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  • Memorial Day speaker urges vets to talk about their service
    Iowans have gathered for ceremonies throughout the state today to honor the nation’s war dead. Daniel Gannon of Ankeny was a Marine Corps platoon leader in Vietnam. He says veterans need to take time to talk about the experience of war. “For we are living witnesses, and if we become silent, those sacrifices will be […]

  • Program seeks to keep foster care kids from crossing over
    A juvenile court officer who’s based in Sioux City says she’s engaged in a “fundamentally different” way of working with troubled foster care kids, to try to keep them out of the prison system. Lisa Nelson is part of what’s called a “crossover team” in Woodbury County. “We are continually reminded that this work is […]

  • Tens of thousands of Iowa kids skip free meals during summer
    About nine in every ten Iowa children who are eligible for free meals during the summer break aren’t eating those meals. Stephanie Dross, a consultant for the Iowa Department of Education, says community groups offer summer meal sites all across the state, but for several reasons, tens of thousands of children don’t take part. “We […]

  • Plan for short stay turns into 50-year career for ISU administrator
    An administrator at Iowa State University in Ames is entering the final month of work that will cap off a half-century-long career. Warren Madden graduated from ISU in 1961 with an engineering degree and left to go into private industry. He returned in 1966 for what he thought would be a short stint when his […]

  • Summer camps for kids include many options
    Summer camps in Iowa have evolved to include more than canoeing and campfires. Linn County’s Wickiup Hill Learning Center is offering everything from wood carving to a camp that mimics the survival skills in the popular Hunger Games movies. Conservation Education Specialist Jenny Corbett says they key to camps is to keep the kids busy. […]

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