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NCCC Team Helps Girl Scout Camps Renovate and Modernize

By AmeriCorps NCCC · 10:10pm August 1st, 2014 · 6 hours ago
By: Ryan Cuttler Cedar 1 started out their journey with the Girl Scout Camps of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois (GSEIWI) around 8 a.m. ready to work on the tasks that lay before them. “This project is an amazing experience,” said Cedar 1 member Belle Kiley of Exeter, NH. “Assisting them with these projects will create a better, safer learning environment for Girls Scouts of all ages.

VFW Auxiliary announces Fair quilt winner, plans Jr. Auxiliary group

By Jeanette Henry · 10:41am July 31st, 2014
Smith-Geater VFW Ladies Auxiliary 8884 of Vinton would like to thank everyone that stopped by our booth. The winner of the Quilt was Kim Draker of Shellsburg. We will keep helping our VETERANS in our Community. We will live by our motto: "Honor The Dead by Helping The Living" We have many young Girls that stopped by our booth.

Area students graduate from U of I

By Vinton Today · 11:43am July 30th, 2014
Approximately 5,000 students received degrees from the University of Iowa at the close of the 2014 spring semester. Area students receiving degrees include: Luke Franzenburg from Atkins (MBA-MBA Executive Program) Mallory Brandt from Luzerne (BBA-Economics; Business Analytics and Information Systems) Deborah Bierschenk from Newhall (BM-Music) Deborah Bierschenk from Newhall (CER-Performing Arts Entrepreneurship) Joel Shrader from Newhall (BSE-Civil Engineering) Joel Shrader from Newhall (CER-Sustainability Program) ...

Fourth Street Diner News: July review and August menu

By 4th St. Diner · 11:43am July 30th, 2014
The 4th Street Diner meal on Sunday, August 3rd, will be Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Corn, Mandarin Oranges, Cake, WW Bread, and Milk. On Monday, May 5th, games of Pepper Cards were played. Hazel Eastwood took 1st place with 273 points. Bill Milne took 2nd place with 256 points. Leroy Wiese won 3rd place with 244 points.

100 +1: Bethlehem donates to Below 100 Initiative

By Bethlehem Lutheran Church · 8:31am July 29th, 2014
On Sunday, July 27th, Bethlehem Lutheran Church presented the seventh gift of $101 to the Below 100 initiative. Below 100 was conceived to attempt to reduce law enforcement deaths. The line of duty deaths has not been below 100 since 1944. This program is not about statistics, but are seminars held around the United States that challenge police officers to take individual and collective responsibility for the decisions and actions that contribute to their personal safety.

Did you know this about the American Legion: MIAP

By Brad Anderson, American Legion Post 57 · 8:31am July 29th, 2014
(Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of articles designed to share information about the American Legion) The American Legion has teamed up with the Missing in America Project (MIAP), to seek out what could potentially be tens of thousands unclaimed cremated remains (cremains) of veterans who served in wars throughout the past century.

The Fair, in pictures

By Dean Close · 9:21pm July 28th, 2014
Soon, we will receive the information about who won what ribbons and trophies at the 2014 Benton County Fair. But today, we are happy just to share with you some of our favorite photos from last week.

PMX donates more than $20K to Eastern Iowa Honor Flight

By George Rickey, Eastern Iowa Honor Flight · 8:32am July 24th, 2014
Eastern Iowa Honor Flight today was presented with a check for $20,050.89. This represents funds raised by the employees of PMX and their members of the United Auto Workers, PLUS, a match by the company. The check was presented by PMX President S.G. Kim. He stated "we are honored to be able to do this to honor our veterans, and since we are a Cedar Rapids based company, felt this was an appropriate way to support members of the community.

Jaymes Harr among 2014 Bellevue graduates

By Vinton Today · 8:32am July 24th, 2014
Jaymes Haar of Belle Plaine is among the list of 813 graduates who received degrees in 2014 from Bellevue University in Nebraska. Bellevue University proudly acknowledges the accomplishments of students who have earned degrees from January through June 2014 - 813 total, including 247 graduate degrees and 566 bachelor's degrees.

CP Historical Society plans plans trip to Sullivan Museum

By Rich Hannen · 8:32am July 24th, 2014
Once and future Victory Gardens were the topic of a talk by Ellen Skripsky at the Center Point Historical Society Depot Museum Sunday, July 20. Skripsky, a longtime Linn County Master Gardener from Cedar Rapids, comes by her gardening skill naturally. She remembers helping with the World War II victory gardens planted by her father Joseph Trejtner, who emigrated from Czechoslovakia as a teenager.

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