Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
Monday March 30, 2015
Time Machine: The birth of flight
Finley P. Dunne, a Chicago writer transplanted to New York, wrote in the American Magazine in 1909, “I doubt if the Wright brothers would ev ...
Monday March 23, 2015
Time Machine: Federal courtroom murals
A new federal building opened in March 1933 on First Street SE in Cedar Rapids. The post office occupied the basement and main floors. A variety of ...
Monday March 16, 2015
Time Machine: Colonel Charles B. Robbins
On a summer day in 1943, on the heights of Arlington Cemetery overlooking Washington, D.C., Col. Charles Burton Robbins was buried with full milita ...
Monday March 02, 2015
Time Machine: The Commonwealth Apartments
CEDAR RAPIDS — A fairground with a horse racetrack and a baseball park, near the intersection of Second Avenue and 14th Street East, gave wa ...
Monday February 23, 2015
Time Machine Stone City hostages
STONE CITY — The house on the hill near Stone City served for two summers in 1932 and 1933 as headquarters for Grant Wood and Marvin Cone ...
Monday February 16, 2015
Time Machine: Art in Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS — Although a few art clubs were meeting in Cedar Rapids as early as the mid-1800s, 1905 to 1906 became the seminal time for the ...
Monday February 09, 2015
Time Machine: Old Jumbo
BELLE PLAINE — Belle Plaine dignitaries gathered at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Eighth Street on May 21, 1955, to commemorate the event ...
Monday February 02, 2015
Time Machine: The Tennessee
CEDAR RAPIDS — A search through a box in The Gazette’s archives revealed a packet of old negatives labeled simply, “The Tennes ...
Monday January 26, 2015
Time Machine: Bloom County House
IOWA CITY — Iowa had its own controversial cartoonist for a short time in the 1980s. Berkeley “Berke” Breathed started drawing ...
Saturday January 17, 2015
Time Machine: Cherry Residence
CEDAR RAPIDS — There was a holiday party and housewarming Dec. 29, 1902, at Mr. and Mrs. Upton C. Blake’s handsome new home at the co ...
Saturday January 10, 2015
Time Machine: From Conover to Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS — Forbes lists Cargill, Inc., of Minnesota as the largest private company in the United States. It was valued at $134.9 billion ...
Saturday January 03, 2015
Time Machine: The Cherry sisters
MARION — ‘Marion society was all agog before the concert given by the Cherry Concert Company at the opera house” on Friday, Ja ...
Saturday December 20, 2014
Time Machine: Dale’s Fruit Market
CEDAR RAPIDS — New Pioneer Co-op has opened its organic food store at 3338 Center Point Rd. NE in Cedar Rapids, which once was the site of a ...