Thursday Morning Read: Huge 'garage sale' starts as Sheraton is liquidated; supervisors move ahead on public health building; man found dead outside Iowa City rec center

Michelene Granger with International Contents Liquidations, Inc., checks the price of a chair as she and others prepare for a public sale to sell off the contents of the Sheraton Hotel Iowa City, 210 Dubuque St., in Iowa City, Iowa, on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. The liquidation sale of the 250-room hotel begins Thursday at 10:00 am. Items for sale include beds. televisions, hair dryers, artwork, tables and chairs.  (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
Michelene Granger with International Contents Liquidations, Inc., checks the price of a chair as she and others prepare for a public sale to sell off the contents of the Sheraton Hotel Iowa City, 210 Dubuque St., in Iowa City, Iowa, on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. The liquidation sale of the 250-room hotel begins Thursday at 10:00 am. Items for sale include beds. televisions, hair dryers, artwork, tables and chairs. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

TODAY’S WEATHER — Partly cloudy. High 3, low -9.

HUGE ‘GARAGE SALE’ STARTS AS SHERATON IS LIQUIDATED — If anyone is looking for a $1 garbage bin or a $1,250 oil painting, a massive “garage sale” going on in downtown Iowa City over about the next month could be the place to try shopping. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2E4tJAp

SUPERVISORS MOVE AHEAD ON PUBLIC HEALTH BUILDING — Linn County supervisors approved an agreement Wednesday they say will provide the best local contractor to build a new public health building. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2E4lww5

MAN FOUND DEAD OUTSIDE IOWA CITY REC CENTER — Police are investigating the death of an Iowa City man who was found Tuesday afternoon in the snow outside the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center — only about a block from his home. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2E2rOw6

IOWA QUARTERBACK WIEGERS TRANSFERRING — Junior quarterback Tyler Wiegers announced Wednesday that he is transferring to Eastern Michigan. Wiegers pushed sophomore Nate Stanley for the starting job early this fall. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2qibcym

QUOTABLE“You know, rivers are not Republican and Democrat. I would really prefer to see a solution that bring ideas from all communities and both parties instead of trying to rush a bill to the governor’s desk.” Senate Minority Leader Janet Petersen, D-Des Moines, on potential water quality initiatives in the Iowa Legislature this year. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2E45q5v

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