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Club members help revamp Wilder Museum’s doll collection in Strawberry Point

The Wilder Museum in downtown Strawberry Point, which was renovated in 2014, has gotten another makeover.The Prairie Rapids Doll Club of Iowa - whose ...

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Club aims to endow pediatric chaplaincy

IOWA CITY - For about 20 years, the Old Capitol Kiwanis Club of Iowa City has been trying to endow additional chaplaincies at the University of Iowa C ...

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Local Girl Scouts awarded for impressive cookie sales

CEDAR RAPIDS - A trio of Girl Scouts from the Corridor recently earned top cookie seller honors for their age groups.From Feb. 12 to March 20, 9,590 G ...

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Bzzzz... Indian Creek Nature Center sees huge increase in beekeeping class enrollment

Indian Creek Nature Center is buzzing with new beekeepers. Enrollment in its annual beginning beekeeping class soared this year, taking off from 25 st ...

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Hanna McVeigh walks for awareness

CEDAR RAPIDS - Hanna McVeigh thought she had the flu just before Valentine's Day in 2014.#x201c;I was just vomiting. I couldn't eat. I couldn't drink. ...

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Vinton woman is Iowa’s Mother of the Year

VINTON - Over the years, Barbara Wittmer has opened her 12-bedroom farmhouse outside Vinton to scores of foster children.On April 26, that selflessnes ...

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Cedar Rapids Washington is home to top reporter

CEDAR RAPIDS - Molly Hunter only started working for Washington High School's newspaper, The Surveyor, during her junior year. "I tried lots of activ ...

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Iowa Nice Guy endorses power of humor, mocks Nebraskans, at Iowa City fundraiser

CORALVILLE - It was very Iowa nice of him.Scott Siepker, perhaps better known as the Iowa Nice Guy in his popular and often biting social media videos ...

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Student of the Month: McCauley leads by example

CENTER POINT - Faith, family and friends.That's the personal motto of Mitchell McCauley, 16, a sophomore at Center Point-Urbana High School, who is th ...

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Business owner plans Vietnam memorial in Manchester

MANCHESTER - The proprietor of Grumpy Bill's Eatery is not all that grumpy. But William Scott still gets a little testy when he recalls the shabby tre ...

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Pop-up location in Iowa City sells Schuster’s work

IOWA CITY - Longtime printmaker Sylvia Schuster has been showing and selling her work for decades.But until recently, there was no gallery in town sol ...

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Repping the 3-1-9: C.R. babies gifted ‘319’ onesies at local hospital

CEDAR RAPIDS - Babies born at Unity Point-St. Luke's Hospital are being given onesies that read #x201c;Born in the (319)#x201d;, Cedar Rapids' area co ...

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Grand Meadow Country Club marks 100 years this month

This month marks the centennial of the Grand Meadow Country Club (GMCC), but the club doesn't feature a golf course or banquet facility. Instead, its ...

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Aroma of skunks topic of Tina Wagner’s writing, talk to kids

COLESBURG - A crowd of kindergartners at Colesburg Elementary hangs on to Tina Wagner's every word as she holds up her 5-year-old pet skunk.#x201c;We ...

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Curtain rising on new theater seasons in Corridor

New theatrical seasons are springing up, bringing shows hot off Broadway, Pulitzer Prize-winners, family favorites, comedies and dramas to area stages ...

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