Iowa Falls has been blessed with the company of an Italian, immigrant, juggler for the past 54 years. Rocky Lavalle was all of that, and his departure from this world leaves an empty place in the Scenic City’s heart.
The growth of Wings of Refuge — a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping survivors of sex trafficking — is inspiration for anyone who has seen a problem and wondered, “How could I possibly help?”
It’s probably not a coincidence that this week is National Nurses Week, Teacher Appreciation Week and — capping it all off on Sunday — Mother’s Day. We may as well call it caregiver week.
It takes vision to look at a bare field and see something that can benefit a community. It takes perseverance to see that vision through to reality. But that’s what two women have been doing in Eldora, and their hard work is poised to pay off this summer.
Spring is here, whether it consistently feels that way or not. And that means it’s time to put a little extra effort into cleaning up around your home, your workplace and anywhere else you can put in the time.
Monday was a big day for journalism. The 103rd class of Pulitzer Prize winners was announced. And, as has become tradition, the winners’ work didn’t disappoint. Fourteen categories of fine journalism honored the work of the men and women who report the news.
Iowa Falls lost one of its biggest cheerleaders last month. Shirley Welden, a Scenic City transplant, died March 25 at the age of 86.
In 2014 we wrote an editorial predicting that Jim Hammann would be the reason the Comly-Shipley Building remained a fixture in downtown Iowa Falls. Today, we’re happy to say he did it - and in magnificent fashion.
For nearly 130 years, Ellsworth Community College has been an integral part of the Iowa Falls community. Next week, local voters are being asked to support a bond that would keep the school going — and offering quality services to Hardin and neighboring counties — for the decades to come.
Sometimes, asking a question is all it takes to start a process that affects change.
This week is Sunshine Week across the United States. No, it’s not a desperate call for spring to hurry up and get here already (although some warmer weather would be nice). It’s a week when we remember (and remind others) that conducting government business in the open - in the sun - is the …
It’s been a long winter. And it’s not over. March 20 is the first day of spring, but we northern Midwesterners know that doesn’t mean anything.