Verna Simmons
VICTOR Verna Simmons, 84, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Smith Funeral Home, Victor. »
Two face charges in multicounty burglary investigation

BREMER COUNTY — Two men have been arrested in a multicounty, multiagency burglary investigation and more arrests are likely on the way.

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Donald Hendrickson
DONALD HENDRICKSON Washington Donald Dean Hendrickson, 83, of Washington, Iowa, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at the Halcyon House in Washington. ... »
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Carolyn Reilly
CAROLYN REILLY Cedar Rapids Carolyn Lee Reilly, 65, of 1124 16th Ave. SW, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Cl ... »
Marjorie Bowers
CEDAR RAPIDS Marjorie Bowers, 87, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids. »
MONICA REED Cedar Rapids Monica Dynette Reed, 44, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at Allen Hospital in Waterloo from a sudden illness. Monica wa ... »
Linn-Mar letting bids for $30 million high school renovation project

MARION — The Linn-Mar school board Monday night authorized DLR Group of Des Moines to begin letting bids later this week for a $30 million r ... »

Allies looking to continue work transforming Cedar Lake

CEDAR RAPIDS — Advocates for the transformation of Cedar Lake just north of downtown Cedar Rapids have found new friends that matter.

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Gary Ash
GARY ASH Postville Gary Roger Ash, 76, of West Union, formerly of Postville, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in West Union. Visitation will be held ... »
Iowa school start dates now set by edict from above

So the Iowa Department of Education has launched No Butter Cow Left Behind.

Of course, the department has a different name for what it rolled ... »

Coralville man accused of breaking into grandparents’ home, stealing car

CORALVILLE — A Coralville man is accused of breaking into his grandparents’ home and stealing their vehicle.

According to Coral ... »

Branstad discharged from Des Moines hospital, resting ‘comfortably’

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad was released from a Des Moines hospital Tuesday morning and is “resting comfortably” at his r ... »

Electing regents is not the answer

The idea that politics and cronyism should not be part of the state Board of Regents selection process is a no-brainer. Determining the best path t ... »

Wake up, Speaker of the House

To the editor:

During the State of the Union address on Jan. 20, the only way I knew House Speaker John Boehner was awake was when he got his ... »

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