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Iowa City success coach encourages clients to overcome fear with confidence


Marlo Higgins, of Iowa City, embodies the concepts of taking risks and overcoming fear with confidence, two key lessons she tries to instill in her clients. At several pivotal points in her life, Higgins has been willing to take a big risk tha ... »

SET Task Force prepares to make recommendations

CEDAR RAPIDS - As a series of community conversations organized by leaders of the Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities Task Force wraps up, the leaders are looking ahead to see what's next.

The conversations were organized to engage the Cedar ... »

Food insecurity focus of Eat. Grow. Share. in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - One of every eight Linn County residents is food insecure and one in 20 Cedar Rapids residents live in areas with low food access.

That's according to the Food Environmental Alliance, a group of individuals and organizations working ... »

Summer Dare participants surpass 1 million minute reading goal

CEDAR RAPIDS - The goal was 1 million minutes.

And on Saturday, officials from the Cedar Rapids Public Library announced the goal had been met.

During an end of summer event to celebrate the library's annual Summer Dare learning and reading ... »

In tornado’s aftermath, Pioneer Days returns to Central City

CENTRAL CITY - Even in the aftermath of a tornado that hit the Historic Brown Farm in Central City earlier this summer, causing damage to the property, this year's 10th anniversary Pioneer Days festival proceeded as planned.

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Iowa City police investigate shooting

IOWA CITY - Iowa City Police are investigating a shooting that occurred on Friday night.

At 11:05 p.m., Iowa City police responded for a fight in progress at the 1000 block of Sandusky Dr. Once on the scene, officers located a male victim who wa ... »

Hall-Perrine grants $500,000 to Cedar Rapids History Center campaign

CEDAR RAPIDS - The History Center has raised $2.6 million in its Landmark & Legacy campaign with the help of some recent grants.

The Hall-Perrine Foundation awarded $500,000 to the center as a capstone gift once the campaign reaches $3.4 million ... »

Concerns flow over Pinicon Ridge Park Dam’s future

CENTRAL CITY - When the Pinicon Ridge Park Dam on the Wapsipinicon River was completed in 1967, it created more recreational opportunities upstream.

But now that the dam is at the end of its 50-year life span, the question facing its owner, Linn C ... »

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 ... »