Further UPDATES Oct. 31, 2020: Iowa has set additional records, with 630 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, and 81 nursing home outbreaks, up from 76 outbreaks on Oct. 30, both surpassing previous highs. The 2,834 new confirmed cases bring Iowa’s total to 127,445 positive cases as of 11 a.m. and represent another record for the state. […]
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Nearly 50 entries entertained crowds of spectators who lined New Bohemia and Czech Village streets to catch a glimpse of the 2019 Halloween Parade. With a theme of “Scary Things that go Bump in the Night,” witches, zombies and other ghouls rode on floats and handed out candy to costumed children […]
The switch from Daylight Saving Time can be a bit frightening, with the thought of “losing” an hour of daylight looming ahead. Just as it began this spring, on the earliest date possible, Daylight Saving Time is ending as early as it can this fall.
I saw two bats circling overhead this week, which I thought was unusual, given Iowa’s recent cold streak, but it also made me grateful that we’re still seeing bats in this area. In some parts of the country, white-nose syndrome has devastated bats populations. I view bats as a good friend of the environment, especially […]