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Cedar Rapids native keeps son’s legacy alive

It has been almost 20 years since Kathy Eldon’s son Dan died, and she’s worked ever since to keep his legacy alive.

A photojournalist covering a civil war in Somalia for Reuters, Dan and three others were stoned to death by a m [...]

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University of Iowa student still pedalling for climate

Vanessa Fixmer-Oraiz may be done riding her bamboo bike across the state of Iowa, but her mission to raise $40,000 for a bamboo processing tank for farmers in the Philippines is just hitting a new gear.

“It’s a lot of money,&#x [...]

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HIV diagnoses among Iowans over 45 reach all-time high in 2013

WASHINGTON — Prevalence of the HIV/AIDS virus in Iowa has stayed relatively stable for the past several years, with neither dramatic increases or decreases in the number of cases.

But one of Iowa’s top HIV/AIDS supervisors sai [...]

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Happy Birthday Sam and Abbey!

Happy Birthday Sam and Abbey! You are growing up too fast! Abbey celebrated her 10th birthday on July 26th. Sam turns 13 on August 2nd. We love you both very much, and wish you the happiest of birthdays and a wonderful year! [...]

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Thank You

Thank You The family of Marion Schwartz would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone for the kindness, love and support shown to us during the loss of our loved one. A special thank you goes to Pastor Mark Leckband for praying wit [...]

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Open House - Mahoney 25th Wedding Anniversary

Open House - Mahoney 25th Wedding Anniversary Join Pat and Angie Mahoney of Troy Mills, IA as they celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. An open house will be held on August 16th at their home located at 3147 322nd Street, [...]

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Michael Swenson

Michael Swenson May 19, 1967 - July 27, 2009 Michael, five years ago we lost a wonderful son, loving brother, special uncle and a man who valued all his friends. You now have three very special great-nephews. Andrew is [...]

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Terry Cotton Celebrates 50 years of Service with Metlife

Terry Cotton Celebrates 50 Years of Service with Metlife Cedar Rapids, July 2014 - Terry Cotton of The Iowa Financial Group, an office of MetLife, recently celebrated 50 years of service with the company. Cotton started at MetLife [...]

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Heathman 50th Anniversary

Heathman 50th Anniversary Mark and Nancy (Koss) Heathman will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married August 1, 1964 at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Solon. Their children would like to honor them with [...]

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Happy 90th Birthday David Mitchell

Happy 90th Birthday David Mitchell Wishing David Mitchell a very Happy 90th Birthday on July 25!!! — With much love, Your family

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Petersen - Watermiller

Petersen - Watermiller Tara Petersen & Ryan Watermiller of Ankeny announce their engagement. Parents are Dennis & Joan Petersen of Hartley and Bob & Annette Watermiller of Reinbeck. Both are UNI graduates and work at Principal Financial [...]

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Kevin Garin Family Thank You

Kevin Garin Family Thank You The family of Kevin Garin would like to send their heartfelt thanks to all of the many family and friends who supported us during the loss of our son and brother. All of your prayers, kind gestures of com [...]

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Happy Birthday Melody Turner

Happy Birthday Melody Turner Happy Birthday to Melody Turner, who is also retiring from Quaker Oats. We want to wish her all the best as she starts a new chapter in her life. All the adventures await: camping, fishing, kayaking, [...]

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Blanchard 40th Wedding Anniversary

Blanchard 40th Wedding Anniversary Daniel and Jolene (Rinderknecht) Blanchard were married July 27th, 1974, at St. John Lutheran Church in Newhall, IA. They have three wonderful boys, Perry Blanchard of Madison, Burke (Sha [...]

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Roseberry 60th Anniversary

Roseberry 60th Anniversary Vernon and Velma Roseberry celebrated their 60th anniversary on July 24, 2014 with a special family dinner. You are the best parents and grandparents anyone could ask for! We love you, Cindi, Mike, Paige, Debbi [...]

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