George Heller

GEORGE HELLER Marengo George Heller, 86, passed away suddenly Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at his home. Funeral services: 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at ...

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Joelle Kent

JOELLE RAEANN KENT Anamosa Joelle RaeAnn Kent, infant daughter of Miranda Husted and Brandon Kent, was stillborn Feb. 21, 2017, at St. Luke's Ho ...

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Robert Weldon

ROBERT W. WELDON Cedar Rapids Robert W. Weldon of Cedar Rapids died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Private family services will be held at St. Matt ...

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Denise Davis

DENISE M. DAVIS Cedar Rapids Denise M. Davis passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at home. Denise was born Aug. 8, 1970, in Iowa City to Cathy ...

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John Dircks

CLARENCE John H. Dircks, 88, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Chapman Funeral Home, Clarence.

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Ramona Everman

RAMONA EVERMAN Postville Ramona Everman, 87, of Postville, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at Ossian Senior Hospice, Ossian. Visitation will be ...

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Letter: Presidential candidates need vetting

Our country needs extreme vetting of presidential candidates. Possible criteria include the following:1. Have you read the United States Constitution, ...

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Donna Lillie

DONNA ARNOLD LILLIE Independence Donna Arnold Lillie, 96, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. Serv ...

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Letter: It’s time to accept Trump as president

Nationally the media and the Democratic Party have become unhinged. Observations:The election was a barrage of irrational, mean spirited and nasty pol ...

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Wallace Smith

WALLACE NORMAN SMITH Cedar Rapids Wallace Norman Smith, 86, of Anamosa, formerly of Cedar Rapids, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at Pini ...

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Arthur Steen

ARTHUR O. STEEN Cedar Rapids Arthur O. Steen, 90, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at Northbrook Care Center in Cedar Rapid ...

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Political Cartoon

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Bacon sees end of its boom

The bacon boom seems to be ending.Wholesale prices for pork bellies, the cut used for making bacon, plunged 14 percent on Wednesday, the biggest slump ...

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Pre-emption bill softens aim on civil rights ordinances

A bill in the Iowa Statehouse targeting local control on such topics as the minimum wage now takes a more focused stance on city and county civil righ ...

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Nancy Macal

DECORAH Nancy Macal, 74, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Schluter-Balik Funeral Home, Decorah.

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