John Gualtier was hit by shrapnel in the hand and the foot while treating soldiers in battle. No one logged his injuries so he could keep helping others, but it delayed getting his honor of a Purple Heart.
Businesses throughout eastern Iowa have made adjustments to reach their customers during the pandemic, including one ice cream shop Ely.The “milkman is back” at Dan and Debbie’s Creamery as they are now offering home delivery in select locations, taking a page out of another era.
The Marion Alliance for Racial Equity and other organizations in the city want to establish a community equity working group. Thursday, the city council introduced a motion to move forward with establishing the group, to address issues surrounding racial injustice.
On Wednesday, the Linn County Board of Health, along with the county’s Board of Supervisors, approved a proclamation asking Gov. Kim Reynolds for local control on mask mandates and how to enforce them.
Two Eastern Iowa school districts say they are seeing more interest and in enrollment in their home school assistance programs this year. District officials say the choice to home school can go back to many parents concerned about sending students into the classroom and not feeling like any of the return-to-school options is a good fit.
Since completing his prison sentence, Jordan Phillips of Cedar Rapids is putting his life back together. He now has a job and this November he’ll be able to vote again thanks to a new executive order restoring some felon voting rights.
The Linn County Board of Supervisors and the Linn County Board of Health unanimously approved a proclamation requesting counties receive authority from Gov. Reynolds to enact legally enforceable COVID-19 response measures.