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Gigantic Monster Trucks Preparing to Crash Into Cedar Rapids

Three days of car-crushing entertainment are coming to Cedar Rapids during the month of October. Mega Monster Trucks Live is bringing the behemoth Monster Trucks to the Alliant Energy Powerhouse Arena in Cedar Rapids for four shows over three days in the middle of October. There's a show on Friday, October 15 at 7 p.m.; two shows on Saturday, October 16, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; one show on Sunday, October 17 at 2 p.m. And we're giving you the chance to win a free 4-pack of tickets!
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The Old Thresher’s Steam Whistle: Four Generations of Dewees

It started in the fifties when H.D. Dewees, a farmer from Marion, Iowa, was on a trip to Florida. On the way home he went by a Navy shipyard and, unable to contain his interest in machinery and all the activity, stopped for a tour. It just so happened that a big steam ship, known as a Liberty Ship, was being decommissioned and torn apart. H.D. noticed the big steam whistle from the ship. Being an avid attendee and participant of the Old Thresher’s Reunion in Mt. Pleasant, he asked if he could buy the steam whistle.
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Convoy of century-old steam-powered cars rolls to a close in Coralville

A convoy of steam-powered cars older than most residents rolled across parts of eastern Iowa this week. The 23-car tour took off from Cedar Rapids Saturday and came to a close at the Antique Car Museum in Coralville Thursday, with stops at the Amana Colonies, Marengo, Stone City, Anamosa and Kalona along the way.

Taking a slow boat to Cassville

A bald eagle swooped before us as we slowly motored downriver. Soon we spotted its nest high in a bankside cottonwood. We were cruising the Mississippi River on a day trip from our home in Cedar Rapids. Instead of riding in a speedboat or an excursion steamboat replica, we were on the Pride of Cassville Ferry heading for Wisconsin.

Buggy Rides - Byways Specialty Tours

Kalona Specialty Tours featuring buggy rides in an Amish buggy. Plus, learn about the Amish community and tour behind the scenes at the Buggy Shop, Creekside eBikes and JK Creative Wood workshop. Every Wednesday in September at 11:00 a.m. Tickets: $30 adults; $15 youth (12 and under). Reserve your ticket by calling Kalona Chamber (319) 656-2660.

Appraisals, restringing among offerings at Sept. 26 doll show

Maquoketa will host the 40th annual doll and toy show at the AmericInn Sunday, Sept. 26. Dealers will be present from throughout the Midwest with dolls and accessories dating from the 1800s to modern for sale. Joe Davis of Cedar Rapids will be doing restringing and other minor repairs during...

Riverside City Council Holding Discussion on Off Road Vehicle Use

The Riverside City Council will be holding discussions on the use of off-road and all-terrain vehicles and golf carts on city streets during their regular meeting Tuesday. Various incorporated areas in Riverside could be given permission for these vehicles to operate on city streets if both the driver and vehicle were following city codes. Other items on the agenda include approval of the annual financial report. Discussion on the stonewall in downtown Riverside and review of short-term and long-term goals for the city council will wrap the night.

To The Truck On 380, Thank You

If you live in Waterloo and find yourself driving to Cedar Rapids, then you know it's a straight shot on 380 to get back and forth. I have family in Cedar Rapids, so I find myself making the hour drive a lot. Yesterday as I was driving, I had some...

News Flash

Off-road utility vehicles are required to be titled and registered in the owner’s county of residence. Registration renewals for off-road vehicles (ATVs, snowmobiles, ORMs, and ORVs) begins September 1. Registrations are valid January 1 through December 31 annually. The deadline to renew registrations for off-road vehicles is December 31. Registrations...

Owner Takes Ford Mach-E GT Performance Edition To The Drag Strip

The owner of a brand-new Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition has taken it to a drag strip to see how quick it is in the real world, and has shared his experience online with fellow enthusiasts. You probably know that Ford has only recently begun deliveries of the Mach-E...

Red Flag Horseless Carriage Motor Tour Making Stops in Southeast Iowa

A group of Brass Era vehicles will be making their way through southeast Iowa this September. The 10th Annual Red Flag Horseless Carriage Motor Tour announced their schedule for the three-day tour Tuesday. The mission of the tour is to foster an understanding and appreciation of vintage vehicle touring while supporting the communities on the selected routes and providing participants with a quality experience that encourages return visits to Iowa. Starting Wednesday, September 22nd participants will gather for introductions and a driver’s meeting in Mount Pleasant with the tour starting the next day. Tour routes vary each year and traditionally run between 50 and 75 miles per day. The first trip on Thursday, September 23rd will include a stop in Washington at the State Theatre. The signature event will be held on Saturday with a trip from New London to Brighton. For more information and registration visit