Solon artist’s dresses start with a painting

Each of Debra Sutherland’s dresses starts with a painting.

“A painting may have 30 layers to it before I think it is finished to put in on of my galleries,” says the Solon-based artist.

So she photographs her pai [...]

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City hopes to keep community interest with event loss

The City of North Liberty is hoping to still give local families an events to come celebrate after the recent cancellation of the North Liberty Fun Days.

North Liberty Fun Days announced on their Facebook page on May 24 that the 36 year trad [...]

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Mother’s Day: Family, friends rally around Jan Stoffer in sickness and in health

CEDAR RAPIDS — Today is extra special in the rambunctious Stoffer household, because mom, Jan, 43, is here to celebrate with husband, Mark Stoffer Hunter, 48, and their children, twins Paul and Carolyn, 6, and Luke, 4 1/2. Halves count when [...]

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Study author discusses Cedar Rapids’ low ‘Bible-minded’ ranking

Cedar Rapids may not be as “Bible-minded” as much of the country, but David Kinnaman doesn’t think that means religious Eastern Iowans need to be too concerned.

The “Cedar Rapids-Waterloo” area was ranked 9 [...]

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Iowans getting healthier, state report shows

The Iowa Department of Public Health released its 2014 Healthy Iowans Progress Report on Friday afternoon, highlighting advances the state has made [...]

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