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Author: Cindy Hadish

“Have you reached these families?” Residents question how decision to close Garfield Elementary was made in Cedar Rapids
16
May 2022

“Have you reached these families?” Residents question how decision to close Garfield Elementary was made in Cedar Rapids

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage Cedar Rapids School Board members heard from 10 people at a special meeting called after residents took up a petition..

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Country Club Heights homes at risk with Cedar Rapids Country Club’s development plans
06
May 2022

Country Club Heights homes at risk with Cedar Rapids Country Club’s development plans

Note: The Cedar Rapids City Council will consider the Cedar Rapids Country Club’s rezoning request and request to vacate a portion of Fairway Terrace SE..

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Petition drive surpasses goal; firm leading CR School District planning to be recommended for next new school contract
05
May 2022

Petition drive surpasses goal; firm leading CR School District planning to be recommended for next new school contract

UPDATE: The special Cedar Rapids School Board meeting has been set for 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2022, at the Educational Leadership & Support Center,..

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History fans line up for Save CR Heritage tour at edge of downtown Cedar Rapids
30
Apr 2022

History fans line up for Save CR Heritage tour at edge of downtown Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Save CR Heritage kicked off its 10th anniversary celebration with a tour that highlighted historic churches and other buildings at the..

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Petition calls for Garfield Elementary closure to be heard by Cedar Rapids School Board
10
Apr 2022

Petition calls for Garfield Elementary closure to be heard by Cedar Rapids School Board

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR RAPIDS – Save CR Heritage, with a coalition of school supporters, is launching a petition drive to place the..

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Iowa City upgrades schools at less than half the cost of Cedar Rapids plan
27
Mar 2022

Iowa City upgrades schools at less than half the cost of Cedar Rapids plan

Update March 28, 2022: The School Board voted to move forward with plans to build a school to replace Arthur Elementary, close Garfield and either..

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Cedar Rapids elementary schools entered on Iowa’s Most Endangered Properties list
03
Mar 2022

Cedar Rapids elementary schools entered on Iowa’s Most Endangered Properties list

Preservation Iowa has announced that Cedar Rapids elementary schools have made the organization’s list of “Most Endangered Properties” for 2022. Save CR Heritage nominated the..

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New life sought for BetterLife building in Cedar Rapids
09
Dec 2021

New life sought for BetterLife building in Cedar Rapids

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR RAPIDS – The BetterLife site in Cedar Rapids is back on the market after Kwik Star officials backed out..

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Saving an early 1900s home: Photos from the J.E. Halvorson House dedication
17
Oct 2021

Saving an early 1900s home: Photos from the J.E. Halvorson House dedication

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Building “saves” have become increasingly rare in Cedar Rapids, but Save CR Heritage and the community..

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Donors and volunteers thanked as Save CR Heritage dedicates early-1900s J.E. Halvorson House
15
Oct 2021

Donors and volunteers thanked as Save CR Heritage dedicates early-1900s J.E. Halvorson House

Note: Cedar Rapids Historian Mark Stoffer Hunter will lead walking tours of the neighborhood surrounding the J.E. Halvorson House, 606 Fifth Ave. SE, on Oct...

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