People & Places

Iowa native, business owner to talk about kombucha craze

Do you like sauerkraut? Pickles? If you have a taste for these tangy, fermented foods, you may enjoy sipping on some Kombucha, a fermented, lightly sw ...

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At 75, Wonder Woman is ready to return to the superhero spotlight

She may not look it, but Wonder Woman is celebrating her 75th birthday this year.DC Comics launched Superman and Batman before Wonder Woman, but many ...

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Riverside Theatre announces revised season lineup

IOWA CITY - Under the leadership of Interim Artistic Director Sean Lewis, Riverside Theatre has made major changes to its 2016-17 season. The new lin ...

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New executive director of UI Hillel Foundation hopes to engage more students

The roles of teacher, mentor, faith leader, community member and manager all fall under one title at the University of Iowa Louis Shulman Hillel Found ...

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Cedar Rapids man makes RAGBRAI a family affair

WASHINGTON - Don Kaas celebrated his 77th birthday on Sunday, July 24, which just happened to also be the first day of the annual Register's Annual Gr ...

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Keeping the tradition alive: 61 Drive In entertains drive-in movie enthusiasts

"I can't get nooooo satissssfactionnn" rang from the speakers just before 7 p.m. at the 61 Drive In. Despite the Rolling Stones's words, those arrivin ...

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Cedar Rapids event highlights that fight against hunger requires whole community to succeed

When Peggy Fritz was out of work earlier this year, it was hard to keep enough food on the table. She often made the 45-minute drive from her home in ...

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Heading to Nordic Fest? Make sure you can speak the lingo

DECORAH - Snakker de norsk? (Do you speak Norwegian?) If the answer is #x201c;nei#x201d; (no), never fear. We've got the lingo you'll need at the 50th ...

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‘During Nordic Fest, everybody’s Norwegian’

DECORAH - Jerry Aulwes, 81, has German heritage, but that didn't stop him from helping plan Decorah's first Nordic Fest in 1967.This year, he's proud ...

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‘American Pickers’ returning to Iowa

The History Channel show #x201c;American Pickers#x201d; is set to return its recording to Iowa in August and the stars, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, ar ...

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Cobble Hill owner returns to Food Network

CEDAR RAPIDS - Andy Schumacher may not be a world renowned celebrity chef, but he's certainly no stranger to being on television.In 2005, the owner of ...

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Thanksgiving in July food drive in Johnson County snares more than 1,500 pounds of food

IOWA CITY - The Crisis Center of Johnson County has about a week left of its Thanksgiving in July program to combat the summer slump at its food pantr ...

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UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's nurse reaches 500 flight milestone on LifeGuard Air Ambulance

CEDAR RAPIDS - Bev Minear takes critical care to new heights - upward of 5,000 feet in the sky, in fact. A nurse with UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's Ho ...

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Faith and Values: Cedar Rapids man extolls virtues of being good without God

Alan Diehl didn't wake up one day and decide he no longer believed in God. There was no great plan to disappoint his parents and shock his congregatio ...

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Humanists of Linn County want to make a difference in the community they value

A large group gathers for coffee and breakfast once a week - usually on Saturdays at the Blue Strawberry in downtown Cedar Rapids, but at alternate ti ...

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