Radio Iowa has compiled a list of the top stories of 2010.
The chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court and two other justices were booted off the bench in the retention election in November, fallout from the high court’s 2009 ruling that paved the way for same-sex marriage in Iowa.
The concrete dam that formed Lake Delhi in Delaware County collapsed in flooding in July, wiping out 300 houses downstream and leaving 900 lakefront homes with no lake.
Hiawatha native and Army Staff Sergeant Sal Guinta was awarded the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony for his bravery in battle in Afghanistan. Also, 2800 Iowa National Guard troops shipped out for a year of duty in Afghanistan, the largest Iowa Guard deployment since World War II.
In sports, the year began with the Iowa Hawkeyes beating Georgia Tech in the Orange Bowl. UNI upset number-one Kansas in the NCAA basketball tourney, and “The Mayor” returned to Ames as former Cyclone Fred Hoiberg became the new basketball coach at Iowa State.
Listen to those stories, and others, in our three-minute reports by clicking on the following links:
- Iowa news stories of 2010, anchored by Matt Kelley
- Iowa political stories of 2010, anchored by O. Kay Henderson
- Iowa military stories of 2010, anchored by Dar Danielson
- Iowa human interest stories of 2010, anchored by Pat Curtis
- Iowa sports stories of 2010, anchored by Todd Kimm