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Czech Sokol unit celebrates milestone an...

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Sokol Cedar Rapids will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a longtime tradition. The group, which traces its history in Cedar Rapids to 1873, plans a pork and dumpling dinner to mark the occasion from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2023. Advance tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members for […]

Longtime Czech festival on hold in Cedar...

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Just one year after making a post-pandemic comeback, the St. Ludmila’s Kolach Festival is again on hiatus. Organizers say the popular festival was suspended for 2023, as the school where the kolaches were baked has been demolished to build a new parish center. They hope construction is finished to bring the […]

Memorial Day tradition returns to Czech ...

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Memorial Day services returned to the Czech National Cemetery in Cedar Rapids after a long hiatus. Related: See photos from Memorial Day 2022 Held inside Brosh Chapel at the cemetery, the event featured songs by the Czech Heritage Singers, accompanied on accordion by Darlene Suchomel and Bill Serbousek, and presentations by […]