An Iowan who’s recovered from a serious case of Covid is urging others to donate their plasma. Sue Kasperbauer got Covid at the end of June and ended up in the hospital. “When I got there, they told my family that it could go either way,” Kasperbauer says. “…The first night they started me on […]
University of Iowa president Bruce Harreld, preparing to retire next year, predicts the competition among the state’s higher education community for scarce state support will escalate in coming years. “Resources have been constrained for many a year,” Harreld said at the Board of Regents meeting last week, “and they’re apt to stay that way.” The […]
Most of us won’t likely remember 2020 fondly but as we enter the year’s home stretch, Iowans are urged to find something beautiful and capture an image of it. Kevin Techau, executive director of Keep Iowa Beautiful, says the organization’s 20th annual photography contest is now accepting entries. “We have five categories: Iowa Landscape, Iowa […]
Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says this year’s increase in farm income is leading to an increase in farmland prices. “Farmers are out there and they’re feeling better about the economy, but unfortunately we’re not seeing it in the businesses on what we call ‘Rural Mainstreet,'” Goss says. Every month, Goss surveys rural bankers for […]
While Thanksgiving is usually a time of gathering for feasts with friends and families, this year’s pandemic has demolished many of those hopes and happy times. Mary Limas is a therapist with the Senior Life Solutions program at Van Diest Medical Center in Webster City. Limas says we all need to be watchful of warning […]