Mabel Postolka
MABEL POSTOLKA Sioux Rapids Mabel Postolka, 96, of Sioux Rapids, Iowa, died Sunday, May 17, 2015, at the Sioux Care Center in Sioux Rapids. Me ... »
Variety by choice, not mandate

Column readers, some in dismay, have been reaching out over the past few weeks while channeling Ronald Reagan.

“There you go again&#x ... »

Beverly Chambers
SIGOURNEY Beverly R. Chambers, 90, died Thursday, May 21, 2015. Holm Funeral Home, Sigourney. »
Vicki Bahr
SWISHER Vicki Sue Bahr, 43, died Thursday, May 21, 2015. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. »
Catherine Mattes
CATHERINE MATTES Washington Catherine Mary Mattes, 100, of Washington, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at the Halcyon House in Washin ... »
Health threatened by tobacco products

To the editor:

Tobacco products still threaten the health of millions around the world whether they smoke or not.

Let’s pursue ... »

Thor Osterholt
CHELSEA Thor William Curtis Osterholt, 19, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn. »
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Robert Cousins
ROBERT COUSINS Cedar Rapids Robert V. Cousins, 58, of Cedar Rapids and formerly of Iowa City, died at his home on Thursday, May 21, 2015, from c ... »
University of Iowa worker fired for violating privacy law

A University of Iowa student health employee was fired and a second staffer disciplined after discussing pregnancy test results of the girlfriend o ... »

Lisa Stodola
LISA STODOLA Cedar Rapids Lisa Anne Stodola, 46, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, formerly of St. Louis, Mo., passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at the ... »
Honeybees aren’t the only pollinators on the block

After being taken for granted for decades, pollinators are in the spotlight due in large part because of dramatic declines in honeybees and monarch ... »

Lawsuit criticism misses the mark

There are some pretty stark numbers that you will have to deal with if you want to argue against Bill Stowe and the Des Moines Water Works lawsuit. ... »

Dave Bappe
DECORAH Dave Bappe, 83, died Thursday, May 21, 2015. Schluter-Balik Funeral Home, Decorah. »
State, industry and consumers to feel economic impact of avian flu

DES MOINES — Stay calm and cook your eggs.

That’s the advice from a trio on the front lines of the battle to contain and defeat ... »