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Strong storms, high winds sweep area

High winds were the primary threat Monday night as a line of strong storms swept across eastern Iowa. Locally, 55 mph winds were recorded at 6 p.m., pushing temperatures that reached 91 two hours … more

Get ‘er fixed at repair event July 21

IC Repair, a 100% volunteer-operated group, will be team up with the City of Iowa City and other agencies, to hold a repair event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, at East Side Recycling … more

Pay for Highland Schools subs going up by $5

RIVERSIDE Pay for substitute teachers in Highland Community Schools will be going up $5 a day in the 2024-25 school year. The Highland School Board approved an increase in daily rates for … more

Riverside City Council agrees to another move of Kirk birthplace

RIVERSIDE Captain Kirk is going west. Even if by just a few feet. Extending an ongoing drama with a project that began last year with construction of an ADA ramp at the James T. Kirk … more

Fans celebrate Jazdia’s Homecoming at TrekFest 39

TrekFest ’24: Jazdia Dax brings a Trill to Riverside festival

RIVERSIDE Trek Fest organizers dipped into a local talent pool for this year’s three-day festival in Riverside. Or did they really? Terry Farrell, a native of Cedar Rapids, is … more

Trillsner Pilsner: The official beer of TrekFest 39

KALONA If you’re a Trekkie, the name of Kalona Brewing Company’s special edition beer, brewed specifically for TrekFest 39 this weekend in Riverside, will make sense to you. For everyone else, … more

When was your last Voyage Home?

RIVERSIDE Slick, multi-million-dollar museums have their place. Glass-enclosed and filled with the latest in design and technology, they tell interesting stories. The Voyage Home History … more

Riverside: More rocks coming for boat ramp; more flatness for Kirk

RIVERSIDE A pair of ongoing Riverside improvement projects are headed for even more improvements. The Riverside Boat Ramp will get more rocks. The James T. Kirk birthplace monument … more

Riverside dog breeder sentenced to probation

RIVERSIDE Loren Yoder, a commercial dog breeder who maintained a facility on 540th Street SW, Riverside, entered a guilty plea with Johnson County District Court on Monday, June 10 to five counts … more

Cost of athletic season passes going up at Highland Schools

RIVERSIDE The cost of season athletic passes will nearly double in 2024-25 at Highland High School. The Highland Community School Board approved activity and meal costs during its June 10 … more

Needed: more rocks and gravel for project at Riverside Boat Ramp

RIVERSIDE While a kids softball game took place Monday night at Hall Park, Riverside City Council members Kevin Mills and Tom Sexton, along with City Administrator Cole Smith, examined the … more

In a class by itself

RIVERSIDE “This home was very grand in its time, just need to use your imagination,” an old realtor’s listing for 191 1st Street, Riverside, read. When Wellman residents David and Lisa … more

Kalona's Bob Yoder wins Washington County Primary; Remington tops Porter in JoCo

IOWA CITY Primary Night was a good night for most of the supervisor incumbents in Johnson and Washington counties. But not all. Royceann Porter, an Iowa City Democrat who was the first … more

Highland Schools to place $15M bond referendum on November ballot

RIVERSIDE Locker-room improvements and a new multi-purpose center at Highland High School, along with additional classrooms at Highland Elementary, will be in the hands of voters in November. … more

Photo gallery: Highland's graduation 2024

RIVERSIDE Highland celebrated the class of 2024 with a graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 19.  After the graduates took their seat, different ones were honored due to different levels … more

June 4 Primary Candidates: Washington County Board of Supervisors District 2

Washington County Board of Supervisors, District 2 (1 seat) Voters will select one candidate for the Republican primary; there are no candidates for the Democratic primary. In other districts, … more

Hobby Hens

KALONA You don’t need to be a farmer to keep your own flock of chickens. Urban chickens are becoming increasingly common as cities recognize the health benefits of access to fresh eggs while … more

Beloved Hawkeyes swarm Riverside Casino

RIVERSIDE On Friday, April 26, 11 members of the Iowa Women’s Basketball team visited the Riverside Casino, welcoming over 1,500 fans which lined up through the event center halls and out … more

Photo gallery: Highland Prom 2024

RIVERSIDE Highland hosted their prom on Saturday, April 20. Students lined the halls for a professional photo shoot before walking the stage for the Grand March beginning at 7:30 p.m. Some … more
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