116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
The first time I learned how to ask good questions was at age 5, when I learned Santa Claus was not real. “Whose lap have I been sitting on all these years?!” was the first question I asked, according to my mother.
I’m a features reporter for The Gazette, which means I have the opportunity to get to know folks on a more personal level, show people the best parts of life and demonstrate how daily news affects members of the community. In addition to covering restaurants and food news, I serve on The Gazette’s Fact Checker team and have a particular passion for human interest pieces as well as stories focusing on marginalized communities.
Sometimes, taking a moment to listen to others and reflect on what they say — even those who might not think they have much of a story to tell — really puts things in perspective.
When I’m not reporting, I like to travel, go bird watching, search for new items to add to my Peanuts collection and keep my cat from scaring away the cardinals on my balcony.
Latest Articles by Elijah Decious
Community May. 17, 2022 6:00 am
Iowa Valley Resource, Conservation & Development will continue to drop new videos each month through August to show consumers how to best find and connect to the food grown close to home.
News May. 13, 2022 6:31 pm
Even with significant budget cuts, resettlement agencies processed over 900 Afghans. After agencies across Iowa faced a wave of humanitarian parolees in the midst of substantial challenges, how did they fare?
Shawnniecakes Cafe on First announced plans to open a second location at 1800 First Ave. NE, inside Collins Community Credit Union. The new spot is under construction; an opening date has not been announced.
The new location at 102 Second St. SE, the former location of La Cantina Bar & Grill, comes after much anticipation and the opening of their Marion location in December.
Sweetie’s Ice Cream Parlor, an extension of Sweet Mercantile on the corner of 16th Ave. SW and C Street SW, opened May 5 for candy, sodas, ice cream, milkshakes, floats and sundaes.