This spring as COVID-19 vaccines become more available and people resume some of their favorite activities, the American Red Cross is reminding the public that the need for blood remains. Healthy individuals are encouraged to make a blood donation appointment now. But what about those who’ve…

Robins Police, Robins Fire, Hiawatha Police, Linn County Sheriff’s Rescue, and Area Ambulance, along with Lifeguard Air Care responded to a report of a personal injury accident in the 2800 Block of Wildflower Road at approximately 11:20 a.m. Saturday April 24th.

Mount Mercy University The following students graduated from Mount Mercy University in December 2020: Kaitlyn Kristiansen and Brooklynn Ossman, from Alburnett; Louisa Brain, Zachary Davis, Danielle Dunphy, Gordon Grabau, Jill Holub, Amy Jackson, McKenna Klekar, Cheryl Mann, Katherine McLaugh…

We are currently living in a situation which impacts us all 24/7 unlike any time since World War II. Now churches are closed. Schools are closed and children are home. We cant visit grandparents. We cant shake hands. We cant give hugs and kisses. We have to maintain social distancing by stay…

The Robins Civic Club Scholarship Selection Committee has named Noah Gilkes, Meghan Mather, and Erin OHara as 2019 scholarship recipients. Each will receive a $500 award sent to their chosen college.

The 20th Annual Sportsman's Wild Game Feast, a free event, was held at the Cedar Rapids Faith Bible Church on Saturday, February 2, 2019. When asked what the connection between hunting, fishing and being outdoors in general had to do with faith, Chris Watson (pastor of children's ministry at…

There are many times throughout the year where residents call in to either tell us they have found, seen a dog/cat running loose or theirs has gone missing.

Winter is here and with that being said please be safe and be prepared. Take the time to make a winter pack for your car that at least includes a blanket, flashlight, extra cloths, and a cell phone charger. Also make sure your exhaust pipes are open around your home to prevent potential carb…

Caleb Cook has been named the 2018 Robins Civic Club Volunteer of Year in recognition of his community service and many hours of volunteering, all of which speaks highly of his heart to serve, the Robins Civic Club said.

If you recall last year the residential sewer rate increased by $1.50 per month starting on July 1, 2017.

Teen programming and the number of area youth taking advantage of these programs at the Marion Public Library increased significantly in the fiscal year that ended June 30.

The Robins Civic Club Scholarship Selection Committee has namedCasey Cerveny, Caitlin Kramer, and Ellie McDermott as its 2018 scholarship recipients.Each will receive a $500 award sent to their chosen college.

The Summer Slide is a term describing how the summer break from school causes many children to lose skills theyve gained throughout the school year. Basically, if they dont use it, they lose it.

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 26th annual national food drive Saturday, May 12. The Stamp Out HungerFood Drive, the countrys largest single-day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need in the community.

There is an opening on the Robins Board of Adjustment (BOA). As a BOA member you will be part of a group of five (5) appointed Robins residents that will review requests from Robins residents relating to deviations on various issues to the Robins Zoning Ordinance. Once you have been appointe…

Through all my experiences working with individuals with special needs, I began to see a stigma where people believe that individuals with disabilities are not as capable as those without disabilities, said Linn-Mar senior and Dancing Away The Stigma visionary Kaleb Cook.

On Tuesday November 7, 2017, Robins voters re-elected Chuck Hinz as Mayor and re-elected City Councilors Brad Sevcik and Don Norton.

Every other year, shortly after the Municipal Elections, the Mayor, City Council and City Staff meet with Jeff Schott of the University of Iowa, the Institute of Public Affairs, to perform a Strategic Goal Planning for the upcoming two-year term.

I think often of the older generations of my family. My fathers parents both died the year I was born. I know only what others have told me about their lives.

Families who resolve to spend more time together may reap a host of benefits. One of the easiest ways to enjoy family company is to dine together with researchers saying its one of the most important things parents and other caregivers can do for children.

Daniel P. OHara of Robins was one of 14 students to receive the Uncommon Student Award at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum on October 14, 2017. The proposal Daniel presented at that time is for a multigenerational playground to be added to East Knoll Park.

Information and application forms for the 2018 Robins Civic Club Scholarship are available online at www.robinscivicclub.com. Paper copies are available at Robins City Hall or Linn-Mar, Kennedy, Xavier, and Alburnett high schools. Up to three $500 scholarships will be awarded to the high sch…

Daniel and Cavan OHara were honored at a joint Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Saturday, November 4, at St. Marks Church.

Water Quality: Thinking Local, a public meeting co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Johnson and Linn Counties, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 11, at the Coralville Public Library, 1401 5th St. in Coralville. Three water quality experts will speak, followed by a question a…

A multitude of students from the Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Cedar Rapids Xavier and Linn-Mar high schools were accepted to the Iowa All-State Band, Choir, or Orchestra. The Iowa All-State audition process was held in Independence, Iowa on Saturday, October 21. The 71st Annual All-State Musical Fe…

First Federal Credit Unions new branch office has opened its Westdale location in Cedar Rapids. Located at 3810 Westdale Parkway SW, the office is part of the newly developed Westdale regional shopping center on the corner of Williams Boulevard and the entrance to Westdale Drive.

I want to thank everybody that attended our pancake breakfast. I also want to thank all the volunteers, city council members, residents, and family members of our department in helping us out on this event. It is not possible to do this without your help. This year the weather was a little s…

Recently, the Planning and Zoning Commission in Robins opened a public hearing at its June 14, 2017, meeting to hear comments relating to the rezoning of all 5.4 acres of lots 3 and 4 at Robins City Square from a C-1 Central Business District to a Mixed Use Development and Planned Unit Devel…

Bluegrass music is returning to Robins once again this year for the third annual South Troy Park Bluegrass Music Festival being held on Saturday, August 5, starting at 1 p.m. Three regional bands will provide six hours of continuous bluegrass music on an outdoor stage in the beautiful South …

Robins RBI is a City of Robins Parks Department program for youth ages 8U to 14U. Its purpose is to provide wholesome physical activities and team skills to youth and to provide a positive experience to youth as ambassadors of the City of Robins. RBI teams must be sanctioned by Robins City C…

Summer Reading for Adults Begins on June 1! Build a Better World at the Marion Library throughout the summer; get involved in our summer reading program for adults!

Robins Fire Department (RFD) would be honored to visit with you about potentially joining a great team focused on the highest possible quality medical and fire response for our friends and neighbors who may be having one of the worst days of their lives based on their need to call 911.

A daring young woman in her flying machine made history as she successfully completed the first female solo transatlantic flight on May 20-21, 1932. According to infoplease.com, she flew a Pratt & Whitney Wasp-powered Lockheed Vega...from Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, to Ireland in approxi…