Ester Knapp
ESTER KNAPP Waubeek Ester Ellen Etzel Knapp, 91, of Waubeek, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Funeral service: 11 a.m. Friday, April 3, at ... »
June Herbst
JUNE HERBST Swisher June Herbst of North Port, Fla., formerly of Swisher, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 28, 2015, after a long and cour ... »
Jones County Jail inmate dies

ANAMOSA — An inmate at the Jones County Jail died last month.

According to a Jones County Sheriff’s Office news release, deputi ... »

Political Cartoon

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For the love of skating

The cold air gusts around her, filling her with exhilaration. Her hair is pulled back into a low ponytail, but her bangs sweep across her fa ... »

Donald Berger
DONALD BERGER Fairfax Donald W. Berger, 88, of Fairfax, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Willow Gardens Care Center in Marion. Services are pending with Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids. »
Virgil Monroe
OSSIAN Virgil Monroe, 87, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ossian. »
Willard Carson
WILLARD CARSON Troy Mills Willard Carson, 84, died Monday, March 30, 2015, at St. Luke's Hospital. Funeral services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Apri ... »
Mary Trinka
MARY TRINKA Solon Mary Olive Hall Trinka, 88, quietly passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. Cedar Memorial ... »
Can we afford our dependence on Midwestern renewable fuels?

editor’s note — In the spirit of April Fools’ Day, we offer this bit of satire ... »

Sara Rion
CEDAR RAPIDS Sara K. Rion, 66, died Monday, March 30, 2015. Iowa Cremation. »
Virginia Larsen
VIRGINIA LARSEN Mount Vernon Virginia May Larsen, 92, of Mount Vernon, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her children on Monday, Ma ... »
Helen Swalley
CEDAR RAPIDS Helen Swalley, 88, died Monday, March 30, 2015. Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. »
Road closed as Iowa City soccer season begins

IOWA CITY — The primary access road to Iowa City’s Kickers Soccer Park will be closed just as the youth soccer season begins.

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Ronald Shuck
OELWEIN Ronald Wayne Shuck, 57, died Monday, March 30, 2015. Geilenfeld Funeral Home, Oelwein. »