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Did You Know Waylon Jennings Got His Start as a Radio DJ?
When someone mentions Waylon Jennings, you probably envision him on stage, guitar in hand, singing and playing one of his 16 number one hits. You might also think of him as one of the original outlaws of country music -- bucking the Nashville establishment and paving his own way. That's not the…
Rally to be Held Today For Former Washington Principal Ralph Plagman
A rally for former Washington High School Principal Ralph Plagman will be held this afternoon at 4:00 under the arcade at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids.
Plagman was asked to resign by the Cedar Rapids School District in the wake of a teacher-student sex scandal...
Carver-Hawkeye Arena Ranked Ninth Toughest Venue in the Big Ten
ESPN.com recently published an article ranking the toughest venues to play at in the Big Ten.
Out of 14 venues, Carver-Hawkeye Arena was ranked ninth. The article said that when packed, Carver is one of the toughest places to play. But it also listed several issues, including student participati…
Iowa’s 2016 Football Poster
We're entering summer, which means college football season is just a few months away. If you weren't already getting excited about the upcoming season for the Hawkeyes, this year's football poster might do the trick:
Yeah, that's quarterback C...
A Downtown Wind Turbine?
There have been stories the last couple weeks about skyline-shaping high rises and record-setting wind turbines. All this talk of height has my thoughts sky high.
New High-Rise
Cedar Rapids could be getting its tallest building in history.
My Life as a Local Celebrity
I'm sure you've always wondered what it's like to be a lower-tier local celebrity in Cedar Rapids. Fame? Fortune? Adoration?
My Detasseling Days
As soon as spring planting begins, I start to reminisce about a sacred rite of passage for many an Iowan: Detasseling.
Steve Alford Taking Heat
UCLA men's basketball coach Steve Alford is taking heat, and I'm loving every minute of it.
Alford is universally despised around Iowa after beginning what many feel was the downward spiral for Hawkeye hoops. The fact that Alford was able to jet from Iowa City under scrutiny with another jo…
Tree of Five Seasons: Love It or Hate It?
The Tree of Five Seasons is probably Cedar Rapids' most iconic landmark. The sculpture that stands downtown is also arguably the most polarizing piece of art in the state.
Cedar Rapids Slogans
If you haven't heard, Raygun -- a Des Moines-based retailer known for snarky screen-print items -- is coming to Cedar Rapids. Raygun is set to open a two-level store in the NewBo Station development in March.