The Iowa Department of Natural Resources announced the conclusion of a year-round poaching case on March 29, 2022. Five northwest Iowa men pleaded guilty to numerous wildlife violations, the DNR noted. Read on for more from the DNR: Ida Grove, Iowa — An investigation that began as a turkey poaching case last fall has concluded […]
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Month: March 2022
Gardening tradition: Good Friday potato ...
Planting potatoes on Good Friday isn’t always feasible, but for 2022, it might make sense. Good Friday falls relatively late this year, on April 15, so while the soil temperature may not be prime when the Holy Day hits in March or early April, the soil might make it above 45 degrees Fahrenheit by mid-April […]
Linn County Master Gardeners and Prairie...
HIAWATHA — Community members will have room to grow their own food through a new initiative between Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center and Linn County Master Gardeners. The new Green Community Gardens will feature 30 garden plots to rent at Prairiewoods, along with gardening education. “We really hope that people who live in apartments that don’t […]
Photos: St. Patrick’s Day parade returns
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Temperatures that stayed below freezing kept the massive crowds of the past at bay, but sunshine reigned as the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade made its return to downtown Cedar Rapids. Nearly 70 entries rolled through the traditional parade route along Second and Third Avenues SE on Saturday, March 12, 2022, […]
St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns to down
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — After a two-year hiatus, a time-honored tradition is back, as the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns to downtown Cedar Rapids. Known as SaPaDaPaSo, for St. Patrick’s Day Parade Society, the event is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2022, diverging from its longtime tradition of being held March 17, […]
Get ready to spring ahead for Daylight S...
Iowa’s recent snowfall belies the spring season soon to blossom. Chartreuse foliage that began to emerge during the short spate of warmth just a few days ago is now concealed under a layer of white, but another sure sign of spring takes place this weekend. Daylight Saving Time goes into effect at 2 a.m. Sunday, […]
Cedar Rapids City Council to consider re...
UPDATE : March 8, 2022 — Despite an objection from a resident who pointed out the agenda item was inaccurately worded — giving the impression that Cargill paid $32,800 for the land rather than $83,200 — the City Council voted to approve the reimbursement to the Iowa DNR as part of the consent agenda. The […]
Queen Anne Victorian home in Iowa offere...
NORTH LIBERTY — A Queen Anne Victorian that has stood the test of time in North Liberty needs to find a new home. Built in 1892 for the Jacob and Martha George family, the 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house features a wraparound porch, turret, curved staircase, pocket doors and other original architectural features. George, an elder in […]