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United Way raises $11 million, surpasses 2014 campaign goal

CEDAR RAPIDS — More than 630 people gathered at the DoubleTree hotel on Thursday to learn if United Way of East Central Iowa reached its $11 ... »

Workers install restored Clayton County Courthouse clock

ELKADER — After four months, a prominent feature has returned to the downtown area of the Clayton County seat.

In August, workers remo ... »

Cedar Rapids group honoring Mandela with celebration this Saturday

It has been just over a year since Nelson Mandela died, and one Cedar Rapids organization wants to keep his legacy alive.

Wake Up for Your Ri ... »

Corridor food pantries see growing demand

Demand for Corridor food pantry services has gone up over the years — mirroring the rest of the state, according to those on the front lines ... »

Gardner named sheriff’s association president

DES MOINES — Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner will serve as president of the Iowa State Sheriffs’ and Deputies Assocation in 2015. »

Iowa’s only jazz radio station named one of the best in all 50 states

Iowa’s only jazz radio station is one of the best in all 50 states. And it has one of the nation’ ... »

Local Volkswalkers looking to head out on Amana trek at unique time Saturday

Volkswalkers across the country will step into motion at precisely 10:11 a.m. on Saturday Dec. 13, 2014 for the American Volksport Association ... »

Photos: Fire and Ice Festival 2014

Holiday revelry was apparent this Saturday as Cedar Rapids held the 31st Annual Holiday DeLight Parade part of the Fire and Ice Festival.

D ... »

Market at the Mount to teach business to vendors, students at Mount Mercy University

It’s shopping season, and a first-time event on Saturday both encourages buying local and serves as a teaching tool for students at Mount Me ... »

Couple’s new home gives glimpse of future for Wellington Heights

CEDAR RAPIDS — Josh and Alyssa Hulme say they’ve gotten themselves a little piece of heaven on a corner lot in Wellington Heights, th ... »

From pioneer town to present day, Iowa City celebrates 175 years

Iowa City started life 175 years ago as both the seat of the territory’s government and a “raucous pioneer town.”

Things ... »

6th Judicial District judge headed to federal court

Sixth Judicial District Judge Stephen Jackson Jr. has been selected as a U.S. Magistrate for the Southern District of Iowa.

Jackson, 48, of C ... »

Purse drive to raise money for makeovers for cancer patients

Editor's Note: Clarifying correction about the event from the »

#GivingTuesday to follow Cyber Monday for area non-profit

Only a few days ago, families across the nation took a day to give thanks. Consumer traditions such as Black Friday and today’s Cyber Monday ... »

Accordion band stays true to late founder’s tune

Before Leonard Reyman passed away in 2011, he made certain his accordion band would live on.

He formed the Iowa Accordion Club in 2002 after ... »

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