For some people, spring in Iowa is all about, the grass and flowers starting to grow, the birds chirping and warmer weather. And there's also a group of people, who view spring time as the beginning of just one thing. It's GARAGE SALE SEASON!

If you're a garage sale fanatic, like my wife, you've been chanting in anticipation, "I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready!" It's time to start getting up early on Saturday mornings, hitting the drive-thru line at your favorite coffee shop and start looking for garage sale signs. Of course, wondering aimlessly is never a good plan when you're garage-saleing", you need a list or better yet you need to find a neighborhood with several garage sales or a small town with city-wide garage sales, well, you're in luck.

Here's a comprehensive list of garage sales in the Cedar Valley and northeast Iowa from the "City Wide Garage Sales All Over Iowa" Facebook page.

Bookmark this article and keep checking back for updates throughout spring and summer.

CITY        -       DATES
Wellsburg - April 16 - 17
Independence - April 22-24
Charles City - April 23 -25
Conrad - Sat. April 24
Janesville - Sat. April 24
St. Ansgar - Sat. April 24
Jesup - April 29 - May 1
Dike - April 30 - May 1
Reinbeck - April 30 - May 1
Decorah - Sat. May 1
Parkersburg - Sat. May 1
Raymond - May 4 - 6
Washburn - May 6 - 8
Ackley - May 7 - 8
La Porte City - May 7- 8
Hudson - May 7 - 8
Oelwein - May 7 - 8
Denver - May 7 -9
Waterloo (Liberty Park) May 13 - May 16
Cedar Falls (Meadows) - May 14 - May 15
Urbana - May 14 - 15
Clarksville - May 20 - 22
Waterloo (Aududon Park) - May 22
Cedar Falls (Quail Ridge) June 3 - 5
New Hampton - June 3 - 5
Dunkerton - June 4 - 5
Evansdale - June 4 - 6
Vinton - June 4 -5
Waukon - June 4 -5
Plainfield - Sat. June 5
Waterloo (Cedar Terrace) Sat. June 26

If we missed any neighborhood or city-wide garage sales in this station's listening area, let us know. Contact us on our Facebook page or via our station app. Happy "garage-saleing", and we hope you find a lot of bargains!

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In its heyday, the Rath Packing Company employed 8,500 people. It's still thought of fondly by many as what helped put Waterloo "on the map" and giving many area families a good income to raise their families. When rumors of bankruptcy started in 1979, the company became employee-owned in 1980. Despite many attempts to save it and massive amounts of money invested (from employees and loans from the city of Waterloo) all of those efforts ultimately failed, leading to its demise and liquidation in 1985.

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