer outcomes for residents

Beth Ann Appleby-Murphy was snoring when her nurse entered the room one morning.

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Food

From the pantry: Peach crisp satisfies summer cravings, crunch with less butter

Summer is the time of cravings — the kind of cravings that really can’t be satisfied any other time of the year.

Corn in the...

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People and Places

Vinton theater a community treasure

Palace Theatre “is really owned by the public”

VINTON — As manager of the Palace Theatre in Vinton, Marcy Horst wants to make each movie outing a special experience.

The Palace...

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Books

Heartbreaking novel follows fairy tale format

First-time author should add more books to list

Hoopla

Win tickets to Iowa Festival of Beers on Aug. 31

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