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


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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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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Heartbreaking novel follows fairy tale format

First-time author should add more books to list


Win tickets to Iowa Festival of Beers on Aug. 31

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