People & Places

75 years later, Pearl Harbor stories live on

CEDAR RAPIDS - Chuck Elias never met his uncle William J. Shanahan, but grew up surrounded by his memory. #x201c;When you walked into Grandma's house, ...

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92-year-old Iowa woman’s Christmas display lights up the night

SWISHER - As she does every year, Hazel Schropp began putting up her outdoor Christmas decorations just after Halloween this year. Her goal is always ...

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Cedar Rapids Help-Portrait provides service, closure to some

CEDAR RAPIDS - When Laura Holeton saw herself in a portrait taken by a professional photographer on Saturday, she was surprised. Then, she began to c ...

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Celebrate Christmas, Midwestern style

Santa Claus, Ind.: Celebrate in Santa's HometownIt's always Christmas in this small town in southwestern Indiana, but over the next month the festivit ...

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Part of float falls on child, Fire & Ice Holiday DeLight Parade halted

CEDAR RAPIDS - The annual Holiday DeLight Parade at the Cedar Rapids Fire & Ice Festival was halted Saturday when part of a float broke off and landed ...

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Grant lets Iowa Parrot Rescue make upgrades

The first thing visitors to the Iowa Parrot Rescue in rural Muscatine County are likely to notice is the noise.Parrots are loud. More than 60 parrots ...

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Coralville woman finds purpose in tragedy

From the top of a steep hill in Coralville, Bridgid Ruden had no idea her life was about to drastically change. In a matter of moments, she'd no long ...

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Holiday market returns, grows at Mount Mercy

The students and vendors at this year's Market on the Mount are hoping to see lots of faces - new and old - doing some holiday shopping next weekend. ...

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Ruedy family decorates every room for Christmas

CEDAR RAPIDS - It's Christmastime at the Ruedys!Wreaths and ribbons and holly galore. Ornaments and garlands and Father Christmases make more. Indeed, ...

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Donate food, see a movie for free Saturday in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - The idea is simple: bring five canned food items to the Galaxy 16 Cine in Cedar Rapids on Saturday and receive free admission to any mo ...

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Fire & Ice Festival: What you need to know

CEDAR RAPIDS - With the holidays looming, downtown Cedar Rapids is poised to transform into a winter wonderland. The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Allia ...

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Christmas in the Park returns to Marion Friday

MARION - Caroling, horse-drawn carriage rides and lighting of the Community Peace Tree are all on tap as the city of Marion hosts its 24th annual Chri ...

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Eastern Iowa hospitals giving and receiving

Giving trees, angel trees, poinsettias, love lights, sock lines and ornaments. All are ways Corridor hospitals are raising spirits and funds through t ...

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Benton County plans memorial for sheriff killed 78 years ago

VINTON - Nearly 80 years after the death of one of its sheriffs, Benton County residents are working to ensure his memory lives on for decades to come ...

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Joffrey Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ offers magical experience for student dancers

IOWA CITY - Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon knows very well the once-in-a-lifetime magic he's creating for children dancing alon ...

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