Carol Dillon
SIGOURNEY Carol Dillon, 77, died Saturday, March 28, 2015. Holm Funeral Home, Sigourney. »
Thomas Peska
THOMAS PESKA Marengo Thomas Dean Peska, 54, of Marengo, died Sunday, March 29, 2015, at his home. Funeral services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April ... »
Farmland values fall on commodity prices

The average value of a good acre of Iowa farmland declined 7.6 percent to $9,924 over the past six months, according to a survey released Tuesday b ... »

Cindy Jackson
INDEPENDENCE Cindy L. Jackson, 61, died Monday, March 30, 2015. Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory, Independence. »
Marion Independent school board keeps property tax levy steady

MARION — The Marion Independent school board this week certified a $38.6 million budget for 2015-2016 that keeps the district’s prope ... »

Provide more tools to fight K2

The ever-shifting makeup of dangerous synthetic drugs, sold and marketed under names such K2, bath salts and spice, has been a consistent source of ... »

Symposium to feature Chinese photojournalist Wang Wenlan

A University of Iowa symposium highlighting the evolution of photojournalism will coincide with the opening of a new exhibit.

“From L ... »

Cedar Rapids closes in on final flood control lines

CEDAR RAPIDS — Engineering and design consultants Tuesday unveiled a proposed near-final alignment of the city's coming flood control system, ... »

School districts exploring propane as eco-friendly bus option

With emission standards and budgets tightening, more school districts are shifting from diesels to what they call cleaner, greener, and cheaper pro ... »

Iona Hrdlicka
IONA HRDLICKA Marion Iona P. Hrdlicka, 80, of Marion, died Saturday, March 28, 2015, at St. Luke's Hospice, Cedar Rapids. Funeral service: 1:30 ... »
McDonough excited to compete in hometown

CEDAR RAPIDS — One of the Metro’s top wrestlers returns home.

Matt McDonough carved his niche as four-time state medalis ... »

Police say Oxford man sold two pounds of pot to undercover officer

JOHNSON COUNTY — An Oxford man arrested Monday is accused of selling 2 pounds of marijuana to an undercover officer.

According to John ... »

Fronk looks to join exclusive goal-scoring club

CEDAR RAPIDS – He has five games left to join a club that’s really exclusive.

Winger Jiri Fronk of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders ... »

Aug. 23 Iowa school start date bill heading to governor

DES MOINES — Legislation barring K-12 schools from starting fall classes before Aug. 23 is on its way to Gov. Terry Branstad’s desk f ... »

Bluder named Pan-American Games coach

IOWA CITY — Lisa Bluder’s summer just got busier.

Bluder was named Tuesday as head coach of the 2015 U.S. Pan-American w ... »