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  • Grandson of Iowan, famed Civil War novelist, speaks in Webster City
    The grandson of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Webster City native MacKinlay Kantor will be in Iowa later this month. Tom Shroder is also an author and he’ll be in Webster City talking about his grandfather’s life and his 30-plus novels. Shroder says he’s ashamed to admit he didn’t become a fan of his grandfather’s writing until […]

  • ISU says Hoiberg’s heart surgery went well
    A news release from Iowa State university says men’s basketball head coach Fred Hoiberg underwent successful open heart surgery to replace his aortic valve on today (Friday) at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The news release included just a couple of lines: “Everything went very well,” Dr. Rakesh Suri said. “The operation was a […]

  • NW Iowa teen dies, others hospitalized, after smoking synthetic drugs
    A Sioux City teenager died and three others were hospitalized after police say they became ill while smoking a synthetic drug. Officer Jeremy McClure of the Sioux City Police Department says emergency responders were initially called late Thursday night to War Eagle Park to check on a person who was sick. “Four subjects were transported to […]

  • Body found in Little Wall Lake near Jewell
    An apparent drowning is under investigation in north-central Iowa. Divers recovered the body of a man Friday afternoon at Little Wall Lake south of Jewell in Hamilton County. Hamilton County sheriff Dennis Hagenson said the search started Friday morning when someone discovered a set of key, sunglasses and a parked vehicle near the south end […]

  • Google in Council Bluffs, Curly’s in Sioux City given state economic incentives
    The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board agreed today to award Google nearly $20 million in tax incentives for the technology giant’s expansion of a data center in Council Bluffs. The IEDA’s Paul Stueckradt outlined the proposal at the board’s meeting in Des Moines. “They’re proposing to invest an additional $1 billion at that location,” […]

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