Top 9 of Iowa: From Ron Paul to Mitt Romney to Gabby Douglas, Giant Sand Castles and Little League World Series
In Cedar Falls, friends, family and colleagues gathered to remember popular University of Northern Iowa professor Drake Martin, who died while hiking at Backbone State Park.
9. Ames Patch has a profile of a local GOP activist who has come around to Mitt Romney after supporting Ron Paul.
8. Johnston school district leaders presented the media with a rendering of the proposed new 10th- to 12th-grade building at a meeting Monday regarding the upcoming bond referendum. Residents who attended a public information meeting later in the week raised questions about the cost and need for the school.
7. Friends, family and colleagues gathered in Cedar Falls to remember popular University of Northern Iowa professor, Drake Martin, who died while hiking in Backbone State Park.
5. Bob Vander Plaats, president and CEO of The Family Leader, used the Family Leadership Summit in Waukee to launch an effort to oust Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins, who is up for retention in November.
4. A growing community unfortunately means more garbage, which has prompted officials to approve $4.27 million worth of expansions to the landfill in Marion, with more additions to come. Marion officials have also explored vaporizing the waste.
2. The fourth annual Sand in the City has kicked off in Iowa City. This a fun community event where organizations and businesses design and build intricate sand castles. Check out photos from Sand in the City. The theme this year is sculptures of buildings from around the world.
1. Friends and coaches of Gabby Douglas gathered in West Des Moines to watch the Olympics.