The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ fishing report for the week of July 9 for southwest Iowa:
AUDUBON COUNTY — With schools busy making plans for reopening this fall, there are questions about whether students will attend in person, attend on line or a combination of both; and whether or not screenings and/or masks will be required.
When the spring sports season was called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Skyler Schultes was, like most of his fellow teammates and athletes, disappointed, to say the least.
It’s been a bumpy summer for several baseball teams in Iowa this summer.
Exira-EHK picked up its second win of the year Monday night as they hosted Orient-Macksburg in a non-conference contest at Elk Horn.
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The number of women having abortions in Iowa climbed last year, a turnaround that critics blame on the state's controversial decision to withdraw from a federally funded family planning program.
CHICAGO (AP) — Executions carried out by federal authorities have stopped, restarted and stopped again for long stretches since the first one in 1790, when U.S. marshals hanged a mariner in Ma…
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A battle waged this year over the future of Iowa’s more than 40-year-old “bottle bill” ended in surrender last month.
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — About five years ago, Greg Rhodes approached the Rev. Eugene Kutsch, former Loras College dean of men, with tears in his eyes.
NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Céspedes is sure he'll be ready to start the pandemic-delayed season with the New York Mets.
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms.
Gregg Popovich fondly remembers his freshman year at the United States Air Force Academy, even though as a first-year cadet he was extremely limited in where he could go and what activities we…
The Knights of Columbus Council in Atlantic recently donated another $500 to LC Clinic for the ultrasound machine in its new clinic, planned to open in Atlantic this fall. The local council plans to utilize the Ultrasound Initiative, a nationwide program of the Knights of Columbus, to fund t…
Thinking about taking some personal time off this summer? It might look and feel a bit different this year in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic. But that doesn’t mean that plans to unwind, de-stress and detach from work-related responsibilities have to be canceled altogether. Learn ways to decompress and avoid stress while taking PTO.
AUDUBON — Officials with the Friendship Home acknowledge that the past few months have been challenging due to the emergence of the COVID-19 virus. Additional safety precautions have been put in place because of the virus, such as the limitation of in-person visits to our facility, and offic…
AUDUBON — Audubon County Public Health has increasingly been receiving questions regarding what to do if tested positive for COVID-19 or being exposed to a positive COVID-19 case and then being considered a Contact Trace.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s intervention into a criminal case connected to his own conduct drew fierce rebukes Saturday from Democrats and a few lonely Republicans, with calls for investigations and legislation.
SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (AP) — A fire early Saturday destroyed the rooftop and most of the interior of a California church that was undergoing renovation to mark its upcoming 250th anniversary celebration.
WASHINGTON (AP) — “Excuse me, can I ask what you’re doing here?” a resident in a southeast Washington neighborhood asks as Sean Kennedy and Erin Gleeson get out of their truck and scour the streets.
NEW YORK (AP) — A long-expected upturn in U.S. coronavirus deaths has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West, according to data on the pandemic.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Statues, street names, plazas and even the body of conquistador Juan Ponce de León himself: Spain left a nearly indelible legacy in Puerto Rico that attracts hordes of tourists every year, but some activists are trying to erase it as they join a U.S. movement to …
BAYONNE, France (AP) — The wife of a French bus driver who was beaten to death after he asked four passengers to wear face masks aboard his vehicle called Saturday for “exemplary punishment” for his killers.
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — After months in which Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro downplayed COVID-19 by flouting social distancing recommendations and mostly shunning masks, both coronavirus precautions became part of his cloistered life this week at the official residence in capital Brasilia.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Five people are dead and more than 40 have been arrested after an early-morning hostage situation at a long-troubled church near Johannesburg, police in South Africa said Saturday.
This has been a very difficult time during this pandemic, but there have been people who have worked very hard to help us all get through this in an easier way. We would like to thank a few of them publicly, knowing that we can’t possibly thank everyone.
Earlier this month, Michihiko Goto, assistant professor of infectious diseases at Iowa and a member of Iowa’s Infection Prevention Research Group, spoke about the risk of the spread of COVID-19 during outdoor sporting events.