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Pastor burnout: Who helps the helpers?

Worshippers aren’t the only ones leaving the church.

The pulpits too are experiencing an exodus as pastors — burned out and de ... »

Goodwill prevocational training program outpacing original goals

Rob Doucette was given a second chance at succeeding in the workplace.

Now he has an opportunity to demonstrate his skills working in a fas ... »

North Liberty church hosting proactive forum on diversity

NORTH LIBERTY — Diversity in North Liberty will be the topic of a coming event.

Hosted by North Liberty’s First United Methodis ... »

Mount Vernon audio tour soon will be available

Visitors curious about the stories behind some of the most historic buildings in Mount Vernon soon will be able to learn more with a simple phone c ... »

Korean churches fill spiritual, practical needs in Iowa City area

Korean may seem unlikely to hear often in Tiffin, a small town about 10 minutes west of Iowa City. Visit the farming community on a Sunday afternoo ... »

Families get Ready to Read at Young Parents Network meeting

CEDAR RAPIDS — Through a new program aimed at improving literacy, the Young Parents Network is giving area parents and children access to bo ... »

Drops of art: Local artist shares free art with the community

CEDAR RAPIDS — A trip to Pensacola last year led Michelle Pendergrass to begin sharing her art in a different way.

“We went to ... »

Conference aims to encourage female leadership

To help encourage young girls to engage in leadership, a collection of women’s groups from around the area have banded together to create th ... »

Police trading cards show ‘human side’ of Iowa City Police

IOWA CITY — Among the Iowa City Police Department’s 35 new trading cards, Sgt. Scott Gaarde’s stands out.

Gaarde, the de ... »

Area programs turn used license plates into money for local charities

Iowa drivers go through a lot of license plates.

Every month, Johnson County Treasurer Thomas Kriz’s office collects hundreds of used ... »

PFLAG plans to continue bibliotherapy program

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids chapter of PFLAG is examining the initial impact of its bibliotherapy program.

The program, which bega ... »

Medical cannabis info meeting Jan. 28

Iowans 4 Medical Cannabis will present an informational program on how Iowans might benefit from a medical cannabis program at 7 p.m. Wednesday in ... »

Miss Iowa kicking off series on diversity

Nina Yu still remembers the moment that stung, a moment when she was made to feel she shouldn’t be proud of who she is.

“I reme ... »

Documentary: You may have a hereditary disease, would you want to know?

When Jamie Parish was 25, she made a wrenching decision: to get tested for the genetic condition that causes Huntington’s disease.

It ... »

Hy-Vee to host charity event with Bachelor Chris Soules

CEDAR RAPIDS — Chris Soules is coming to Cedar Rapids.

Hy-Vee will sponsor the charity event “Cocktails with Chris and ‘ ... »

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