The city of Cedar Falls is honoring the memory of former long-time mayor Jon Crews by flying flags at half-staff today (Monday, April 10, 2017).

Crews, the longest-serving mayor in Cedar Falls history, died Thursday at the age of 70. He led the city for a total of 30 years in three separate stints starting in 1971 and ending in 2015.

Memorial services for Crews are scheduled at 2 p.m. today at Orchard Hill Church in Cedar Falls. Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, also in Cedar Falls, is in charge of the arrangements.

In honor of Crews, current mayor Jim Brown has ordered flags be flown at half-staff on city-owned property from sunrise to sunset today. Flags are lowered at all public buildings, grounds, and facilities throughout Cedar Falls.

Brown is asking all individuals and businesses in the city to fly the flag at half-staff as a sign of respect for Crews.

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