Hans Alfred Virlee was welcomed into the world by his parents, Drew and Renee (Jennings) Virlee of Mount Vernon, along with sister Ingrid and brother Pierce. Hans was born at 11:49 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at St. Luke’s hospital in Cedar Rapids. He weighed 7 pounds, 13.6 ounces and was 2…

There is some lingering confusion about whether or not it is illegal in Iowa to leave your car idling while waiting for it to warm up. I still occasionally see dire warnings online, claiming Iowans risk big fines for the offense of not wanting to climb into an ice-cold car first thing in the…

Ronnie “Poncho” Gean Craig, passed away unexpectedly, Jan. 17, 2023, a month shy of his 69th birthday at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. His last act of generosity was to give the gift of life to at least three other persons through organ donation.