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Latest Articles by Erin Jordan
Restaurants Jan. 6, 2023 9:09 am78d ago
Hamburg Inn, an iconic Iowa City diner, is not closing, an attorney for the owner said Monday. The restaurant will have reduced hours until some building repairs are made, but should reopen full time later this month, Kim Baer said.
Community Jan. 9, 2023 10:00 am75d ago
If your preschooler is bouncing off the walls after too much sugar and not enough exercise, welcome to Iowa winter. Check out this list of Corridor indoor play spaces.
Environmental News Jan. 26, 2023 10:57 am58d ago
A Marengo company whose workshop exploded and caught fire Dec. 8 failed to meet a state deadline of Friday for filing a report about how owners plan to clean up the area, which state regulators called a “clear threat to public health and the environment.”
Environmental News Dec. 30, 2022 5:24 pm85d ago
U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, a Republican from rural Iowa, and Wally Taylor, a Marion lawyer for the Iowa chapter of the Sierra Club, agree a new federal rule designed to protect waterways from pollution is ambiguous.
Fires Jan. 26, 2023 10:57 am58d ago
The Iowa River does not show signs of pollution from the Dec. 8 blast at a Marengo workshop that had large stores of petroleum products, officials said.
Environmental News Dec. 29, 2022 11:25 am86d ago
Palisades-Kepler is one of 17 Iowa state parks and recreation areas offering guided tours Sunday as part of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources First Day Hike promotion.
Agriculture Dec. 29, 2022 8:33 am86d ago
Shelby Smith founded Gym-N-Eat Crickets in 2018 after deciding she did not enjoy a banking and finance career abroad. She now raises common house crickets in what used to be a single-wide trailer she calls the Cricket Castle. She’s also poised for expansion.
Fires Dec. 28, 2022 3:37 pm87d ago
Troy Roth, a 21-year veteran of the Iowa City Fire Department, where he most recently served as captain, succeeds Brian Greer, who retired as fire marshal in November after serving 31 years with the agency.
Environmental News Dec. 27, 2022 8:20 pm88d ago
Megan Lenss, who received a Bachelor of Science in geoscience from the University of Iowa in 2021, now lives in Tromsø, Norway, and works in collaboration with the Norwegian Polar Institute and the University of Tromsø.
Dec. 29, 2022 12:41 pm86d ago
New MidwestOne CEO Chip Reeves talked with The Gazette about his connection with former CEO Charlie Funk, the role of a community bank and the ways the banking industry is evolving.
Weather Dec. 23, 2022 4:25 pm92d ago
Iowans can expect dangerous wind chills of 20 to 45 degrees below zero though Saturday morning, the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities reported. If you’re going out of town for Christmas, a plumber offers tips to prevent frozen pipes.
Two weeks after an explosion and fire in a Marengo workshop injured up to 15 people and prompted an evacuation of nearby homes, local officials wonder who is going to pay for the long-term cleanup.
Agriculture Dec. 27, 2022 3:29 pm88d ago
The Gazette looked at the boards of 10 agricultural groups at the state and national levels and found, by looking at individual and group photographs, nearly all of the members appear to be white and about three-quarters appear to be men.
Iowa regulators have slapped an emergency order on a Marengo company after a Dec. 8 explosion, calling the C6-Zero facility a “clear threat to public health and the environment” because of “unknown flammable chemicals and gases” remaining in a damaged building.
A shingle recycler whose Marengo plant exploded last week, injuring up to 15 people -- including himself -- ran into problems with regulators and residents when he tried out his idea in other states.