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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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Cedar Rapids School Board votes 5-1 to forge ahead with $220 million bond vote
07
Aug 2023

Cedar Rapids School Board votes 5-1 to forge ahead with $220 million bond vote

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The Cedar Rapids School Board will ask voters to raise their own property taxes to fund..

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Petition calls for vote on Harrison Elementary bond issue in Cedar Rapids
21
Jul 2023

Petition calls for vote on Harrison Elementary bond issue in Cedar Rapids

Further update, Aug. 7, 2023: The Cedar Rapids Community School District responded today to the petition calling for an election on the Harrison Elementary bond..

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Walking tours uncover hidden homes in Cedar Rapids
18
Jun 2023

Walking tours uncover hidden homes in Cedar Rapids

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Tour-goers learned about the history of homes “hidden” behind storefronts along First Avenue, as well as..

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Cedar Rapids School Board decision on Harrison Elementary called into question
08
May 2023

Cedar Rapids School Board decision on Harrison Elementary called into question

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — A full house turned out at the Cedar Rapids School Board meeting on Monday, May 8,..

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