Helen Kubalek

HELEN M. KUBALEK Cedar Rapids Helen M. Kubalek, 71, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids ...

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Robert Axmear

WAUKON Robert J. Axmear, 65, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Martin Funeral Home, Waukon.

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College gamers get rivalries, scholarships in Big Ten TV deal

Competitive video gaming, already insanely popular on college campuses, is getting a boost from the Big Ten's cable channel.Together with Riot Games, ...

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Fortress Washington girds for days of anti-Trump protests

WASHINGTON - Washington will turn into a virtual fortress ahead of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration on Friday as the U.S. capital braces for m ...

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Sharon NIelson

SHARON NIELSON Anamosa Sharon Nielson, of Cosmos, Minn., died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at the age of 72 years and 30 days. May God bless her an ...

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Iowa Democrats irked by Pate presentation without details of voter ID bill

DES MOINES - With Secretary of State Paul Pate's Election Integrity Act still in draft stage, Democrats on the House State Government Committee compla ...

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Darla Mangler

DELMAR Darla K. Mangler, 75, died Monday evening, Jan. 16, 2017. Carson Celebration of Life Center, Maquoketa.

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Cedar Rapids museum honoring life of astronaut Eugene Cernan

CEDAR RAPIDS - The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is remembering astronaut Eugene Cernan not only for his accomplishments, but for his contr ...

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Robert Evans

ROBERT MICHAEL EVANS Cedar Rapids Robert Michael Evans, 79, of Palm Springs, Calif., passed away quietly in the early morning hours of Dec. 24, ...

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Stanley Erickson

STANLEY WAYNE ERICKSON Elkader Stanley Wayne Erickson, 80, of Elkader, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Elkader Care Center. Funeral service: ...

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Hawkeye Hotels buys Holiday Inn in Cedar Rapids

Iowa City-based Hawkeye Hotels has purchased the Holiday Inn Express North in Cedar Rapids, the company announced Thursday.The Holiday Inn site, at 12 ...

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Neil Frahm

NEIL F. FRAHM Clarence Neil F. Frahm, 89, of Clarence, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at Mechanicsville Specialty Care. Funeral services: 10:3 ...

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Let the spotlight shine on high school athletes

Staff editorial,Media guidelines for state high school athletic tournaments don't usually make big headlines.But restricted media access to this year' ...

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Letters: Washington march show of unity

Marilyn Davenport, Denise Mineck and Velga Easker:The 'hounds have been released' frightening many of us. Your participation in the Women's March on W ...

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John Wheeler

JOHN WHEELER Cedar Rapids Ret. MSG John Steven Wheeler, 62, of Smyrna, Ga., formerly of Cedar Rapids, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. An online guest book is available at www.westcobbfuneralhome.com.

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