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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Sheryl Crow delivers, plays favorites, new songs

Sheryl Crow performed at the Great Jones County Fair on July 18, with country musician Gary Allan opened.

Review: Motley Crue still rockin’ hard after 30 years

Although they didn’t ride motorcycles or light pyrotechnics on the Great Jones County Fair stage, Motley Crue proved they are still one of the greatest bands to see live.

NewBo City Market wraps up inaugural year

The NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids has had a productive year. The market, which opened in October, is the only one of its kind in the state, said Kristie Wetjen, market executive director.

Coralville Von Maur to open Saturday

The Iowa River Landing district in Coralville will reach another major milestone Saturday. Von Maur will host its grand opening event July 27. The 80,000-square-foot store includes new brands and space for existing brands to offer more products. The store broke ground in fall of 2011.

Sycamore Mall considers changes to Von Maur space

Sycamore Mall is undergoing major changes with its anchor tenant moving out this month. Von Maur will officially close its doors in Sycamore Mall on July 21.

Great Jones County Fair continues to bring in top entertainers

Music fans in Eastern Iowa don’t have to travel far to see the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lady Antebellum and Blake Shelton. They have all appeared at the Great Jones County Fair in recent years. For 2013, the July 17-21 fair showcases Sheryl Crow, Motley Crue and Keith Urban.

Building leaders locally

With the record growth Hiawatha-based CEC (Communications Engineering Co.) has experienced in recent years, the company discovered it was running short on high-quality leadership.

Documenting work and life

In the last year John Richard has traveled to five continents, all in a day’s work.

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