Community Corner by JR Ogden

North Cedar football photos

CLARENCE - The North Cedar football teams is off to an 0-4 start after last Friday's 22-19 loss to North Cedar.The Knights opened with a loss at Albur ...

West Delaware football photo

CENTER POINT - The West Delaware football team is off to a 3-1 start after Friday's 33-8 win at Center Point-Urbana.The Hawks stay on the road this we ...

West Delaware cross country photos

STRAWBERRY POINT - The West Delaware junior varsity cross country teams placed second (boys) and third (girls) at the Starmont Invitational on Sept. 1 ...

Fast-pitch softball’s past honored in Hall of Fame inductions

One of my first loves at The Gazette was covering fast-pitch softball. My father, Jack Ogden, was a big player in the local softball scene and I used ...

North Cedar cross country photos

WYOMING, Iowa - The North Cedar boys' and girls' cross country teams competed in the Midland Invitational on Monday.

Here are some photos from the event.

Photos from North Cedar volleyball

CLARENCE - The North Cedar volleyball team has 10-9 record heading into Tuesday night's home match with West Branch.The Knights went 3-2 at the Spring ...

Mount Vernon volleyball in a word

MOUNT VERNON - Intensity. Demand. Stability. Confidence.These are just a few words to describe what Mount Vernon volleyball is all about.Each season, ...

West Delaware volleyball photos

MANCHESTER - The West Delaware volleyball team is off to an 11-10 start this season after Tuesday's 3-0 win over Solon.The Hawks are home on Saturday, ...

West Delaware football photos

MANCHESTER - The West Delaware football team is off to a 2-1 start and play at Center Point-Urbana tonight.

Here are some pictures from the Hawks' overtime win over Davenport Assumption last week.

Kennedy cross country runners form a unique bond

CEDAR RAPIDS - It's no secret running is difficult. And it's been said people bond when facing difficulty together.The Kennedy girls' cross country te ...

Photos from North Cedar football

BELLEVUE - The North Cedar football team fell to 0-3 last Friday with a 54-13 loss to Bellevue.

The Knights host Clayton Ridge this Friday.

Here are some photos from North Cedar senior Madison Cornelious and Lexus Crist.

Grinnell Glacier ignites memories of Iowa’s past

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 and sits o ...

Mount Vernon football back on right path

MOUNT VERNON - Forget about Solon. Forget last week's mistakes, mental errors, special team's mishaps.Forget all of it.The Mount Vernon Mustangs are b ...

Good storytelling starts with a passion

All too often, we hear about men and women who dread what they do. They dislike the travel a job desires, the boss is a pain, the work environment na ...

Thomas Gilman ready for World wrestling tournament

IOWA CITY - The quest begins, and ends, Friday for former University of Iowa all-American Thomas Gilman. A third-place finisher in the NCAA Champions ...