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Group called Corridor Rocks aims to brighten others’ days

Rocks of various shapes and sizes are becoming the creative canvases for those taking part in a new Corridor community group.

Members of Corridor Rocks find, paint and hide rocks around the Corridor for others to find.

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North Liberty man plans to do a wheelie on at least 100 miles of RAGBRAI

Since he began training for RAGBRAI last fall, Brian Havlik of North Liberty says he has ridden more than 600 miles doing a wheelie,

Havlik, 39, decided ... »

Johnson County Fair returns to Iowa City July 24-27

IOWA CITY - For Charlie Isaacs, the Johnson County Fair is more than a week of festivities. It is about family tradition and hard work.

#x201c;It runs in my family. My grandfather was on the fair board for 30 years so it's a great tradition to fo ... »

Hiawatha native gives his Medal of Honor to 173rd Airborne Brigade

CEDAR RAPIDS - Since he received the Medal of Honor in 2010 for heroic action in Afghanistan, Salvatore Giunta has emphasized that the recognition was not his alone.

#x201c;It has never been mine. It has always been ours,#x201d; Giunta, now 32 and ... »

New not-for-profit innovation program formed in partnership with NewBoCo and United Way

A new program aims to help not-for-profits launch new services, strengthen financial viability and make an even bigger impact in the communities they serve.

New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative and the United Way of East Central Iowa are forming ... »

Kennedy football team comes out to support Pulling for Honor fundraiser

CEDAR RAPIDS - Decked out in their #x201c;Brother/Family#x201d; T-shirts, Kennedy High School football players took their turn Saturday at pulling a 65-ton FedEx 757 jet as part of the second annual Pulling for Honor fundraiser.

Dozens of teams o ... »

‘Community Conversation’ series takes on affordable housing

CEDAR RAPIDS - The issue of affordable housing isn't going away. That was the message Saturday of Dale Todd, a developer and community leader who helped moderate a discussion on the topic.

#x201c;You either deal with (affordable housing) now, or y ... »

Second annual Pulling for Honor fundraiser hopes to raise $100,000

CEDAR RAPIDS - After raising more than $38,000 at last year's first-ever Pulling for Honor fundraiser, organizers are aiming to collect $100,000 this time out.

The second-annual Pulling for Honor fundraiser is set for Saturday at the Eastern Iowa ... »

‘American Idol’ finalist Crystal Bowersox shares positive message, songs at Camp Tanager

MOUNT VERNON - Nashville recording artist Crystal Bowersox had some advice to share with dozens of kids attending diabetes camp in Mount Vernon Wednesday: #x201c;Know that your attitude is your best friend or your foe.#x201d;

Bowersox, who rose t ... »

Jugglers from around the world creating 'moving sculpture' in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - Dan Holzman describes the art of juggling as creating a "moving sculpture."

The 55-year-old Pinole, California, resident said he has been juggling since he was 14 years old and made a 35-year career of it before retiring earlier t ... »