Community Corner by JR Ogden

High School Journalism Podcast: Xavier’s Nic Ekland

In the second edition of The Gazette's High School Journalism Podcast, The Gazette's J.R. Ogden talks with Cedar Rapids Xavier senior Nic Ekland about his work on the Xavier Xpress, and his role as a football captain for the Saints.

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Beginning a new ‘season’

Goodbye and hello.

On second thought, “see you later” and “welcome back.”

After a summer that seemed to fly by as fast as bass boat in a fishing tournament on the Mississippi, this “Your Page” [...]

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Don’t waste your time waiting

Editor’s note: Daren Schumaker of Cedar Rapids and Dennis Lee of Walford are attempting to run across Iowa’s 99 counties to raise money for the American Heart Association. They have completed 62 counties. This is No. 62. Next: Clarke [...]

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Overuse injuries are preventable

Editor’s note: Cody Scharf is the owner of Thrive Spine and Sport in Cedar Rapids, a chiropractic and soft tissue clinic focusing on sport and overuse injuries. Scharf is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and certified through In [...]

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ABCs for home practice

Editor’s note: Kate Connell is a private yoga teacher who helps yogis create and sustain an at-home yoga practice. The Mat Mate, a weekly newsletter, is a free tool in supporting the process — whether you are flirting with, establish [...]

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Ignore it or fix it

Editor’s note: Cody Scharf is the owner of Thrive Spine and Sport, a chiropractic and soft tissue clinic focusing on sport and overuse injuries in Cedar Rapids. Scharf is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and certified through In [...]

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Getting started

Editor’s note: Randy Krejci, a retired teacher, coach and administrator in the Cedar Rapids Community School District, remains active in local sports and serves as commissioner of the Mississippi Valley Conference.

By Randy Krejci, co [...]

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Don’t leave living up to chance

Editor’s note: Daren Schumaker of Cedar Rapids and Dennis Lee of Walford are attempting to run across Iowa’s 99 counties to raise money for the American Heart Association. They have completed 61 counties. This is No. 61. Next: Keokuk [...]

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‘That’s golf to me’

Editor’s note: Raised on a farm in northeast Iowa, Pech retired seven years ago after a 45-year career in retail management. He has lived in Iowa City since 1972 and has played in many amateur golf events. He was the Iowa City Super Senior [...]

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In search of long, straight drive Community journalism: Golf tip from Steve Charters

Editor’s note: Steve Charters is in his 12th year as a pro at Twin Pines Golf Course. Born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Charters competed at Central College in Pella and has been a pro for 19 years in Dubuque and Ce [...]

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League time on the lanes

Editor’s note: Lane Lafler is a director with the Cedar Rapids USBC Bowling Association Board.

By Lane Lafler, community contributor

Summer is almost over, it’s about time to go back to school and the bowling seaso [...]

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In pursuit of butterflies

Editor’s note: Rick Hollis of rural North Liberty is past president and newsletter editor for the Iowa City Bird Club.

Rick Hollis, community contributor

It was nearly a perfect day for butterflies.

That’s a [...]

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

Center Point’s Weideman wins title

BRADFORD BEACH, Wis. — Abby Weideman, a 14-year-old from Center Point, teamed with Tayah Mahi of Cedar Falls to win the 14U national title at the USA Volleyball Junior Beach Tour National Cham [...]

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COMMUNITY: Appreciate grass under your own feet

Editor’s note: Daren Schumaker of Cedar Rapids and Dennis Lee of Walford are attempting to run across Iowa’s 99 counties to raise money for the American Heart Association. They have completed 61 counties. This is No. 60. Next: Washin [...]

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COMMUNITY: Baseball was Cedar Rapids’ pastime

Editor’s note: Bill Johnson is a Cedar Rapids historian who began researching the M&J League in 2009. After 30 years working for the U.S. Navy, he spends his time researching and writing for the Norway (Iowa) Baseball Museum. He is working [...]

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