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Author: Cindy Hadish

Franklin Middle School celebrates 100th anniversary in Cedar Rapids
24
May 2024

Franklin Middle School celebrates 100th anniversary in Cedar Rapids

Note: Save CR Heritage is hosting a walking tour of the Harrison Elementary School neighborhood, led by Cedar Rapids Historian Mark Stoffer Hunter on Friday,..

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Community bids final farewell to Garfield and Arthur elementary schools in Cedar Rapids
04
May 2024

Community bids final farewell to Garfield and Arthur elementary schools in Cedar Rapids

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Alumni, teachers, parents and neighbors attended an open house at Garfield and Arthur elementary schools to..

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Cedar Rapids School survey omits cost information
04
Apr 2024

Cedar Rapids School survey omits cost information

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Voters in the Cedar Rapids Community School District this week began receiving a survey from the..

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Cedar Rapids School District delays demolition of Harrison Elementary
29
Mar 2024

Cedar Rapids School District delays demolition of Harrison Elementary

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The iconic Harrison Elementary School has been given a one-year reprieve. Slated to be demolished at..

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Planning Commission delays vote on Harrison rezoning after School District surprises city with new promise
04
Jan 2024

Planning Commission delays vote on Harrison rezoning after School District surprises city with new promise

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — After overturning a task force recommendation to update Harrison Elementary and ignoring thousands of petition signatures..

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The demise of an iconic Iowa mansion and a  mystery left behind
25
Dec 2023

The demise of an iconic Iowa mansion and a mystery left behind

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Ernest Kosek recalls exploring the creek behind his home, playing hide and seek in the house,..

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Nearly half of Cedar Rapids School Board skips meeting on fate of Harrison Elementary; majority of others ignore potential savings, affirm decision compared to demolition of historic Union Station
19
Oct 2023

Nearly half of Cedar Rapids School Board skips meeting on fate of Harrison Elementary; majority of others ignore potential savings, affirm decision compared to demolition of historic Union Station

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Ignoring the pleas of residents who asked the Cedar Rapids School Board to reverse its decision..

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Panelists: Developers, not students, will win under $220 million Cedar Rapids School District bond issue
24
Sep 2023

Panelists: Developers, not students, will win under $220 million Cedar Rapids School District bond issue

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Tremaine Woods remembers carrying his tuba two blocks from home to McKinley Middle School as a..

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Cedar Rapids School Board backs out of community forum; schedules board meeting for same night
18
Sep 2023

Cedar Rapids School Board backs out of community forum; schedules board meeting for same night

Note: The Community Forum on the Cedar Rapids school bond referendum is set for 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in Whipple Auditorium at the downtown..

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Building owners invited to free session on architectural ornamentation and house styles
26
Aug 2023

Building owners invited to free session on architectural ornamentation and house styles

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — As Save CR Heritage embarks on preserving corbels and other ornamentation on its early-1900s home, the nonprofit plans to share its..

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