Get out in the Greenbelt this Weekend
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Are you looking for something to do over the weekend? We've got you covered. Here's a list of five things you could do today, Saturday and Sunday without leaving Hardin County. And if you're looking for more area fun, check…
Hardin County receives COVID-19 vaccines for youngest children
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Hardin County’s youngest residents will soon have access to COVID-19 vaccines.
Iowa's federal and state officials, candidates react to Roe overturn
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Iowa’s state and federal office holders and election challengers drew clear battle lines over the legality of abortion on Friday following the announcement of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which protected the right for…
Area students make Loras spring 2022 Dean's List
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DUBUQUE — Loras College has announced the names of students who achieved dean’s list status for the 2022 spring semester. A student must earn a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours to be recognized…
Fayette County Extension Calendar
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Three Oelwein residents hurt in Highway 63 crash
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An Oelwein driver and two passengers were treated for non-life threatening injuries from a crash at the intersection of Highway 63 and Dunkerton Road on Friday.
Bellis named Fairbank Island Queen
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FAIRBANK — 2022 Fairbank Island Days Queen Brylee Bellis was crowned by her 2021 counterpart Mary Bodensteiner in a ceremony Thursday night on the parkade, near the footbridge to Island Park.
Brown's Lake Bigelow Park campground to re-open
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Woodbury County nature enthusiasts won't have to wait much longer for campgrounds to start re-opening at Brown's Lake-Bigelow Park near Salix.
Dubuque opens pedestrian tunnels along Bee Branch
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Dubuque Mayor Brad Cavanagh, donning his helmet, mounted his bike Friday afternoon and rode through the city's new Bee Branch Creek pedestrian tunnels.
Quad-Cities abortion rights rallies slated for this weekend
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Rallies are being planned in the Quad-Cities this weekend to protest Friday's Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.
Cass County residents arrested on federal fentanyl-related charges
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Five Cass County residents were arrested on federal drug trafficking charges.
'The victory has been realized': Longtime anti-abortion activists celebrate end of Roe
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"I didn't think it would take this long," said 88-year-old Shirley Lang. "There have been people praying all over America to undo this because it is wrong."
Report shows alarming trends about alcohol use among Iowans
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A recent report shows an increase not only in alcohol use but also in the number of alcohol-involved deaths. It also details some policy recommendations to reduce these deaths.
Anti-abortion, abortion-rights groups react to Roe v. Wade decision
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DES MOINES, Iowa — Local leaders were reacting to the US Supreme Court ruling which overturned Roe v. Wade. The ruling made abortion legal in the U.S. since the 1970s. “Roe versus Wade is overturned 50 years later and after 62 million babies dead,” said Iowa Family Leader CEO Bob Vanerplaats.  “The good news is [...]
How the 'Climate Shift Index' will link daily temperatures to climate change
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Climate Central recently revealed a new way to understand the link between our daily weather and human-caused climate change. It's called the Climate Shift Index. As the atmosphere of the Earth warms, we've seen a shift in climate. In our current climate, the overall average is warmer, but there is also a better chance of [...]
AP News Summary at 5:02 p.m. EDT
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Storm Lake man sentenced to federal prison on gun charge
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SIOUX CITY -- A Storm Lake, Iowa, man was sentenced Thursday to eight years in federal prison for possession of a stolen firearm.
Onawa teen found guilty of 3 counts sexual abuse, acquitted on 7 others
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ONAWA, Iowa -- An Onawa teen could face up to 30 years in prison after a judge found him guilty of sexually assaulting two girls.
PREP BASEBALL: Titans rule over Monarchs; Trojans end skid
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Lewis Central 15, Denison-Schleswig 3: The bats lit up the scoreboard for the Titans as 11 hits helped L.C. score at least one run in each inning, therefore, ending the game in five innings.
Peru man arrested week after shooting neighbor amid dispute, authorities say
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Guadalupe DeLaCruz turned himself into the Nemaha County Sheriff's Office early Friday morning, nearly a week after a shooting last weekend in the 1200 block of Sixth Street in Peru, the state patrol said.
Authorities identify man killed in Iowa grain silo collapse
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The Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man killed in a grain silo collapse as a 30-year-old resident of the small southeast Iowa city of Winfield. The sheriff's office said Friday taht Rickey Ryan Kammerer was killed in…
Polk County fire destroys detached garage
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POLK COUNTY, Iowa -- A fire in Saylor Township destroyed a detached garage Friday morning. The Saylor Township Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at a home in the 4700 block of NW 6th Drive. According to a Facebook press release there was no one inside of the burning structure. When firefighters arrived [...]
Car crashes into Mexican restaurant in Des Moines
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DES MOINES, Iowa -- A car crashed into a Mexican restaurant building in Des Moines on Friday afternoon. The Des Moines Police Department responded to a crash at the intersection of Indianola Ave. and East Hillside Ave. at around 2:30 p.m. Law enforcement said the male driver was heading northbound at a high-rate of speed. [...]
Iowa's elected officials react to SCOTUS overturning Roe v. Wade
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Iowa’s elected officials reacted to the news of the United States Supreme Court’s decision overruling the landmark 1973 case, Roe v. Wade. The 6-3 decision in Dobbs v. Jackson says that the Constitution does not confer the right to an…
50 years since Title IX, Iowa women share how the law impacted them
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Title IX passed 50 years ago, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity receiving federal funds. Though the impacts have been broad, the law is best known for opening the doors for women's sports.