Maurice Bucksbaum

MAURICE "MAURY" BUCKSBAUM Marshalltown Maurice "Maury" Bucksbaum, 93, died in Boca Raton, Fla., on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Funeral services w ...

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Letter: A student’s plea to Paul Pate

Since I turned 18 I have voted in every election I was able to. This includes general elections and primaries, but also bond issues and off-year munic ...

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Brett Murdoch

BRETT JOHN MURDOCH Marion Brett John Murdoch, 36, of Marion, flew home with Jesus on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hosp ...

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Eugene Kunkel

WEST LIBERTY Eugene "Gene" Lee Kunkel, 85, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Henderson-Barker Funeral Home, West Liberty.

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Mississippi tornado kills four, traps others

(Reuters) - A strong tornado killed at least four people in southern Mississippi and left many others trapped in their homes after touching down in th ...

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Marvin Divis

MARVIN LEE DIVIS Cedar Rapids Marvin Lee Divis, 70, of Cedar Rapids, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. On this day, hea ...

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Is it OK to coddle, or not?

Few things are as frustrating as legislative hypocrisy. Remember a few months ago, just after the presidential election, when Iowa Rep. Bobby Kaufmann ...

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Lois Batson

CEDAR RAPIDS Lois Carol Batson, 81, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion.

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Two historic University of Iowa dorms receive civil rights grant

IOWA CITY - Though the University of Iowa began admitting black students as early as the 1870s, usually only white students received spots in student ...

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Letter: Sunday event promotes peace

In acknowledgment of the divisiveness, mistrust, alienation and anger that festers in our society, more than a dozen Iowa City-area organizations have ...

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Bonnie Schmelzer

BONNIE SCHMELZER Cedar Rapids Bonnie Schmelzer, 70, of Cedar Rapids, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Memorial Mas ...

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Brian Todd

BRIAN MICHAEL TODD Marion Brian Michael Todd, 54, of Denver, Colo., formerly of Marion, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at Denver Hospice ...

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Margaret Fankhauser

WEST LIBERTY Margaret Fankhauser, 92, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. Henderson-Barker Funeral Home, West Liberty.

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Rodney Dumont

WELLMAN Rodney D. Dumont, 44, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Yoder-Powell Funeral Home, Kalona.

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Strength training tops the exercise list

Editor's note: Adam Rees is founder of GRIT Gym, a gym based on results, creating a culture and lifestyle of performance, strength, health and freedom ...

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