UPDATE, Oct. 7, 2022: If you’ve escaped the frost so far, take heed tonight, as a freeze warning has been issued in Iowa, with temperatures predicted to dip into the 20s from Friday into Saturday. One week ago, parts of Iowa sustained record heat on Sept. 20, 2022, with temperatures in the upper 90s. Tonight, […]
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Month: September 2022
Czech festival celebrates centennial in ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The St. Wenceslaus Church Czech Goulash Day marked a milestone of 100 years on Sept. 25, 2022. Brisk winds did not deter from sunny skies and pleasant temperatures, as crowds lined up for food, music, games and more to celebrate the festival’s centennial. See photos from the 2021 Czech Goulash Day […]
Iowa surpasses 10,000 COVID-19 deaths
The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services reported Sept. 21, 2022, that the state had recorded 10,051 deaths attributed to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. That number is up 77 deaths from the 9,994 reported one week ago. Deaths are considered COVID-19 associated when COVID-19 is listed as an underlying cause or […]
Getting buzzed in the garden: hummingbir...
Iowans who get “buzzed” while outdoors at this time of year might have had a close encounter with a whitelined sphinx moth, commonly known as a hummingbird moth. The moths, also known as hawk moths, are often mistaken for hummingbirds, with the rapid pulse of the moth’s wings resembling that of its namesake. Whitelined sphinx […]
Czech festival in Iowa to celebrate 100 ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church will celebrate a century of its popular festival Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, with the return of Czech Goulash Day. See photos from the 2021 Czech Goulash Day Czech Goulash Day, celebrated in various forms since 1922, features its namesake goulash – what some might consider a beef […]