Tag Archives: Local Events

Pelicans Left

Pelicans left Lake Macbride this week. They were gone when I drove across Mehaffey Bridge Road on Monday. Have they depleted the fish stocks and gone to better hunting grounds? Did they detect something in nature that triggered migration? I … Continue reading

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Defining Community

Each of us defines community through our engagement in society. Whether participation is passive, active, or in between, our lives and how we live them contribute in a meaningful way to how we live with others in a community. Not … Continue reading

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Solidarity Rally Sunday, Feb. 5

Dear Iowa community organizers, In these challenging times, we urge Iowans to come together and speak out against the recent bigotry and hate towards immigrants and refugees. Organizing in support of these groups ensures we are a more united and … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve Review of 2016

2016 was the year of the 1997 Subaru. By choosing an old car as my main vehicle I got a low purchase price and issues related to a 20-year old car. A leaking head gasket took more resources than expected … Continue reading

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Report From the County Seat

My birthday trip to the county seat included these real-world variations from yesterday’s plan: Ordered a voter list for my precinct from the county auditor to start organizing for the 2018 election and beyond. Noticed the new Zombie Burger and … Continue reading

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After the Latest Flood

The Cedar River crested in Cedar Rapids at 21.91 feet at 11 a.m. yesterday. As the river recedes over the next few days the temporary flood wall and earthen berms built over the weekend will be monitored for breaches. They … Continue reading

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Evacuation of Cedar Rapids Under Way

The headline from this morning’s Des Moines Register was that residents of 5,000 Cedar Rapids homes were asked to evacuate in advance of the flood crest predicted to arrive Tuesday morning. The height of the crest has been revised downward … Continue reading

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