People & Places

Thomas Zinkula installed as ninth bishop of Diocese of Davenport

BETTENDORF - In a ceremony filled with pomp and circumstance and lasting two and a half hours, Mount Vernon native Thomas Zinkula was installed as the ...

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Touring B-17 provides historic flights in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - With a belch of white smoke, the four 1,200-horsepower propeller engines of the Boeing B-17 rumbled to life.Moments before the more tha ...

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Fundraiser Monday to benefit Anamosa fire victims

ANAMOSA - Months after a fire ravaged a downtown Anamosa building and destroyed the work of dozens of artists, the Anamosa community has rallied to su ...

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Pet of the Week: Junior

Described as an #x201c;old soul,#x201d; Junior is laid back and easy going.He is a black, short haired, 8 to 9 year old cat at Cedar Rapids Animal Car ...

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Cedar Rapids tweens on mission to spread kindness this summer

CEDAR RAPIDS - Magic wands have begun popping up in places frequented by tweens in the Cedar Rapids area.Spotted at local playgrounds and parks, publi ...

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Iowa schools start serving free breakfast, lunch for the summer

CEDAR RAPIDS - A long line of children looped through Madison Elementary's cafeteria Monday morning.Even though the school year ended weeks ago in Ced ...

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About 200 attend first Refugee Summit in Eastern Iowa

IOWA CITY - About 200 refugees, immigrants, service providers and advocates filled Iowa City West High on Friday and Saturday for the first Refugee Su ...

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Juneteenth celebrated over weekend

CEDAR RAPIDS - #x201c;No more shackles, no more chains. No more bondage, I am free.#x201d;Singing under a large green-and-white striped tent Saturday ...

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CPR training, quick action saves Coralville woman’s life

CORALVILLE - It was something she hoped she would never have to do, but on a fateful day in May, Ashley Neece put her CPR training to use. And she sa ...

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Iowa City’s Pride Festival celebrates 47 years

IOWA CITY - Nathan Kelley hoped that when community members walked through the Pedestrian Mall in Iowa City on Saturday that they realized at least on ...

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New liaison says Iowa City offers more ‘besides its reputation’

IOWA CITY - On any given evening, downtown is bustling with activity. People of all kinds flock to the Pedestrian Mall for late-night food, drinks and ...

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Project GREEN garden tour highlights Lucas Farms neighborhood

Every winter, when she starts getting anxious for spring, Iowa City resident Linda Lockridge fends off her cabin fever by dreaming of her garden.Surro ...

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What They’re Thinking: Strawberry season in full swing

It's the sweetest - and one of the busiest - times of the year for Angie Iburg and her family at Genoa Bluffs south of Marengo. Iburg and her husband, ...

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Author profile: Beloved author Debbie Macomber wraps up OutLoud Author Series

Debbie Macomber is a big name author and a fan favorite.Calling from her home in the Pacific Northwest - on a #x201c;beautiful, sunshiny day#x201d; - ...

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With nod to Cedar Rapids, Iowa City reaches beyond bar scene

IOWA CITY - On a warm Friday evening in May, some 200 people filled downtown's clothing boutiques and art and jewelry stores, sipping cocktails, munch ...

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