How They’re Doing: Metro, area, former Hawkeyes in pro baseball

Here’s your weekly look at how minor leaguers from the Metro, area and University of Iowa are faring.

— Chad Christensen (Cedar ... »

Tenants of Hach Brothers building embrace wood, brick, natural light

CEDAR RAPIDS — When Mary Abel and Scott Zach were looking for new digs for their respective design studio and insurance businesses, they foun ... »

This Fourth of July weekend, let freedom ring

Across our great nation, the Fourth of July weekend will be a time for fireworks, parades and barbecues. My hope is that while all Iowans enjoy the ... »

Beverly Lentner
TAMA Beverly Jean Lentner, 77, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Kruse-Phillips Funeral Homes, Tama-Toledo. »
Let’s not forget the ladies

Thanks to Schoolhouse Rock, I can no longer read the preamble to the Constitution. I must sing it.

“W ... »

Daxton Beal
BELLE PLAINE Daxton Clifford Beal, 9-day-old son of Derek Beal and Melissa Hoffman, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Hrabak Funeral Home, Belle Plaine. »
David Bird
OTHER DEATHS David Lee "Fuzz" Bird, 68, of Denver, Iowa, formerly of Wauzeka, Wis., died Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Thornburn-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Prairie du Chien, Wis. »
James Leaven
JAMES LEAVEN Iowa City James F. "Jim" Leaven, 64, of Iowa City, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Solon Nursing Care Center. His family ex ... »
From the Ground Up: ‘Go native’ when it comes to landscaping your yard

Q: Everyone keeps talking about planting native plants. What are they and why should I plant them?

A: Goo ... »

Two No. 1 ranked softball teams fall at Rick Doran Classic

IOWA CITY – Class 5A No. 1 Iowa City West and Class 3A No. 1 Benton both lost battles with highly-ranked foes at the Rick Doran Classic on F ... »

John Morehead
JOHN MOREHEAD Cedar Rapids John Ira Morehead, 88, of Marshalltown, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at the Iowa Veterans ... »
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Jeannine Kennedy
JEANNINE KENNEDY Dyersville Jeannine Y. (Heinrichs) Kennedy, 86, of Dyersville, died Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Oak Crest Manor, Dyersville. Vis ... »
Shryock takes home $10,000 at Aftermarket Nationals

FARLEY — Kelly Shryock has been working on or driving dirt Modifieds in four different decades.

Since the 1980s — and lo ... »

Richard Zenisek
RICHARD ZENISEK Fairfax Richard J. Zenisek, 85, passed peacefully at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha on Wednesda ... »