NewBo Arts Festival adds student event

CEDAR RAPIDS — Up-and-coming artists from high schools and colleges around Eastern Iowa gathered Saturday for the first NextGen Artist Invitational during the NewBo Arts Festival in the New Bohemia neighborhood.

“We’re a [...]

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17-year-old runs ‘playathon’ for Iowa City music programs

CORALVILLE — In the wake of music program budget cuts in Iowa City, 17-year-old Jae-Hee Lee found a way to help performing arts programs while giving students an opportunity to perform.

Lee started a daylong student recital last year [...]

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Hodgins - Wood

Hodgins - Wood Emmett and Robyn Hodgins of Cedar Rapids are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Erin Hodgins to Derek Wood of Louisville, KY. Erin and Derek currently reside in Louisville. They will exchange vows [...]

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Church prays for community unity following Ferguson

IOWA CITY — For the Rev. Anthony Smith, establishing a unified community is about taking the first step.

Smith, pastor at New Creations International Church in Iowa City, took that step with a unity service Sunday morning to pray for [...]

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Moore - Showalter

Moore - Showalter Tia Moore and Austin Showalter were united in marriage on July 5, 2014 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Richmond, IA. A reception followed at the Holiday Inn in Coralville. Tia is the daughter of Mike and Elaine Moo [...]

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Century of Living

Century of Living On Sept. 6th from 11 to 1, Verna Kimberling will be celebrating a century of living with an open house at the Tipton Senior Center, 111 Orange St. No gifts, please. Cards: 102 BelAire Ct., Tipton, IA 5 [...]

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Althoff - Miller

Althoff - Miller Caitlyn Althoff and Nick Miller, along with their parents, are delighted to announce their engagement. Caitlyn is the daughter of Mike and Kathy Althoff of Walford. Nick is the son of Kevin and Julie Miller of Montic [...]

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Happy 100th Birthday, Gladys Moore

Happy 100th Birthday, Gladys Moore Gladys Moore will celebrate her 100th birthday on September 5, 2014. Birthday wishes may be sent to: 132 Eversull Lane Iowa City, IA 52245

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Ginther 50th Anniversary

Ginther 50th Anniversary Kenneth and Cheryl Ginther are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Also, Kenneth has turned 75 this year. They enjoy traveling and helping out at their son's restaurant, but most of all they love sp [...]

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Happy Birthday, Janet Williams!

Happy Birthday Janet Williams! Janet has a birthday ending in a big zero on September 6, and we'd like you to send her a birthday card! Please mail it to: Janet Williams 5677 32nd Ave. Center Point, IA 52213 Much love always, [...]

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Popelka 50th Wedding Anniversary

Popelka 50th Wedding Anniversary Harry and Karen Popelka, of Vinton, IA, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on September 6th. They were married in 1964 at Christ United Methodist Church in Belle Plaine, IA. The Popelkas [...]

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Congratulations Team ROBOLO!

Congratulations Team ROBOLO! Team ROBOLO took time out for some fun photos at the USBC National Youth Bowling Tournament held in Buffalo, NY in July. Representing the youth league from Colonial Lanes in Iowa City are Samantha Lov [...]

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‘Inappropriate Behavior’: Farish doesn’t falter in debut collection of short stories

Appropriately enough, Murray Farish’s debut short story collection, “Inappropriate Behavior” (Milkweed Editions, 189 pages, $16), is filled with characters behaving inappropriately.

Some of those characters are historica [...]

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Garetson 60th Anniversary

Garetson 60th Anniversary Kenneth and Audrey Garetson, Sr. will be honored for their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, September 7th at Camp Ewalu, Strawberry Point. Join the family at the camp at 10 a.m. for worship service foll [...]

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Country comfort

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series showcasing two homes built in Vinton more than a century apart.

VINTON — It’s the house that Roger and Barb Beau built [...]

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