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Cedar Rapids family receives home before holidays

CEDAR RAPIDS - Bridget Wilcox knows exactly where she's going to put the Christmas tree in her new home - a home she never plans to leave.Wilcox on Fr ...

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Junkin' for joy: The Barn in Wellman to host holiday market Nov. 4 and 5

When Kate Merck got engaged three years ago, she looked out at the decrepit barn in her parent's backyard in Wellman and thought, that's where I want ...

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Jesus Seminar on the Road returning to Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - When Jo Wasta first read about a two-day conference presented by Jesus Seminar on the Road coming to Cedar Rapids in 2014, she was intr ...

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Taste of Iowa City returns for 10th year

Update (Rain Delay): According to the Taste of Iowa City Facebook page, the event has been delayed to Thursday night due to rain expected to fall on W ...

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Local couple recognized for volunteerism with animals

Calista and George Hospodarsky were vacationing in Europe when they heard about the Floods of 2008. Among the places the couple learned had flooded wa ...

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Catholic Worker House opens in Iowa City

On July 2, a group gathered to celebrate a first-of-its-kind house in Iowa City.The night before, community leaders received the keys to the residence ...

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Tour features pollinator-friendly gardens in Eastern Iowa

When Vicki Keegan's husband died suddenly 22 years ago, gardening became her therapy. She started small, with just a few plants, and she hasn't stoppe ...

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Fourth of July weekend in full swing with Freedom Festival events

CEDAR RAPIDS - Saturday's Freedom Festival events were like vacation for Michael Simeons - but he and his wife Jackie Simeons didn't have to leave Ced ...

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Celebrating the Fourth of July in Cedar Rapids: What you need to know

From pancakes starting the day to fireworks at the end, the community can enjoy a full day of activities this July Fourth in Cedar Rapids. Here's ever ...

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Cedar Rapids quilters have honoring veterans covered

CEDAR RAPIDS - Bernadion "Bee" Coy never expected to be thanked for her military service, mostly because she never talked much about her World War II ...

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Linn County Fair filled with free, family fun — and Kevin Bacon

CENTRAL CITY - Kevin Bacon made an appearance Friday at the Linn County Fair. Not the actor. The pig. Still, this little piggy cut footloose and won ...

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Freedom Festival mural brings splash of red, white and blue to downtown Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - Todd Woodburn pours white latex house paint into a small cup in the back of his red Pontiac Vibe.He calls his vehicle the #x201c;Paint ...

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Iowa City man retracing Lewis and Clark’s route

CEDAR RAPIDS - Mark Patton has started retracing the steps of famed explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. But instead of using horses or boats ...

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Vietnam tribute “The Moving Wall” coming to Clayton County

A half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be returning to Eastern Iowa next week.#x201c;The Moving Wall,#x201d; w ...

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Program connects veterans, shelter dogs

CEDAR RAPIDS - After returning home from Iraq, Joshua Chambers' thoughts often would turn to the wartorn nation.But in a moment, his service dog, Coml ...

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