Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Who was the father of Iowa family who mysteriously died in Mexico? Kevin Sharp was found dead along with his family in a Mexico condominium where they were staying while on vacation. He was a stock car racer. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs USA Today Network Aaron Young, The Des Moines Register Published 11:11 a.m. CT March 24, 2018 | Updated 11:19 a.m. CT March 24, 2018 CLOSE "Life is not going to be the same without her," Beth Fry added after finding out that Amy Sharp, her husband Kevin and their two kids were found dead in Mexico early Friday. Brian Powers/The Register CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN … [Read more...] about Who was the father of Iowa family who mysteriously died in Mexico?
MEXICO CITY — Autopsies indicate an Iowa couple and their two children died from inhaling toxic gas at a rented condo on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, but there was no sign of foul play or suicide, Mexican authorities said Saturday. The prosecutors’ office in the Caribbean coast state of Quintana Roo said that “the cause of death was asphyxiation from inhaling toxic gases.” It said the type of gas hadn’t yet been determined, but added that “any violent act or suicide has been discounted.” Photos released by the office showed investigators in anti-contamination suits and firefighters with air tanks examining gas connections to a stove in the condo in Tulum. The office said investigators “carried out a physical investigation of the gas connections in the room,” and the civil defense office of Tulum would issue a technical report on the findings. In 2010, the explosion of an improperly installed gas line at a hotel in the nearby town … [Read more...] about Iowa family died of gas asphyxiation at Mexican resort
GRIMES, Iowa – In the Twin Cities and much of the Midwest, Hy-Vee Inc. is expanding and has big plans to compete as some shoppers migrate from aisles to apps. To drive those ambitions, the company last year opened a new office outside Des Moines for IT workers that is one of the most imaginative in the region. Called the Helpful Smiles Technology center, the $5.2 million sprawling, generic building belies an interior so cool that it looks like it was designed by Disney. Hy-Vee is hoping the facility will help it attract talent to a city and state not known as a tech destination but that has data outposts of companies like Facebook and Microsoft and a lower unemployment rate than Minnesota. “There’s no doubt that it helps to have a state-of-the-art facility such as HST to attract and retain quality employees,” said Matt Ludwig, the company’s chief information officer. “We had to keep up or risk missing out on the talent pool.” The name comes … [Read more...] about As shoppers migrate online, Hy-Vee wages fight to draw tech talent to Iowa
CRESTON, Iowa >> The bodies of an Iowa couple and their two children were found in a rented condo in Mexico today, though it wasn’t immediately clear what caused their deaths, according to investigators. CRESTON, Iowa >> The bodies of an Iowa couple and their two children were found in a rented condo in Mexico today, though it wasn’t immediately clear what caused their deaths, according to investigators. The family was reported missing by relatives in their hometown of Creston, Iowa, earlier in the day, about a week after the family left for vacation. Creston police contacted the U.S. Department of State, and the bodies were found during a welfare check at the condo in Tulum, on the Yucatan Peninsula. In Mexico, the Quintana Roo state prosecutors office tweeted that the bodies were found in a tourist compound. The office said that “no signs of violence were found on the bodies or in the room,” though authorities said it wasn’t immediately … [Read more...] about Missing Iowa family found dead in Mexico
Mike Zahs is a 70-year-old retired history teacher with a 6-foot-3 frame, a big white beard and an indefatigable love for all the stuff nobody wants anymore.Zahs is known around Washington — the small town in eastern Iowa where he’s lived nearly all his life — as the guy to call when you need to unload something. Anything.Parts of old buildings. The steeple of a demolished church. An ancient grain wagon. Any and all artifacts tied to the history of the home he knows and loves. He said he’s not focused enough in his acquisitions to be called a collector. He prefers the term “saver.”“If it looks like it’s on its last chance to being saved,” Zahs said, “somebody will call me and say, ‘You should do something about this.’ ”In 1981, Zahs made the find of a lifetime. In the basement of an old Iowa farmhouse, he unearthed more than 8,000 items. Within this treasure trove — the estate of long-deceased … [Read more...] about The Iowa teacher who found a priceless film collection in a farmhouse basement