People & Places

Town is wonderland for Mount Vernon’s Alice

Editor’s note: Each week we will literally throw a dart at a map of Eastern Iowa. Where the dart lands, we’ll head in search of a story. We hope to discover and share stories of people and places we might not ordinarily take note of, [...]

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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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Missing ring from 1906 reconnects families in Benton County

BENTON COUNTY — On a recent summer day, Casey Oberreuter of Cedar Rapids struck gold. It's one of the rewards of his hobby — metal detecting.

Oberreuter picked up the hobby from his dad, Gary Oberreuter of Watkins.

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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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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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Family shares love of John Deere with town

KEYSTONE — John Deere has a large presence in this Benton County town.

Driving around town, you will see residents riding John Deere mowers on their well-manicured lawns. Turning off Highway 30, the large P&K Midwest dealer is one of [...]

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Clerk takes charge in Alburnett

Editor’s note: Each week we will literally throw a dart at a map of Eastern Iowa. Where the dart lands, we’ll head in search of a story. We hope to discover and share stories of people and places we might not ordinarily take note of, [...]

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Faith & values: Pagans on the prairie

IOWA CITY — Lynn Williams doesn’t really consider himself a Christian, though he stops short of saying he doesn’t identify with the Christian faith.

“I consider myself to be non-denominational,” said Willia [...]

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PHOTO GALLERY: Cedar Rapids Fireworks

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Church in a day

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Rev. Pierre Gibbs wasn’t in Cedar Rapids when the Cedar River flooded its banks and destroyed miles of houses, businesses and churches in 2008. He didn’t see what the rising waters did to the old building th [...]

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Air show takes over Iowa City skies

IOWA CITY — Necks arched upward Saturday as thousands trained their gaze on an array of aircraft roaming the skies above Iowa City.

The Fly Iowa event returned to the city for the first time in more than a decade, and about 2,000 peop [...]

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Weighted Blankets provide relief for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder

CORALVILLE — A weighted blanket may not appear to have “miracles” stitched in its seams.

But Marci Prose knows the blankets she crafts with the help of family, friends and community members are much more powerful than t [...]

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West Chester school serves new purpose

Residents converted building into museum, community center

By Francie Williamson, The Gazette

Editor’s note: Each week we will literally throw a dart at a map of Eastern Iowa. Where the dart lands, we’ll head in se [...]

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Bosnian community in Iowa bands together for relief

Budo Heder knows about flooding. His Cedar Rapids store, Downtown Tailoring, filled with water during the Flood of 2008.

But the devastation wrought by the Cedar River is nothing compared to what he recently watched happen in his homeland of [...]

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Neighbors are like family in Langworthy

Editors note: Today we launch Off the Map. Each week we will literally throw a dart at a map of Eastern Iowa. Where the dart lands, we’ll head in search of a story. We hope to discover and share stories of people and places we might not ord [...]

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