People & Places

Man can’t walk, but he can fly

MARION — Mark Upah thought he was having lunch with his parents on Oct. 23.

His confusion, then, when he pulled up to the Marion Airpo ... »

Manchester corn maze incorporates nursery rhyme

Editor’s note: Each week we target a town on a map of Eastern Iowa and go there in search of a story. We hope to discover and share stories ... »

Digs uncover Iowa’s Native American history

In 2014, 200 or so years after white settlers literally changed the face this region, the story of Iowa’s Native American history is, in man ... »

Friendly spirits walk among the guests at southeast Iowa's Mason House Inn

BENTONSPORT — Abraham Lincoln stops by to chat. Mary Todd Lincoln wants to redecorate. Civil War soldier Harold is the gatekeeper and Mary Ma ... »

World-renowed speaker, minister visits Marion church

MARION — World-renowned speaker and minister, the Rev. Gemechis Buba, will be at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Marion this month to k ... »

Off the Map: Former college displays Delaware County’s history

Editor’s note: Each week we target a town on a map of Eastern Iowa and go there in search of a story. We hope to discover and share stories ... »

Students plant garden in I.C. parking garage

Plants will establish now, ready to thrive in spring

By Alison Gowans, The Gazette

If you’re walking down Burlington Stre ... »

Off the Map: Garden pulls in Vinton youth

Editor’s note: Each week we target a town on a map of Eastern Iowa and go there in search of a story. We hope to discover and share stories ... »

Cedar Rapids couple opens LGBT-affirming church

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Rev. Tony White and his partner, Scott Niskanen, know what it’s like to be turned away from the church, and from t ... »

St. Ludmila celebrates century of history, looks to future

CEDAR RAPIDS — For the parish at St. Ludmila’s Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids, a 100-year history is no small feat. That’s wh ... »

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 ... »

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 ... »

Iowa City native a part of Beijing’s growing jazz scene

BEIJING — On a sultry summer Saturday evening, jazz lovers will find Nathaniel Gao performing on the cramped stage of the second-floor East ... »

Cedar Rapids man dreams of building an ‘incredible violin’

CEDAR RAPIDS — The shrill, yet beautiful, soprano song coaxed by a professional musician drawing a bow against a violin's strings, ignited a ... »

Camp Fire’s Camp Hitaga to close

WALKER — An Eastern Iowa camp believes this summer was their last.

Camp Fire Camp Hitaga, near Walker, has decided to close after 83 y ... »

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