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New program at NewBo City Market reduces...

By Cindy Hadish/for the Corridor Business Journal As a Black woman entrepreneur, Ashlee-Symonne Mooney felt her skills were underestimated at times, but a new program helped validate her business acumen. The Hatchery, an entrepreneurial development program that formally launched in January 2021, expands the NewBo City Market’s business incubator by reducing barriers to entry and […]

Cedar Rapids and Swisher residents plead...

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reported a 6-month-long weapons and poaching investigation in Linn and Johnson counties has concluded. Related: Four Iowans convicted in yearlong poaching case The DNR issued the following on Aug. 10, 2021: Iowa Conservation Officers concluded a six-month-long investigation into felony weapons charges and wildlife poaching violations involving a deer […]

Reconstructed railroad bridge connects t...

MARION, Iowa — A bridge that once shouldered cattle cars, passenger trains and more is now taking on lighter loads as part of the CeMar Trail through Marion. Community leaders, Linn County Trails Association members, railroad buffs and others celebrated the reconstruction of the former Milwaukee Railroad bridge over Indian Creek during a ribbon-cutting ceremony […]