Community

African American Museum in Cedar Rapids hires new deputy director

When LaNisha Cassell lost her home to a fire last September, the community reached out to help her. "They were incredible," she said. Now - after 11 ...

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‘Beat the Bitter’ to provide outlet against winter in North Liberty this weekend

On Saturday, North Liberty residents are being encouraged to bundle up, get outside and enjoy some good old-fashioned winter fun during the Beat the B ...

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Cedar Rapids ranks No. 8 for affordability, survey shows

CEDAR RAPIDS - In Cedar Rapids, the fifth season is free, but that's not why the City of Five Seasons ranks high in a affordability review released th ...

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Photos from 2006 tornado sought by Iowa City Public Library

IOWA CITY - The Iowa City Public Library is collecting photographs related to the April 13, 2006 tornado, as the tenth anniversary of the destructive ...

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Student of the month Schulte aspires to elected office

KEOTA - Keota High School Senior Abby Schulte's eyes sparkle when she talks about government and politics. The 17-year-old is a big fan of Hillary Cl ...

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Vesterheim’s Folk Art School celebrating 50 years of Nordic artistry

DECORAH - From a plain block of basswood, Minnesota loons and fjord horses spring forth. From a plain strip of basswood, intricate patterns emerge in ...

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Lisbon ranch ‘Unbridled Spirits’ helps retired horses in second leg of life

LISBON - Tina Norris has spent most of her life around horses. Norris, who grew up in Cedar Rapids, started riding when she was six, and had several f ...

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Celebrating tenth birthday, Matthew 25 continues to grow

Clint Twedt-Ball uses a garden analogy to explain how Matthew 25, an organization he and his brother, Courtney Ball, started 10 years ago, has evolved ...

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Schedule: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day events

Cedar Rapids African American Museum of Iowa Monday: 3 p.m., "The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." Museum educator Krystal Gladden wil ...

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MLK luncheon to honor 8 area students

CEDAR RAPIDS - Since the Rotary's motto is #x201c;Service Above Self,#x201d; the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon honoring area student volu ...

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Dancing with the Saints: Celebrity dance off to raise money for Xavier

This weekend 10 couples will don their dancing shoes during a fundraiser for Xavier High School. "Dancing with the Saints" pairs Xavier parents and c ...

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New Garrison Public Library nearly complete

The Garrison Public Library has come a long way since July 2011, when severe winds and heavy rains caused serious damage.#x201c;That old building was ...

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Iowa City/Johnson County Center celebrating 35th anniversary

IOWA CITY - Ina Loewenberg's first experience with the Iowa City/ Johnson County Senior Center in Iowa City was in 1998, when she began taking billiar ...

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Iowa City Press Co-op offers printmaking classes, studio space

After Emily Jalinsky, 29, graduated from the University of Kansas with a printmaking degree, she wanted to continue her art. But suddenly unaffiliated ...

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Iowa All Over: Historic Old Fort Madison first U.S. military post on the Upper Mississippi River

FORT MADISON - Fort Madison, in southeast Iowa's Lee County, is home to historic Old Fort Madison, the first U.S. military post on the Upper Mississip ...

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