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Camp Hitaga alumni work to preserve history

CEDAR RAPIDS — Some women are working to make sure a once-popular camp isn’t forgotten.

Last year, camp leaders made the decisi ... »

A pair of local Girl Scouts earn top awards

In order to earn a Gold Award, a Girl Scout must plan a sustainable project that benefits the community and complete at least 80 hours of volunteer ... »

New life, look for old Bohemian cabin

ELY — A log cabin that was built in the 1800s is getting a face-lift on Paul Morf’s property near Palisades-Kepler State Park.

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19th century garments to see new light at Granger House fashion shows

Most of us find trash, not treasure, when we spring clean our closets.

When the staff at Granger House starting digging through drawers and ... »

Strong African American Families focuses on goal setting, positive interactions

CEDAR RAPIDS — A new program aims to help African American families set goals, plan for the future and interact in a positive environment. ... »

Arc building accessible playground in Iowa City

IOWA CITY — The Arc of Southeast Iowa, which works with children with disabilities, is constructing an inclusive playground that will be ope ... »

Something about Mary...Palmberg

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 ... »