JOHNSTON, IOWA (February 11, 2021) — Tour some of the iconic structures in Cedar Rapids, experience concerts from Carole King, James Taylor, and Tina Turner and meet a group of metalsmithing artisans in Arkansas during Festival 2021. Taking place February 20-21 and February 27-March 14, this year's event is packed with local productions, music events, history specials, and more.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 11, 2021) — The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, January 31, and Saturday, February 6, was 6,173, an increase of 395 from last week’s adjusted numbers.

JOHNSTON, IOWA (February 11, 2021) — Travel around the state from the comfort of your couch, meeting interesting Iowans and discovering hidden gems along the way. Iowa PBS's popular digital series is back with a new compilation program, Greetings From Iowa Special, premiering Thursday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. as part of Festival 2021.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 11, 2021) — Gilda’s Club is hosting a FREE virtual workshop for anyone impacted by cancer on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 6:30-7:30PM, via Zoom.

There are many factors that can impact your risk of getting cancer. Those factors can be genetic, environmental, behavioral, etc.

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA (February 11, 2021) — Nearly 6,800 University of Nebraska-Lincoln students have been named to the Deans' List for the fall semester of the 2020-21 academic year.

Following is a list of area honorees by hometown, with year in school at the start of the semester, college(s) and major(s).

LORETTO, PENNSYLVANIA (02/10/2021) — Charles Pelsang, Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Blue Grass, Iowa, 52726 was named to the Dean's List at Saint Francis University. Pelsang was among more than 750 students who earned a spot on one of the honors lists for the fall 2020 semester.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 10, 2021) It can be overwhelming and emotional dealing with accumulated papers, mementos, and general household items in times of transition. Lean on Me is a certified senior move manager and organizing coach in the Quad Cities and Chicago. Join us Saturday, March 6, 2PM, on Zoom for this virtual presentation and hear their downsizing/rightsizing solutions one step at a time.

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA (February 10, 2021) — Local students at Bethel University in St. Paul, has been named to the Dean's List for academic excellence for the fall 2020 semester.



Best-selling author Stacie Berdan will deliver a Global Scots Series talk titled "Why Do You Need a Global Mindset to Get a Job" via Zoom February 17

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (February 10, 2021) — Promoting a global mindset will be the focus of a talk kicking off a new series at Monmouth College.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 10, 2021) — What does the re-legalization of industrial hemp mean for Iowa? How is it grown? Can it compete with corn or replace single-use plastics?