Wellmark to participate in 2017 Iowa marketplace enrollment period

Des Moines-based Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the state’s largest health insurer, announced Monday it will sell plans on the state h ... »

Marie Brincks
MARIE BRINCKS Ossian Marie Brincks, 91, of Ossian, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at Ossian Senior Hospice. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a ... »
Florence Paustian
FLORENCE PAUSTIAN Traer Florence Paustian, 94, of Traer, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Sunrise Hill Care Center. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, ... »
James Taylor
JAMES TAYLOR Cedar Rapids James R. "Jim" Taylor, 71, of Cedar Rapids, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on Oct. 4, 20 ... »
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Laura Plecker
AINSWORTH Laura Plecker, 91, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Jones & Eden Funeral Home, Washington. »
Charles Naaktgeboren
CHARLES "LEE" NAAKTGEBOREN Cedar Rapids On Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, Charles "Lee" Naaktgeboren passed away stoically with his family by his side ... »
Ideas for downtown streets, traffic

To the editor:

Since vehicular traffic and bicycle traffic don’t mix the best, Second Avenue SE has become a dead retail zone with ma ... »

Some details in Branstad’s anti-bullying plan still unsettled

DES MOINES — Terry Branstad’s recent executive action to create a new state anti-bullying office accomplishes in part what state lawm ... »

Marie Petersen
MARIE PETERSEN Oxford Junction Marie A. Petersen, 92, of Anamosa, formerly of Oxford Junction, passed away Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, at Jones Regio ... »
Everyone wins when farmers save energy

By mid-February, most Iowans are ready to throw in the towel — or toss off the stocking cap — and move to warmer climates. My husband ... »

Stat Pak: Beautiful ugly


1. The little things — The play ... »

Norman Chase
NORMAN CHASE Cedar Rapids Norman Wilbur Chase, 57, of Cedar Rapids, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at home following a short illness. Memorial G ... »
Barbara Elson
BARBARA A. "BOBBI" ELSON Cedar Rapids Barbara A. "Bobbi" Elson was at peace when she passed away Oct. 2, 2015, at her home surrounded by loved o ... »
Malcom Klopp
CEDAR RAPIDS Malcom Klopp, 93, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. »