Beverly Lentner
TAMA Beverly Jean Lentner, 77, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Kruse-Phillips Funeral Homes, Tama-Toledo. »
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 ... »
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 ... »
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 ... »
Ron Thomas
RON THOMAS North Liberty Ron Thomas, 66, passed peacefully Friday, July 3, 2015. A memorial service to celebrate Ron's life will be held at 10 a ... »
Peggy O'Brien
INDEPENDENCE Peggy J. O'Brien, 82, died Thursday, July 2, 2015. White Funeral Home, Independence. »
Marion library board wants to move ahead on mixed-use project

MARION — It could be change again, as soon as next spring, for the Marion Public Library when a new building could be under construction, of ... »

The president and the press

(My annual Independence Day-ish shot of patriotic satire)

White House briefing room, ... »

Paul Hutchins
PAUL HUTCHINS Cedar Rapids Paul R. Hutchins, 82, of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center. Mass of the Resurrection ... »
Denise Needham
DENISE NEEDHAM Marion Denise C. Needham, 86, of Marion, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy ... »