Staff and students at Drake University and the University of Northern Iowa have built several so-called “tiny houses” that will eventually help homeless people in Des Moines. Three of the 148-square-foot structures constructed on the UNI campus in Cedar Falls were shipped out this week. UNI Technology Department professor Scott Greenhalgh says the homes are […]
A north-central Iowa man who brought joy to people around the planet through the fuzzy stuffed animals he designed and created is being remembered at a new museum in the region. Steve Schutt was an art teacher from Clarion who started making teddy bears in 1980 and developed such a skill, that his bears became […]
The “Masked Veteran” has completed his 330-mile statewide journey, crossing the finish line at the Burlington riverfront on Friday night. Joshua Jorgensen started his trek in Council Bluffs late last week as a way to call attention to veteran suicide and post-traumatic stress. Jorgensen, who is from Adel, says the toughest part of the run […]
Republican Senator Joni Ernst faced a loud crowd at the University of Iowa Friday afternoon as she took questions at a town-hall-style meeting. Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act were the hot topic. The audience cheered when Ernst said it’s unlikely the GOP’s latest proposal will pass. “We do have two […]
The Lee County Sheriff has made an arrest in the death of a man at a roadside park near Wever in February. State and local officers worked for several months on the case until a suspect was  identifed. Deputies charged 35-year-old Joseph Mayorga Jr with first-degree murder in the death of 47-year-old James Nelson. Mayorga […]