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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Cultural conversations

CORALVILLE — The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is listening.

As the organization seeks to revitalize its home base in the State Historical Building of Iowa, its officials are crisscrossing the state to connect with the people it [...]

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Kalona resident to share stories from recent trip to Iran

Corben Boshart is hoping to continue a dialogue that started more than 6,000 miles from his hometown of Kalona.

Boshart traveled to Qom, Iran from May 26 to June 15 and is preparing to discuss his experiences at the sixth Mennonite-Shia inte [...]

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Sights and sounds of RAGBRAI

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PHOTO GALLERY: Johnson County Fair

The Johnson County Fair is being held at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Iowa City through July 24, 2014.

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‘Snoopy’ makes tracks to Amana

AMANA — The dog days of summer are simply delightful at the Old Creamery Theatre.

The musical “Snoopy!!!” has earned all of its exclamation points, as the “Peanuts” gang romps through a series of vignettes [...]

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West Branch Heritage Foundation Museum back in business

WEST BRANCH — “Dank, dark and wobbly” are a few of the words West Branch Heritage Foundation Museum board members once used to describe their museum.

Foundation President Faye Finck said the temperature was unpredictable [...]

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GALLERY: Great Jones County Fair

Sights from the Great Jones County Fair in Monticello, Iowa, on Thursday, July 17, 2014.

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Granger House museum gets upgrade

Have you heard of Lake Granger?

If not, that’s because it’s not a real lake at all — it’s the name staff and volunteers at the Granger House in Marion jokingly give the museum’s side yard after it ra [...]

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New Cedar Rapids road race named “Trashmore 5K”

CEDAR RAPIDS — The newest local road race has a name — the Trashmore 5K, the Dash to Bash Epilepsy.

The race will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, in front of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Czech Village. [...]

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PHOTO GALLERY: Diabetes Camp brings Corridor Kids together

The 27th Annual Diabetes Camp was held at Camp Tanager east of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. The camp allows children with diabetes, ages seven to 17, to enjoy a week of camping activities and build friendships with other children [...]

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Veterinarian camp offers hands on activities for Eastern Iowa students

An interest in animals was all that was needed to bring nearly 60 children to the Buchanan County Fairgrounds to see if a profession as a veterinarian was in their future.

A host of volunteers took Monday afternoon to teach children aged 7 t [...]

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Cedar Rapids teen hopes to share unique interest with others

CEDAR RAPIDS — Most 17-year-olds don’t get excited about roadkill or bones they find while hiking, but most 17-year-olds aren’t like Conner Ties.

The teen with a budding interest in animals and nature is marking 10 years [...]

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Amana troupe back to its roots

Tom Johnson of South Amana has built theaters “out of dust” in an old creamery and a school in Garrison and an empty new building, a train depot and a restaurant in Amana.

It’s been a good run for Johnson and his wife, [...]

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Eastern Iowa life: Bontrager Family Singers

For one of their signature songs, “Sibling Cooperation,” the sisters and brothers of the Bontrager family sit clustered closely together on stools, arms draped over each other’s shoulders, playing each other’s instrumen [...]

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