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Ely Public Library receives this year’s Iowa Literacy Award for its summer reading initiative

Ely Public Library Director Sarah Sellon wanted summer reading to be about more than just kids receiving prizes for reading books. So, part of the library’s summer reading program for the past five years has been Reading Support, an eight-week initiative where children get paired with volunteers from the community and have a chance to work […]

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Issue 273 | Oct. 16 – Nov. 5, 2019

The leaves are falling, there’s a chill in the air and the Witching Hour Festival approaches. This issue of Little Village, highlights some of the artists and intellectuals in the Witching Hour lineup, all tackling complex topics in creative ways, and ready…

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Mark your calendar! Local elections for City Council and School Board on November 5, 2019. Polls are open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Theatre Cedar Rapids sinks its teeth into ‘Dracula’

Though the recent resurgence of zombie hordes both on- and off-screen may be giving vampires (in general) a run for their money, no one character has been immortalized as often as Dracula. And if TCR’s ticket sales are any indication, this lone monster and his violent delights still have a powerful hold on our collective imaginations. […]

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Cedar Rapids school board election: Q&A with Joseph Miller

Joseph Miller, an attorney at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, has six children. Five are currently in the CRSCD and one will be a future student. Because of his children, Miller said he is “very close to the teachers and staff and heavily invested in the schools.” Miller and his family have lived in Cedar Rapids for almost five years. […]

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Iowa City school board election: Q&A with Shawn Eyestone

Shawn Eyestone was elected to the school board in September 2017, to complete the two years left on the term of LaTasha DeLoach, who had resigned two months earlier. Eyestone is an analytical lab manager at Integrated DNA Technologies in Coralville. “I have two sons who are currently attending Liberty High,” he said. “That makes all three

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Letter to the editor: Megan Alter will be a voice for the South District on the Iowa City Council

Megan and I have worked together closely at the same nonprofit educational organization for over seven years. I have had ample time to get to know her not just as a person but as a public servant. Megan has committed her life to working on equity, and no part of her life is exempt from that focus. In every piece of work she produces that affects […]

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Ely Public Library receives this year’s Iowa Literacy Award for its summer reading initiative

Ely Public Library Director Sarah Sellon wanted summer reading to be about more than just kids receiving prizes for reading books. So, part of the library’s summer reading program for the past five years has been Reading Support, an eight-week initiative where children get paired with volunteers from the community and have a chance to work […]

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Letter to the editor: Coralville has work to do to keep cyclists safe on 1st Avenue

On Thursday, Oct. 17, I was nearly killed while cycling to work. I was on 1st Avenue in Coralville, unavoidable for many routes through Coralville, when a minivan came within a foot of hitting and likely killing me. This is not a hypothetical concern: hours later, the life of Joe Mann was ended outside of Muscatine when a motorist struck him […]

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Christina Bohannan announces run for an Iowa City seat in the Iowa House of Representatives

University of Iowa College of Law professor Christina Bohannan announced on Monday that she is running for the Iowa House of Representatives. Bohannan, a Democrat, is running in Iowa City-based District 85, which is currently represented by Vicki Lensing, a fellow Democrat. “I am running for the Iowa House of Representatives, because over […]

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Letter to the editor: Let’s elect Megan Alter for Iowa City Council

I am a longtime and active member of the Iowa City community and I am supporting Megan Alter for the Iowa City Council. I have known Megan for several years, having served with her on the Iowa Women’s Foundation Board. She is hardworking, dedicated, thoughtful and inclusive and, critically, follows through on her commitments. Megan […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Megan Alter will be a voice for the South District on the Iowa City Council

Megan and I have worked together closely at the same nonprofit educational organization for over seven years. I have had ample time to get to know her not just as a person but as a public servant. Megan has committed her life to working on equity, and no part of her life is exempt from that focus. In every piece of work she produces that affects […]

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Letter to the editor: Coralville has work to do to keep cyclists safe on 1st Avenue

On Thursday, Oct. 17, I was nearly killed while cycling to work. I was on 1st Avenue in Coralville, unavoidable for many routes through Coralville, when a minivan came within a foot of hitting and likely killing me. This is not a hypothetical concern: hours later, the life of Joe Mann was ended outside of Muscatine when a motorist struck him […]

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Letter to the editor: Let’s elect Megan Alter for Iowa City Council

I am a longtime and active member of the Iowa City community and I am supporting Megan Alter for the Iowa City Council. I have known Megan for several years, having served with her on the Iowa Women’s Foundation Board. She is hardworking, dedicated, thoughtful and inclusive and, critically, follows through on her commitments. Megan […]

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Letter to the editor: Join the UI Lutheran Campus Ministry for its 100th anniversary at Gloria Dei

The “Love Lives Here” sign at 109 E Market St has become rather iconic on the Northside of Iowa City in the five years since it was designed and installed by Iowa City artist Jamie Boling. Families come to take their holiday pictures and couples come to have their wedding or prom pictures taken in front of this sign. This is home to Lutheran […]

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