Virginia Evans
VIRGINIA EVANS Davenport Funeral services and Mass of the Christian Burial for Virginia M. Evans, 83, of Davenport, formerly of Big Rock, will ... »
Susan Soden
SUSAN SODEN Marion Susan Kay Soden, 65, of Marion, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her loving family, after a b ... »
Grace Haines
SIGOURNEY Grace Mae Haines, 95, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Holm Funeral Home, Sigourney. »
Regina Mere
REGINA MERE Olin Regina "Gina" Mere, 44, of Olin, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Anamosa after a courageous battle with cancer. Her ... »
Sally Mason refills DI’s dance card

Don’t forget to enjoy the dance.

That’s the advice my first newspaper editor offered nearly every time I left to do an intervie ... »

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Farming practices had to change

To the editor:

I could not let John Braumann’s Nov. 21 letter “Gestation crates should be banned” go unanswered.

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Patricia Schenk
LISBON Patricia A. Sizer Schenk, 81, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Morgan Funeral and Cremation Choices, Mount Vernon. »
Richard Lloyd-Jones
RICHARD LLOYD-JONES Iowa City Richard "Jix" Lloyd-Jones, longtime resident of Iowa City, died of leukemia on Oct. 7, 2014. A memorial service ... »
Scott Beaty
SCOTT BEATY Cedar Rapids Scott D. "Steele" Beaty, 45, of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Memorial services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan ... »
Seeds of destruction have been sown

To the editor:

The economic theory of capitalism has been considered in England, the United States and other nations as the system most benef ... »

Miriam Brown
MAQUOKETA Miriam Brown, 86, of Maquoketa, formerly of Andrew and Monmouth, died Thursday evening, Dec. 18, 2014. Carson Celebration of Life Center, Maquoketa. »
Latham: Caucuses more important than Iowa straw poll

JOHNSTON — If it comes down to a choice between precinct caucuses and the Iowa GOP straw poll, U.S. Rep. Tom Latham is squarely on the side ... »

Merlyn Briggman
MANCHESTER Merlyn "Butch" Briggman, 69, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Leonard-Muller Funeral Home, Manchester. »
Donna Bodkin
OLIN Donna M. Bodkin, 82, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Lahey Funeral Home, Olin. »
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