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  • Des Moines charged in attack on bicyclist who later died
    A Des Moines man is under arrest, charged with attacking a man who was bicycling on a busy capitol city street early this month. Sixty-five-year-old Charles Brown was riding his bike about three miles south of the state capitol building on May 1 when he was assaulted by two white men. It was about 10:30 that […]

  • Two Iowans fail to advance in national spelling bee
    The two young Iowans who qualified for this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. were both knocked out today in round 2. The competition was broadcast on ESPN3. Zander Reed, a 13-year-old from Ames, was handed the word “pucellas”. It’s a plural noun; “a tool resembling tongs or shears for handling and shaping […]

  • Artist sought for mural highlighting conservation and water quality
    Iowa artists who want to work on a grand scale are urged to apply for the opportunity to paint a large mural highlighting conservation and water quality efforts in Iowa. The mural will be created during the Iowa State Fair in August. Dustin Vande Hoef a spokesman for the state Department of Agriculture, explains the […]

  • Forbes lists Stine Seed founder as Iowa’s richest resident
    Forbes magazine is out with its list of the richest residents in each state and an agribusinessman from Adel is listed as Iowa’s richest person. Seventy-four-year-old Harry Stine is the founder of Stine Seed. He started experimenting with corn and soybean genetics in the 1960s and got patents on key soybean genetics in the 1990s. […]

  • Marengo man arrested, charged with attempted murder of Cedar Rapids man
    Police have a suspect in custody for the shooting in Cedar Rapids that seriously injured a 59-year-old man last night. Fifty-eight-year-old David Clancy of Marengo has been charged with attempted murder, going armed with intent and willful injury causing serious injury. Police say Clancy went to the victim’s home in Cedar Rapids and the two argued. […]

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