North English, IA

UI police find dead person outside residence hall

IOWA CITY — A person was found dead early Friday outside a University of Iowa residence hall. UI police responded at 4:21 a.m. Friday to a report of a person found unresponsive by Burge Residence Hall, on the east side of campus, according to spokeswoman Hayley Bruce. Officers arrived one minute later and found the person was dead, Bruce said.
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Theodore “Ted” Redding

A Celebration of Life service for Theodore “Ted” Redding will be held at 10a.m. Thursday, September 23rd at the Kalona Mennonite Church. Burial will be at the West Union Cemetery in rural Wellman. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 22nd from 3-7p.m. at the Yoder-Powell Funeral Home in Kalona. A memorial has been established for the Kalona Mennonite Church.
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Williamsburg Community Schools votes against mask mandate

WILLIAMSBURG, Iowa (IOWA'S NEWS NOW) — Students and staff in Williamsburg Community Schools will not be required to wear masks after a board of education meeting and vote Monday night to discuss possible COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Attendees tell Iowa's News Now the board voted 4-1 against adopting a mandate during...

Muscatine man arrested after alleged sexual abuse at Coralville hotel

A Muscatine man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in a Coralville hotel earlier this year has been arrested. Police say the incident occurred May 15th at the Heartland Inn on 2nd Street. 48-year-old Jeffery Vaughn is accused of committing a sex act on a woman at approximately 2:30am. Reports indicate that the woman was mentally incapacitated and could not consent.
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Three weekend accidents claim lives in Davenport, Urbandale, near Iowa City

At least three people died in separate accidents on Iowa’s roads over the weekend. Davenport police say a motorcyclist was speeding on Friday night, lost control, hit a tree and the 51-year-old man was killed. In the Des Moines suburb of Urbandale, police say a bicyclist was hit by a car and killed Sunday morning. He’s identified as 55-year-old Eric Lindberg of Des Moines. There’s no word on charges against the driver.

Five Iowa schools named to 2021 National Blue Ribbon list

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona recognized 325 schools as National Blue Ribbons Schools for 2021. The list included 5 schools in Iowa. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. The Iowa schools named as National Blue Ribbon...
Daily Iowan

Opinion | Iowa needs to add more beds to its hospitals

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics needs to add more hospital beds due to the influx of COVID-19 patients. The Board of Regents is already taking a major step towards this with the building of a new hospital in North Liberty. The new hospital will include more inpatient beds, as well as other similar duties the main hospital carries out.

Charles Ernest Testorff, 74, New Hampton

Charles Ernest Testorff age 74 of New Hampton, IA died Sunday, September 19, 2021 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, IA. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in New Hampton with Interment will follow the service at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Frederika, IA.

People from One Iowa City Are Especially Stressed

Look, it's been a tough year plus for a lot of Iowans. People have been on pins and needles with COVID, politics, and financial stresses. That said, is it fair to pinpoint one city as the most stressed in Iowa? I guess if you're the folks at Zippia. According to...

Nijziel Named B1G Defensive Player of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Senior Anthe Nijziel has been named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced Monday by the league office. It is the Big Ten weekly honor of her career. The Eindhoven, Netherlands, native earned the distinction after anchoring an Iowa defense that posted...

Iowa City High's Kueter commits to Iowa football, wrestling

(Iowa City) -- Iowa football and wrestling picked up a commitment from local product Ben Kueter on Sunday afternoon. The three-star linebacker recruit and 2023 prospect Kueter announced on Twitter he will play football and wrestle for the Hawkeyes. Kueter is the No. 41 linebacker and 8th-ranked prospect in Iowa,...

Short Agenda for Washington City Council Tonight

A light agenda is in store for the Washington City Council’s regular meeting tonight. The meeting will include a nuisance report, and in new business the council will consider a resolution authorizing levy, assessment, and collection of costs to the Washington County Treasurer. The council meets at 6 p.m. in the city hall council chambers.

Iowa to begin accepting Afghan refugees

(The Center Square) – About 350 Afghan refugees will resettle soon within Iowa, officials anticipate. “Right now, the resettlement agencies working in Iowa believe we have capacity to help resettle approximately 350 Afghans in addition to our normal resettlement programs,” U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Des Moines Field Office Director Kerri True-Funk told The Center Square in an emailed statement. ”This is our current capacity and could change on the longer term. We reached this figure in consultation with the Bureau of Refugee Services, a part of the Iowa Department of Human Services.”

Clark, Garza named finalist for AAU Sullivan Award

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa sophomore Caitlin Clark and former Iowa Hawkeye basketball player Luka Garza were named as finalists for the AAU James E. Sullivan Award. The award, which chooses from 38 athletes nationwide, chooses the "top athlete" regardless of sport or gender. Voting for the award...

Pleasantville Volleyball Has Home Triangular, Cross Country Travels to Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont

Pleasantville’s volleyball squad will go back home for a home triangular, while the cross country squads will travel to Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont for their next meet. The Trojans’ volleyball squad comes into the triangular with a 9-6 record overall and 2-2 in West Central Conference play. Pleasantville went 4-2 last weekend at the North Mahaska tournament, beating the host, Tri-County, and Lynnville-Sully twice. The Trojans lost their final two matches of the tournament to Sigourney and PCM. In this triangular, Pleasantville will take on West Central Conference foe Ogden and Grand View Christian. Coach Joel Allman tells KNIA Sports that he believes his team is becoming more consistent with each match.