People & Places

Running with a little star power: Girls on the Run celebrates 10 years in Eastern Iowa

Grace Fincham is in fourth grade, and she loves to run. Specifically, the 10-year-old, who attends Lincoln Elementary School in Iowa City, loves to ru ...

»
History Center reaches Douglas Mansion fundraising goal

CEDAR RAPIDS - With a final award from the state Thursday, The History Center has met its fundraising goal to restore the Douglas Mansion.The Iowa Eco ...

»
Dream weavers: C.R. couple facing end-of-life realities granted beach getaway through nonprofit organization

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Every day brings pancreatic cancer awareness to married musicians Ron DeWitte and Lynne Rothrock of Ced ...

»
How a slow-going musical could save the old soul of Broadway, scene of ‘Frozen’ and ‘Mean Girls’

NEW YORK - Halfway through the new Broadway musical #x201c;The Band's Visit,#x201d; a restaurateur in a remote Israeli town sings an aching ballad.#x2 ...

»
Willis Dady meets $3 million fundraising goal for Cedar Rapids shelter expansion, renovation

CEDAR RAPIDS - Willis Dady Homeless Services has reached its $3 million fundraising goal to begin an expansion and renovation of its decades-old shelt ...

»
Iowa City Downtown Holiday Market to feature pop-up shelters

IOWA CITY - This year's Downtown Holiday Market in Iowa City is going to look a little bit different from years past.The large tent that housed vendor ...

»
Bonds of friendship live on for Eastern Iowa veteran

HIAWATHA - Jim Felker and Terry Wiles knew each other for six months when Wiles died more than 50 years ago, but the bond formed while serving togethe ...

»
New computer lab opens up possibilities for Salvation Army in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - Visitors to The Salvation Army in Cedar Rapids now have a new computer lab to work with.The Salvation Army unveiled its new lab during ...

»
Iowa Lottery: Million dollar lotto ticket sold in Iowa

Have you bought a lottery ticket in Council Bluffs, recently? You might want to check your numbers.According to the Iowa Lottery, a Powerball ticket p ...

»
Millennials to small cities: Ready or not, here we come

COLUMBUS, Ind. - Tyler and Alissa Hodge, two of the hundreds of young professionals who have moved here in recent years, noticed that despite the infl ...

»
Charity Halloween party becomes a Cedar Rapids smash

When Kelli Sutterman and Mike and Molly Schulte decided to throw a Halloween party three years ago, they thought it would just be their friends and ac ...

»
Social Hall latest addition to NewBo in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - A new social hall is the Jelinek family's latest addition to the New Bohemia District in Cedar Rapids. The Jelineks' restoration of the ...

»
Iowa on film: New documentary nonprofit launching in Iowa City

IOWA CITY - A new nonprofit documentary filmmaking organization is turning the spotlight on Iowa.Kevin Kelley, an Iowa filmmaker and two-time Emmy Awa ...

»
Ventriloquist Denny Naughton & friends getting back in the act for National Czech & Slovak Museum fundraiser

CEDAR RAPIDS - The advice Denny Naughton received fresh out of law school still rings in his ears. "The lawyer I worked for in Omaha said, 'You want ...

»
Sushi, sake and coffee on menu for new Iowa City restaurant Soseki Sushi Cafe & Sake Bar

Until recently, Kevin Wu never intended to open a restaurant.He grew up watching his parents, immigrants from Taiwan, work long hours in restaurants, ...

»