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  • U-I expert says power of attorney planning important for everyone
    The Iowa AARP and the University of Iowa College of Law are in the midst of an education and outreach campaign to explain the state’s new Power of Attorney Act. The act seeks to make it easier for you to designate someone to handle your financial plans when you are unable. U-I professor, Josephine Gittler, […]

  • Winterset teen to be honored during Hawkeye/Cornhusker game
    A teenager from south-central Iowa will be honored as a “Citizen Hero” during halftime of today’s Friday Iowa versus Nebraska football game in Iowa City. Austin Benson, 18, of Winterset is credited with saving the life of his friend Rachel Riley, after she was thrown from her horse on the 4th of July. The animal […]

  • UNI students making the grade in financial planning
    Students at the University of Northern Iowa are being offered a crash course in financial literacy called “Live Like a Student.” Tim Bakula, associate director of UNI’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, says the course was designed a few years ago for incoming freshman. “However, what we’ve seen with the program is that it […]

  • Free citizenship courses available online for Iowa schools
    A new public-private partnership is offering all Iowa schools new “citizenship” courses for students in Iowa middle schools and high schools. “This type of partnership and this type of curriculum being offered to teachers is extremely, extremely important,” says Brent Siegrist, executive director of Iowa’s nine Area Education Agencies. “This curriculum is research based. It’s […]

  • FIDO not working as well as hoped in Cedar Rapids’ battle with geese
    Officials in Cedar Rapids have struggled for years to control the population of geese within city limits and the latest gadget meant to scare the birds away is working, but not quite as well as expected. Parks workers introduced FIDO, which stands for “Fowl Intercept and Dispersal Office,” in the spring. The orange-colored, remote-controlled device […]

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