The largest homeless shelter operating in Cedar Rapids is going to get a lot larger in the next 18 months. Leaders at the Willis Dady Homeless Shelter in Cedar Rapids met an ambitious goal of $3-million dollars and broke ground on an expansion Monday. Phoebe Trepp, executive director of the shelter, said the project will add more space, about 50 percent more, but it will also allow the shelter to offer more services.
Whatever you call it, one annual donation to Camp Courageous in Monticello always takes lots of willing hands to put to good use. Every fall, a Dubuque church gives away tens of thousands of pounds of potatoes to individuals and organizations. And this fall, Camp Courageous, received two tons of potatoes equal to four thousand pounds as its share. And camp leaders say there’s only one small drawback with that donation. Someone has to peel all the potatoes.
Eastern Iowa farmers picked up the pace this past week as harvest progress for the state’s corn and soybean crops got closer to average. The United States Agriculture Department (USDA) crop report for Iowa shows farmers have harvested 67 percent of all the corn in fields. The soybean harvest is virtually complete at 92 percent. That’s still several days behind the five-year average for both crops but an improvement over the figures from just a week ago.
Let the fishing begin. The Iowa DNR just finished stocking the Prairie Park Fishery in SE Cedar Rapids with 2,000 trout from a state hatchery. It’s the annual stocking and about 40 anglers were waiting. #kcrghttps://t.co/dJsGlhLipo
It’s tough for single parents with young kids to combine college classes with parenting. But Kirkwood Community College just received a state grant to come up with ways to help. Details at 5&6. #kcrghttps://t.co/m456Q9l73W
An anonymous donor gave a half million dollars in the last few weeks putting fundraising over the top. Organizers weren’t going to break ground until they had $2.5-mil in hand. #kcrghttps://t.co/WbbBJsnUzK
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Selecting a term
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