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IOWA CITY — They say it takes a village to raise a child. But what about moving a pool table or finding a home for a Labrador retriever?

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Miss Czech Slovaks represent their heritage on stage, across state

Miss Czech Slovak doesn’t strut across a stage in a barely-there bikini or a glamorous gown to earn her crown.

Instead she demonstrat ... »

Keeping Hanna’s story from being forgotten

When the popular television program “This is Your Life” aired Hanna Kohner’s story in 1953, she became the first Holocaust sur ... »

IMS Students collecting music devices for nursing home residents

A  class at Iowa Mennonite School is working to provide used digital audio devices to residents at a Kalona nursing home.

Jane Schlaba ... »

New Old Mills Seed Company building owner wants to connect with community

WASHINGTON — The Mills Seed Company building in Washington, Iowa, has served several purposes in its 100-year history, producing everything ... »

Pastor burnout: Who helps the helpers?

Worshippers aren’t the only ones leaving the church.

The pulpits too are experiencing an exodus as pastors — burned out and de ... »

Goodwill prevocational training program outpacing original goals

Rob Doucette was given a second chance at succeeding in the workplace.

Now he has an opportunity to demonstrate his skills working in a fas ... »

North Liberty church hosting proactive forum on diversity

NORTH LIBERTY — Diversity in North Liberty will be the topic of a coming event.

Hosted by North Liberty’s First United Methodis ... »

Mount Vernon audio tour soon will be available

Visitors curious about the stories behind some of the most historic buildings in Mount Vernon soon will be able to learn more with a simple phone c ... »

Korean churches fill spiritual, practical needs in Iowa City area

Korean may seem unlikely to hear often in Tiffin, a small town about 10 minutes west of Iowa City. Visit the farming community on a Sunday afternoo ... »

Families get Ready to Read at Young Parents Network meeting

CEDAR RAPIDS — Through a new program aimed at improving literacy, the Young Parents Network is giving area parents and children access to bo ... »

Drops of art: Local artist shares free art with the community

CEDAR RAPIDS — A trip to Pensacola last year led Michelle Pendergrass to begin sharing her art in a different way.

“We went to ... »

Conference aims to encourage female leadership

To help encourage young girls to engage in leadership, a collection of women’s groups from around the area have banded together to create th ... »

Police trading cards show ‘human side’ of Iowa City Police

IOWA CITY — Among the Iowa City Police Department’s 35 new trading cards, Sgt. Scott Gaarde’s stands out.

Gaarde, the de ... »

Area programs turn used license plates into money for local charities

Iowa drivers go through a lot of license plates.

Every month, Johnson County Treasurer Thomas Kriz’s office collects hundreds of used ... »