PARKERSBURG, Iowa — Amidst the losses of the May 25, 2008, tornado that leveled 22 businesses in Parkersburg was the town’s only grocery store, S&S Grocery.
PARKERSBURG, Iowa — Parkersburg officials acknowledge at least a fragment of irony in the devastation wrought by the 2008 tornado: The EF5 storm that flattened a third of the town, including 22 businesses, left the downtown business district almost untouched.
Perhaps there’s nothing like a tornado that manipulates the forces of time. Time stands still. The EF5 storm that blew through Parkersburg lasted only 43 seconds, but, in a sense, it’s still there.
The Memorial Day weekend five years ago was tragically altered when a powerful tornado ripped through Parkersburg, before moving on to New Hartford, Dunkerton and Buchanan County.
PARKERSBURG, Iowa --- Penetrate complacency to spark appropriate action: If severe weather warnings could consistently meet that threshold, participants in a panel discussion Tuesday evening concluded, at least a few lives could be spared.
Scenes from the inner workings of Kwik Trip's kitchen, dairy, and sweets bakery in La Crosse.
Black Hawk County Farm Bureau, Black Hawk County Pork Producers and Waterloo Fareway are bringing Windsor Wednesday to residents this year to celebrate National Pork Month.
Take a peek at fixer-uppers with potential to beautiful old homes around Waterloo and Cedar Falls
One of the harshest realities associated with aging is the loss of mobility and in some cases, freedoms. Having to make age-related lifestyle changes can be disheartening, stressful and, at times, inconvenient.
DES MOINES — When working with obese children, nutrition is the first place to start, according to Stacey Milani, a pediatric physician at a MercyOne pediatric clinic in Pleasant Hill.
As of 2019, Iowa’s childhood obesity rate is slightly above the national average. Among high school students, the state’s obesity rate is 17% compared to a nationwide 15.5%.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Basma Zalzala moved her family to the United States in 2014 after her husband was killed by a bomb in Baghdad.
The National Cattle Congress Fair was shut down early Saturday night by a string of skirmishes and a short time later a 12-year-old boy was shot in the arm about a mile away.
After 25 years with Waterloo Fire Rescue – more than a decade as chief – Pat Treloar will step down from his position at the end of the year.
WATERLOO – A former corrections worker is taking the First Judicial District Department of Correctional Services to court, alleging she was fired for merely sharing publicly available information when co-workers were allowed to keep their jobs despite criminal convictions.
WATERLOO — Elections officials said it’s too early to tell what effect recent changes to voting laws will have at the polls.
Brian Schoon will be taking over the role after Kevin Blanshan retires on Sept. 30.
JOHNSTON — Ryan Melton differs from many of his fellow Democrats on ethanol policy. He embraced Iowa landowners’ opposition to proposed carbon capture pipelines sooner than his fellow Democrats.
A new ad from incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley’s campaign targets Democratic candidate Mike Franken’s tax positions, saying the retired Navy admiral would raise taxes if elected.