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Mumps Outbreak

Nov 26, 2015 10:00am

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), between July and November of this year, more than 100 laboratory confirmed cases of mumps occurred at the University of Iowa. Recently the...

Veteran’s Day

Nov 12, 2015 10:00am

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WCV’s Lohse’s Lowdown, Oct. 23

Oct 25, 2015 5:00pm

Twenty-five percent of the year is already done. That seems hard to believe. Today marks the end of the 1st quarter. Grades should be mailed home by next Wednesday. Let us know if you don’t have...

"Duffy's Iowa Caucus Cartoons: Watch 'Em Run" by Brian Duffy was published by Iowa and the Midwest Experience on September 15, 2014 and features 190 pages and 156 illustrations; $21 paperback.

A collection of caucus quips, check out Brian Duffy’s first cartoon anthology

Oct 24, 2015 9:00am

Brian Duffy has been poking fun at the Iowa caucuses for just about as long as they’ve been a media circus, since the 1970s. Now, the longtime editorial cartoonist has gathered a selection of his...

Ann Cochran Health Navigation Coordinator Dallas County Public Health

Those Creeping Numbers

Oct 24, 2015 9:00am

Are the numbers on the bathroom scale registering higher all the time? Typically individuals who are overweight gain little by little, over an extended period. Eventually those incremental gains...

Are you smarter than technology?

Oct 23, 2015 3:53pm

During the 1980s my job required sales trips to regional cities. In addition to road trips to other cities, I flew to the Twin Cities, Green Bay and Chicago. Upon arrival I rented a car and had...

Win or lose, these aren’t your father’s Cubs

Oct 23, 2015 8:00am

Those of us who grew up in the 1950s, most of us in small towns anyway, found ourselves drawn to Major League baseball.

After all, there never has been a “major league” team in any sport in...

An interview with Pastor Herman

Oct 16, 2015 5:50pm

(Author’s note: The following is written with a smile and with deepest appreciation to the men and women who serve God and humankind as pastors.)

In observance of Clergy Appreciation Month...

Educational Attainment of 25 to 64 Year Olds in 2005 – Iowa and the U.S. Average: In 2005, among its adults aged 25 to 64, Iowa ranked ninth in the nation (92.3 percent) in the percentage of citizens with at least high school diploma, 32nd in the percentage of adults with a bachelor’s degree or higher (26.5 percent) and 41st in the percentage with a graduate or professional degree (7.9 percent). Relative to the U.S. average, Iowa has larger percentages of adults who have completed just a high school diploma, some college and associate degrees, the same percentage as the U.S. with bachelor’s degrees, and a smaller percentage with graduate and professional degrees. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

Iowa education has dramatically slipped under Branstad’s leadership

Oct 15, 2015 12:00pm

Gov. Branstad’s Department of Revenue is in the process of rewriting its administrative rules to allow large corporations a $37 million ongoing tax cut without approval from the Iowa Legislature....

Ann Welch

There and Back Again

Oct 10, 2015 11:00am

This September, I had the great fun of going “there and back again,” as I think Bilbo Baggins the hobbit referred to his journey in Tolkien’s “THE HOBBIT.” I visited England, Scotland and Belgium...

When will the next shooting be enough?

Oct 09, 2015 3:02pm

A man came by my VA Hospital room in Iowa City, obviously on his way from room to room wishing all of us well on our paths to recovery.

I’d had a minor heart-related procedure a day or two...

Arvid Huisman

Shaking the nuts out of the family tree

Oct 09, 2015 3:02pm

As a child I enjoyed listening to the older folks talk about family history. We are of peasant stock so there were no tales of conquering knights or beautiful damsels. My family often spoke of...


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