By Cindy Hadish In 1934, a bugle was thrust into 10-year-old Bob Steuber’s hands after his mother brought him to try-outs for the Musketeers Drum & Bugle Corps at a second-floor ballroom in downtown Cedar Rapids. “I couldn’t blow it. I was in tears,” Steuber, now 95, recalled of his first efforts at playing the […]
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I’m fascinated with history, particularly when it has local relevance. A new contest from Iowa Valley Scenic Byway Coordinator Dora Bopp ups the ante by combining history with places that I treasure in Tama County, along with the added element of a mystery.
CEDAR RAPIDS – The 40-year program history of the Indian Creek Nature Center will be celebrated with a free “Ground Hog Gala” this coming Saturday, Feb. 1. Known for its trails, children’s programs, educational workshops, Maple Syrup Festival, HoneyFest, Nature’s Noel and more, the Nature Center was incorporated as a nonprofit in 1973, but a […]
UPDATE 2:30 p.m. The 4-H/FFA Livestock shows will be moved to the Delaware County Fair grounds. See schedule below. UPDATE 1:40 p.m. June 26: The latest update from the Linn County Fair notes that events are still on for tonight (Wednesday) but grandstand and grounds events after today have been canceled, due to the projected […]