Critter Crusaders will host benefit concert this month to help pets in need of care

Sometimes an owner no longer can afford to take care of a sick animal or pay for necessary treatment.

Enter Critter Crusaders, a nonprofit th ... »

‘Pants-Free Parenting: A love letter to my child’s teacher

Filling out school forms is one of life’s greatest sources of anxiety. Perhaps it’s because I spent most of my life home-schooled and ... »

Tasty ‘Slices’ of a pizza delivery guy’s life

“Slices” is a slim volume Rob Cline put together “so as not to be the one Writing Lad with nothing new” at upcoming boo ... »

Iowa All Over: Denmark on the Prairie

Situated between Des Moines and Omaha along Interstate 80, Elk Horn, in Shelby County, is one of the largest rural Danish settlements in the countr ... »

‘Prisoner’ takes no prisoners in sci-fi thriller

Dennis Green’s new book opens with a bang when Trav Becker catches a bleeding man in his arms. The man gasps, “They’re coming! ... »

Grinnell professor makes math fun again with new book

Marc Chamberland wants to expand the conversation about math.

“Mathematicians are good at talking to each other ... There’s rel ... »

Chuck & Alma John

Alma Margaret Vavricek, daughter of Adolph and Emma (Kuhlavy) Vavricek, was married to Charles “Chuck” Wesley Jo ... »

A pioneer girl at heart

Pamela Smith Hill first discovered Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books at the age of 10, while living in the Missouri Ozarks, just 50 ... »

Review: ‘Memoirs of a Dead White Chick’

Lennox Randon’s new sci-fi historical novel, “Memoirs of a Dead White Chick” (CreateSpace, 322 pages, $13.99), presents an irr ... »

50th Anniversary

Open House honoring Ron & Cindy Knock

Sunday, Aug. 30

1 – 5 p.m. Cake Reception

Stone Creek Golf Club, Williamsburg ... »

From the Ground Up: Tomatoes take hard hit this year

Many gardeners across Eastern Iowa are now enjoying the rewards of the tomatoes planted last spring, but not all of those tomatoes are perfect. Tom ... »

Modern matters: The art of conversation: Practice makes perfect

By Lauren M.G. Burt, correspondent

Once upon a time, people used to wait for the Pony Express to deliver news of family, friends and the worl ... »

Linn County receives award for parks challenge geocaching program

Sometimes, it can be hard to “unplug.”

But, it turns out, there's a way to turn your phone attachment into an outdoor adventure ... »

Old Higley building has long history

A  one-story building at 119 First Ave. SE in Downtown Cedar Rapids that most recently housed the Cedar Rapids Convention & Visitors Bureau ... »

Introducing to You Our Daughter
Introducing to You Our Daughter Doctor Shannon Kay Carter received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pacific Universi ... »