People & Places

Serving self-confidence: Cafe 361 gives back to Cedar Rapids community

On a day off from school, you might not expect middle school and high school girls to spend their time giving back to the community. But at Cafe 361 i ...

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Keystone, IA native Raegan Junge to appear on the Steve Harvey show

Four young kids from across the country will be featured on the Thursday, January 19th episode of Steve Harvey airing on NBC at 2 p.m. CST.Among the f ...

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Weather cancels MLK Day events

CEDAR RAPIDS - The weather wreaked havoc Monday on several Martin Luther King Jr. Day events planned in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.Due to concerns abo ...

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Your guide to the 2017 Coralville WinterFest

CORALVILLE - Hundreds of area residents are expected to gather this weekend for an event aimed at bringing families together for some post-holiday fun ...

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MLK Day celebration focuses on the power to change a community

CEDAR RAPIDS - Hassan Selim calls himself an immigrant and a Muslim.He says both can represent a challenge for anyone trying to integrate and start a ...

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Beat the Bitter: A guide to North Liberty’s winter festival

NORTH LIBERTY - In an effort to fight the wintertime blues, get folks outside moving around and encourage community interaction, an enthusiastic group ...

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Let Me Run program focuses on boys’ fitness, emotional health

IOWA CITY - Each season, Charity Nebbe has coached Girls on the Run, a life skills and running program for girls ages 8 through 13, she's had boys ask ...

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‘Doc Anthony,’ friend of people but foe of crows

CEDAR RAPIDS - For 11 years, from 1982 to 1993, Cedar Rapids had its very own city veterinarian on the payroll.Russell Anthony, who had his own veteri ...

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Girl Scout cookies turn 100 this year

Forget birthday cake; for this celebration, break out the cookies. Girl Scout cookies, those highly anticipated seasonal snacks sold by girls across ...

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Olympic gold medal swimmers to teach clinic at Cedar Rapids YMCA

CEDAR RAPIDS - Two gold medalists from Team USA Olympic Swimming will visit Cedar Rapids Sunday to coach young competitive swimmers and help them impr ...

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West High School junior is runner-up at math competition

IOWA CITY - Junhee Lee, a junior at Iowa City West High School, won $6,000 in the math game "Who Wants to Be a Mathematician," held Saturday, Jan. 7, ...

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In Iowa: Grit and grace of Iowans made reporter’s job easier

News being by definition mostly bad, 2008 stands out in the memory of an Eastern Iowa journalist looking back, on the first day of semiretirement, at ...

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Quality ingredients key to New Pioneer Co-op chef’s culinary success

Tony Carter Walsh didn't exactly dream of becoming a chef. But after several years in the restaurant business, the 46-year-old is now leading the kitc ...

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First-generation Americans feel caught in the middle of two cultures

You're becoming too Americanized, Nickie Nguyen's parents told her when she didn't speak Vietnamese as well as the other Vietnamese children around he ...

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Don’t be fooled by fur — pets get cold in winter, too

IOWA CITY - During the coldest winter temperatures, Eastern Iowans may want to stay inside by the fireplace or under a blanket, but that doesn't mean ...

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