Community Corner by JR Ogden

Marion’s John Hanson answers nature’s call

Editor's note: John Lawrence Hanson, Ed.D., of Marion teaches U.S. history with an emphasis on environmental issues at Linn-Mar High School. We waite ...

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Kennedy’s Craig Mallicoat helps keep wrestlers focused

CEDAR RAPIDS - Kennedy assistant wrestling coach Craig Mallicoat has an obvious passion for wrestling.#x201c;Wrestling teaches you how to win and it t ...

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Derek Roberts took long road to coaching boys’ basketball at City High

IOWA CITY - It all started on a blacktop in a church parking lot behind Derek Roberts' house when he was growing up.From then on, he would continue to ...

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How they’re doing: Catching up with former Eastern Iowa preps

Iowa colleges - Central's Josie Youel of Traer (North Tama) earned all-Iowa Conference academic honors in volleyball along with Coe's Victoria Hartman ...

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North Cedar enjoys state dance competition

DES MOINES - North Cedar's state dance team failed to place in the pom and military divisions at the state meet in December, but did earn a division o ...

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Running tales from Team 99 Counties

Editor's note: Daren Schumaker of Cedar Rapids and Dennis Lee of Walford are attempting to run across Iowa's 99 counties to raise money and awareness ...

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North Cedar wrestling photos

CLARENCE - The North Cedar wrestling team hosted Wilton on Thursday in a dual meet.

Here are some photos from the dual:

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North Cedar’s Emily Hay out for rest of basketball season

CLARENCE - The North Cedar girls' basketball team lost a big part of its leadership last month.Senior Emily Hay tore her ACL while playing against Tip ...

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North Cedar wrestler Byron Boleyn takes aim at state

CLARENCE - North Cedar senior Byron Boleyn has a goal - make it to state and do well.Last year, Boleyn was one match away from qualifying for state.#x ...

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Running tales from Team 99 Counties

Editor's note: Daren Schumaker of Cedar Rapids and Dennis Lee of Walford are attempting to run across Iowa's 99 counties to raise money and awareness ...

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North Cedar’s Darby Hawtrey balances athletics, academics

CLARENCE - Balance.The goal of educators and parents is to have a student equally balanced in character, ability and drive.It's the 21st century and s ...

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Mount Vernon girls’ basketball having fun, success

MOUNT VERNON - The Mount Vernon girls' basketball team is sitting a 6-3 during the holiday break.The Mustangs are coming off a 56-39 loss to Waverly-S ...

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Xavier’s Kaitlyn Hamlett enjoying freshman basketball

CEDAR RAPIDS - Xavier freshman guard Kaitlyn Hamlett has been playing basketball for many years.Starting in second grade, Hamlett joined the Cedar Rap ...

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Mount Vernon’s Tristan Wirfs getting ready for ‘big leagues’

MOUNT VERNON - Standing in front of the Army Bowl backdrop holding the hard-earned jersey, Tristan Wirfs' hands are shaking as cameras flash.Mount Ver ...

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Talented freshmen shining at North Cedar

CLARENCE - Coaches get excited when they have several freshmen athletes, especially when they can contribute right away.North Cedar's wrestling squad ...

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