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By now, most of the world has digested the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, and millennials can sigh relief that another such re-examination is at least 10 years away. While most recent books and films have covered Kennedy’s life and the mysteries that remain, an equally compelling exploration is why people who were alive and [...]
- By Pat Blank, Iowa Public Radio/Harvest Public Media Grain bins on rural farms filled with a year’s harvest can be dangerous and when workers become trapped in the grain, it often ends in death. That’s why in Iowa, volunteer fire departments are using training and new equipment to increase the chances of survival in an entrapment. [...]
Zack Kucharski wrote a new blog post: PODCAST: ‘On Iowa Politics’ talks Hatch, who’s coming to dinner and more 2 months, 2 weeks ago · View
This week’s show includes big names for party dinners, Jack Hatch’s entry into the race and new allegations against a state senator. This week’s edition includes Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier political reporter Jon Ericson, The Gazette columnist Jenn Hemmingsen, Gazette political reporter James Lynch and Lee Enterprises Iowa Bureau Chief Mike Wiser. The show was produced [...]
The headline of a story involving Dominique Fisher pleading guilty to reduced charges misidentified the defendant. Dominique Fisher pleaded guilty to reduced charges in connection with the death of Raphael Blackwell. The headline was changed at 3:50 p.m. on Sept. 13, 2013.
The education reform law introduced new accountability measures for almost everyone connected to the K-12 system, except home-school families. The legislation created three options for home schooling, each with a different level of school and state oversight. A short description of each follows: Competent Private Instruction Home-school parents who chose Competent Private Instruction obtain the services of [...]
A post published Sept. 6, 2013 dealing with NCAA’s satisfaction with self-imposed sanctions at Iowa State incorrectly identified Iowa State basketball coach Fred Hoiberg for a brief time. Hoiberg’s first name was corrected at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 6.
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Zack Kucharski wrote a new blog post: Area Scores Roundup: Maq Valley, Monticello, BGM and Mediapolis win openers 3 months, 1 week ago · View
Ryan Parmely rushed for 280 yards and scored three touchdowns as Maquoketa Valley opened the high school football season with a 28-14 win over Starmont last night. Parmley’s total included a 65-yard run for a score at Arlington. Jake Butler had 30 carries and 201 yards rushing and two touchdowns for Starmont. MONTICELLO 28, ANAMOSA [...]
Flood preparations continue across Eastern Iowa – June 1, 2013
Flood preparations ongoing along Cedar, Iowa rivers – May 31, 2013
A look at this week’s flood preparations along the Cedar and Iowa rivers.
Zack Kucharski wrote a new blog post: CRST looking to join downtown Cedar Rapids skyline 7 months, 2 weeks ago · View
CEDAR RAPIDS — The city’s downtown skyline is poised to greet its first new office tower since the GreatAmerica Building went up in 1998. John Smith, board chairman of trucking firm CRST International and president of Cedar Rapids Real Estate Group LLP, has told the city of Cedar Rapids he wants to compete to buy the [...]
A production error caused obituaries appearing in the Feb. 23 paper to appear cut off in the print edition. The obits will be rerun in the Sunday Feb. 24 edition free of charge. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Zack Kucharski wrote a new blog post: Sumner, Fredericksburg approve school district merger 10 months ago · View
Voters overwhelmingly approved a merger between the Sumner and Fredericksburg School Districts, clearing the way for them to become a single district in July 2014. More than 96 percent of voters approved the merger. It required a simple majority in both of the districts. The districts have already been sharing academic programs, administrative staff, teachers [...]
Voters in the Williamsburg school district turned down a $7.9 million bond referendum to build a new gym at the junior-senior high school. The measure had 772 votes - or 45 percent – in favor and 950 votes – or 55 percent - against. It needed 60 percent approval to pass. A group of boosters [...]
- CUMMING, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin said Saturday he will not seek a sixth term in 2014, a decision that eases some of the burden the national Republican Party faces in retaking the Senate. Harkin, chairman of an influential Senate committee, announced his decision during an interview with The Associated Press, saying [...]
CEDAR RAPIDS — Next week, we’re rolling out some significant changes to The Gazette and TheGazette.com. Come Tuesday 9/4, the Community section returns, with local news and features organized by geographical region. This is where you’ll find Dave Rasdal’s Ramblin’ column on Mondays and Wednesdays, a new daily feature highlighting things to do, as well [...]
CEDAR RAPIDS — An accident Wednesday at the General Mills plant in Cedar Rapids resulted in the death of an employee from a contract firm. Emergency responders were dispatched around 3:15 p.m. to the plant at 4800 Edgewood Rd. SW for a report of a traumatic injury. A caller indicated a man was trapped between [...]
Zack Kucharski wrote a new blog post: Man accused of trespass after suspicious school visits 1 year, 6 months ago · View
A Cedar Rapids man faces a criminal trespass charge after allegedly violating a warning to stay away from Cedar Rapids schools. Chad Chumley, 29, of 1500 Oakland Rd., Apt. 511, was arrested on the misdemeanor charge just after 8 a.m. Monday after he allegedly visited Garfield Elementary School, 1201 Maplewood Dr. NE. Chumley was found [...]
Confession: I hoard kitchen appliances. Not your everyday appliances, like a toaster or my Kitchenaid mixer, but one-use only items, like a panini maker and more than I’m willing to admit “incredible kitchen appliances” from late-night infomarcials. Yes, I have a Magic Bullet. But this blog will focus on the panini maker. My husband gave me one for [...]
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