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Linn-Mar High School quartet to perform with the (almost) Beatles and the (sort of) Rolling Stones at the Paramount Theatre

Four Linn-Mar High School orchestra students will help two nationally-renowned tribute bands recreate the ’60s, when Beatles vs. Stones — A Musical Showdown comes to Cedar Rapids next week. Seniors Kara Lindsey, Kit Iyer, Allie Schumacher and junior Alex Drahos will join Abbey Road, a Beatles tribute band, and Satisfaction, a Rolling […]

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Bever Woods neighborhood under consideration for historic landmark status

The first neighborhood survey scheduled as part of Cedar Rapids’ Historic Preservation Plan will start this month, with an analysis of the historic qualities of the Bever Woods neighborhood. The city received an $18,000 Certified Local Government grant from the state for the survey, which will be completed in two parts by Wapsi Valley Archaeology. […]

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The historic Cherry Building celebrates 100 years of community, creativity

Mark Stoffer Hunter, the leading historian of Cedar Rapids and its buildings, was researching the history of the New Bo District’s Cherry Building when he spotted a familiar face in an old photo. It was his great-grandfather. Also in the photo was a member of the Chadima family. Stoffer Hunter showed the photo to David Chadima, who currently […]

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Cedar Rapids City Council kills a proposed Cargill rail yard through inaction, but the company isn’t giving up on the project

Mayor Brad Hart said the proposal to allow Cargill to build an 18-track railyard would be the “most controversial decision” the Cedar Rapids City Council has faced in the last year and a half, but that decision never happened. The council never voted on the proposal that would have declared the rail yard an “essential service,” when it was […]

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