Meet downtown Cedar Rapids’ latest advocate

CEDAR RAPIDS — Jesse Thoeming came to Cedar Rapids 13 years ago as part of his job. It was supposed to be only a part-time arrangement. Coming out of...

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Von Maur thriving as some other retailers falter

As other department store chains shutter stores or go out of the business, or both, an Iowa-based 146-year-old, family-owned department store chain continues to add stores and expand an...

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Community Foundation of Johnson County’s new director talks charitable giving

Shelly Maharry was recently named executive director of an organization that, she says, strengthens the Johnson County community — the same place that gave her career a kick-start in...

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Piece of history: The first graduates of Cedar Rapids High

The first graduation ceremony for Cedar Rapids High School was held 145 years ago, on June 18, 1873, at the Union Opera House. Six students — two men and...

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Dodd-Frank changes could make it easier to get a mortgage

It should be easier to obtain a mortgage with new legislation that will lift lending restrictions on community banks. Congress on Tuesday voted in favor of rolling back portions...

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Map: Where famous Sioux Cityans lived

See a map of where some famous Sioux Cityans once lived. Click on the pin to see a photo and more information about each person.

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The ‘Vette returns: Sioux City Police reveal newly refurbished vehicle

SIOUX CITY — Circumstances appeared grim for one of the Sioux City Police Department’s most well-loved vehicles.

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Memorial Day weekend expected to be scorcher

SIOUX CITY — A red-hot Memorial Day weekend awaits Siouxlanders heading outdoors for the holiday.

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Today’s best bets around Siouxland

Today’s top picks from our online calendar. Find more events at siouxcityjournal.com/calendar.

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