People & Places

Marion alley project seeks community feedback

MARION — The city is soliciting input from community members before breaking ground on an alley beautification project.

On Tuesday, t ... »

Off the Map: Lansing organization helps plan activities

Downtown Lansing, on the Mississippi River in Allamakee County, was designated a National Historic District in September.

The area, from the ... »

Pants-Free Parenting — Unhinged: A tale of a son’s destruction

Just the other night, at a friend’s house my baby walked up to me and handed me a long metal pin. “Oh no,” he said and walked ... »

Iowa all Over: Dell’s Diner in Waverly

Every town needs its Main Street, and every Main Street needs its diner.

In Waverly, that place is Dell’s Diner, sandwiched in between ... »

One-of-a-kind climb up iced silo near Cedar Falls

CEDAR FALLS — Few people look forward to frigid temperatures.

Don Briggs, a University of Northern Iowa professor, is one of them.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates lecture highlights challenges of being black in Iowa

IOWA CITY — Fellow students have told University of Iowa senior Justin Roberson that before coming to the university, they had never even se ... »

At Rockwell event, girls break down engineering stereotypes

If engineering companies want to attract more girls to the field, according to Eastern Iowa eighth graders, holding events like the one they attend ... »

A day (or two) in Decorah

DECORAH - Though Decorah is busiest when it’s warm, I was pleasantly surprised to find plenty to do during a recent cold, and very snowy wee ... »

Pants-Free Parenting: Ways parents can pay for college

My husband is a planner. Our first Halloween in our house as I prepared for our first round of trick-or-treaters, he handed me a spreadsheet with t ... »

Clermont teen named 2015 American Honey Queen

CLERMONT — Gabrielle Hemesath, 19, of Clermont buzzes with enthusiasm when talking about honeybees.

Hemesath, a freshman at Iowa Stat ... »

Tips for planing your own international trip

In my travels to 53 countries, I have universally found great advantage and success in planning my own foreign travel. When planning my own trip, I ... »

Best buddies: Organization fosters relationships between students with disabilities, their peers

Elena Rasmussen and Jorge (“Andy”) Pietri have been friends since middle school.

They go bowling, see movies, run track togethe ... »

Exhibit curates Iowa’s culinary history

Iowans have been drinking coffee for a long, long time.

That’s just one takeaway from “The Land Provides: Iowa’s Culinar ... »

Cascade High School wins concert from The Band Perry

CASCADE — School on Presidents Day might seem like drawing a short straw, but students at Cascade High School worked hard for the privilege ... »

‘Luke Duke,’ actor Tom Wopat, to appear at O’Reilly Auto Parts Rod & Custom Car Show

One of the “good ol' boys” will be on hand at this year's annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Rod & Custom Car Show at the Berndes Center, 766 N ... »

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