Linn County casino campaign cost $3.43 million, final figures reveal
New, final figures from campaigns for and against casino gaming in Linn County show the sides did not raise and spend $2.25 million, but rather $3.43 million in the weeks leading up to the hotly contested March 5 referendum.
Sun May 19, 2013
Gazette Staff wrote a new blog post: From the ground up: Learn bulb care for spring, summer blooms
It seems like the flowers have just started blooming, but now is the time to prepare for what to do once they have bloomed.
Sat May 18, 2013
Driver Killed, Child Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in Linn County Crash
The Linn County Sheriff's Department says one person has died following a crash in Linn County early Saturday morning.
Wed May 15, 2013
Cell Phone Service Outages Reported Across Eastern Iowa
Many Eastern Iowans are experience a cell phone service outage tonight. Cell phone users in Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, the Quad Cities and many other communities have reported cell phone service disruptions.
State drops charges against 16-year-old in Cedar Rapids robbery case
Attempted murder and other charges filed against a 16-year-old in connection with a Cedar Rapids drug robbery were dismissed Wednesday by the state.
Trish Mehaffey wrote a new blog post: CR man convicted on 9th burglary
A 52-year-old Cedar Rapids man was convicted Tuesday for his ninth residential burglary and 15th overall criminal conviction.
Tue May 14, 2013
George C. Ford wrote a new blog post: Iowa 5-year highway plan includes Linn County projects
The Iowa Department of Transportation's highway improvement plan for the next five years includes two fairly high profile projects in Linn County.
Sun May 12, 2013
From the ground up: It's a wonderful time of the year
Devon Dietz with a customer at the Master Gardener Plant Sale. Master Gardeners will help you choose the plants that are just right for you.
Salvation Army celebrates 125 years in Cedar Rapids
We know them by their red kettles and their thrift stores, but both around the world and right here in Cedar Rapids, The Salvation Army does so much more.
Fri May 10, 2013
LOST revenue 'whitetops' plenty of Linn County roads
It's easy to hear grumbling about Cedar Rapids' city streets, but not so much so about Linn County's rural roads.
Wed May 08, 2013
Former fighter pilot, base commander running for Iowa House 68 seat
During 25 years in the Air Force, Ken Rizer was a jet fighter pilot and a base commander responsible for 60,000 people and a $250 million budget.
Alligators mean agriculture for North-Linn students
North-Linn High School senior Brendan Schott puts Paris, a 5-year-old American alligator, back into its tank in the school's greenhouse on Friday in Troy Mills.
Tue May 07, 2013
Warren County casino proposal fails at the ballot box
Jeff Lamberti, chairman of the Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission, on Tuesday said the outcome of last night's vote to allow casino gaming in Warren County just south of Des Moines had little bearing on the prospects for a Cedar Rapids casino to secure a state gaming license.
Operation Quickfind: Nathan Gypin
The Linn County Sheriff's Office is looking for a 16 year old that has run away for the second time in a month.
Warren County voters considering casino referendum today
Those who want to see a casino built in Cedar Rapids will be watching Tuesday to see if voters in Warren County south of Des Moines approve gaming in their county, as voters in Linn County did March 5. It's not clear if the Cedar Rapids request for a state gaming license would be helped or hurt by a simultaneous request from Warren County.
Sun May 05, 2013
Hazmat Crews Clean-up Chemical Spill at Cargill
Firefighters and hazmat crews spent Sunday cleaning up a chemical spill in Cedar Rapids.
Cedar Rapids needs proposed casino
Cedar Rapids/Linn County needs this proposed casino. I am 25 and spend most of my weekends in Iowa City, Des Moines or Ames visiting friends and clients.
Sat May 04, 2013
McFarlane Bridge reopens after 2008 flooding
They ate, listened to live music and socialized before cutting ribbon and walking across the new bridge that serves as an important link to the 52-mile nature trail which runs from Black Hawk County to Linn County.
Rick Smith wrote a new blog post: Upkeep of aged, rural graveyards brings its challenges
Surely that demand has been heard over the century and half since the first farmers planted their lives in and around this tiny graveyard on a little hill with the wide vistas a few miles east of Central City.
Thu May 02, 2013
More strange CasinoClash 13 bedfellows
Earlier this week, I pointed out that Link Strategies, which guided Just Say No Casino forces in Linn County, is now working for Vote Yes Warren County as voters south of Des Moines face a gambling referendum vote Tuesday.