Cemetery woes

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Fallen trees lay across grave markers in areas of the Fairmount Cemetery off Rockingham Road in Davenport. Volunteers spent the weekend mowing the 200-plus-acre cemetery, which has been neglected for months.

Barb Ickes traces the sad decline of the Fairmount Cemetery in her latest and searches for what, if anything, can be done to restore it. 

A different kind of blue-eyed blonde

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Vietnam War veteran John "Doc" Henyan of Cordova holds a 55-pound yellow flathead catfish he caught earlier this month on the Mississippi River near Princeton, Iowa. Henyan's friend and fellow angler, Loyal Tullius, cleaned and filleted the catch, which they plan to cook later this summer. 

Local angler John "Doc" Henyan had never seen a sunflower yellow 55-pound catfish until he pulled one out of the Mississippi. 

A new monument to Bix

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Board member Carol Schaefer, left, and president Howard Braren remove a cover from the one and only piano owned by Bix Beiderbecke at the Bix Beiderbecke Museum and Archive, which opens to the public Monday, July 24, in the lower level of the River Music Experience.

The Beiderbecke Museum and Archives — a long-planned facility honoring the life of the jazz legend — finally opens in the basement of the River Music Experience in downtown Davenport on July 24.

Opposites don't always attract

Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders and Trump spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway will be under the same roof this Saturday as the political opponents each hold events at the same time Saturday at the downtown Des Moines convention hall.

Weather

Expect moderate temperatures and no rain through Saturday morning.

Traffic 

Expect delays west on I-74 WB from Exit 4 - US 67 to the Mississippi River bridge in Bettendorf.

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