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Surviving the zombie apocalypse

NORTH LIBERTY — Just imagine: a zombie apocalypse has struck the nation. What do you do?

Learn how to survive. More than 20 people gat ... »

Mount Mercy University exhibit educates about human trafficking

CEDAR RAPIDS — Human trafficking is a local problem, and there are things people can do in Eastern Iowa to fight it.

That’s the ... »

Hiawatha couple decides to 'pay it forward' with big tip

CEDAR RAPIDS — Makenzie and Steven Schultz of Hiawatha left a big tip for their waiter this weekend, but it wasn't for speedy service.

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Mount Vernon conference gives local leaders tools to build up community

MOUNT VERNON — To help those in your community you need to know what residents are saying, said Don Stanley, marketing strategist and Univer ... »

March to their own beat

CEDAR RAPIDS — Friday nights are fun, but Saturdays are sacred to area high school marching bands. These are the days when the halftime show ... »

Kittenball team was a hit in Quasqueton

QUASQUETON — They did not play in a league, let alone have one of their own, but they were in a class by themselves.

They were the Qu ... »

Civil War memorial to honor Toolesboro brothers

LOUISA COUNTY, Iowa — When the six Littleton brothers of tiny Toolesboro set off for war, their sisters had no idea they would never welcome ... »

Photographers gather on Wickiup Hill

TODDVILLE — A group of photographer hobbyists gathered Saturday morning to learn tips from Bob Lancaster, founder of the Linn Area Photo Clu ... »

International writers’ stories take stage at UI

IOWA CITY — South African writer Sabata-mpho Mokae’s story of a young black man unjustly shot down by police is a distinctly South Af ... »

Fire Bowl raises money for pediatric burn survivors

CEDAR RAPIDS — Next summer a few dozen Eastern Iowa children will spend a week at burn camp thanks to the hustle of area first responders an ... »

Dancers shake things up with first Iowa City salsa festival

IOWA CITY — Salsa dancing spiced up Iowa City this weekend with a celebration of Latin music and dance.

The iCity Salsa Festival, the ... »

Culinary Ride expands to Cedar Rapids and beyond

CEDAR RAPIDS — An Iowa City celebration of food and bicycles is expanding this year. For the first time The Culinary Ride will host rides in ... »

Church prays for community unity following Ferguson

IOWA CITY — For the Rev. Anthony Smith, establishing a unified community is about taking the first step.

Smith, pastor at New Creation ... »

Faith and family: Five generations of one family married at small church in Prairieburg

CEDAR RAPIDS — Weddings are nearly always a family affair.

For Cedar Rapids newlyweds Molly McDonald and Brandon Burgeson, though, th ... »

Iowa City holding fundraiser to offer free swimming lessons

IOWA CITY — Piano lessons and soccer camps are fun and educational, but swimming lessons can save your life.

That’s why the ci ... »

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