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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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School-based clinics available in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - Students in the Cedar Rapids Community School District have a quick, nearby place to visit if they need basic medical services during t ...

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Group aims to build Iowa City arts center called ‘the ArtiFactory’

IOWA CITY - The non-profit Arts Iowa City wants to construct a facility dubbed the ArtiFactory in downtown Iowa City or nearby in the Riverfront Cross ...

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Camp Courageous raffling off car

Camp Courageous, a year-round camp for kids and adults with disabilities, is raffling off a 1966 VW Cabriolet in September. Michael Verst of Union, K ...

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In Iowa: Creating partnerships to aid inclusivity

A small girl stands in an apartment building parking lot, clutching a parcel containing a blanket and a card with the message, #x201c;You are not alo ...

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