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Someone You Should Know: Ariana Seedorff Video included

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10-year-old Seedorff loves to swim and read books, but she especially loves playing with little kids. One day she asked her mom to take her to the library; she had the idea of starting a book drive for a local children's hospital. More>>

Someone You Should Know: Rod Hamer Video included

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After nine years and thousands of volunteer hours, Rod Hamer still gives his time and heart to the American Red Cross.

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21-year-old Ashtyn Dove helps girl with special needs prepare for county fair Video included

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21-year-old Ashtyn Dove and 11-year-old Tessa Smith are best friends. Cancer brought the girls together a few years ago. More>>

Joshua Beebe prepares to visit 11 countries in 11 months Video included

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Joshua Beebe is going to spend the next 11 months in 11 countries. He leaves June 30 for the "The World Race." More>>

90-year-old Gladys Wubbena crochets prayer shawls for her church Video included

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Gladys Wubbena lost her husband of 63 years back in 2005. That loss inspired her to join the Prayer Shawl Ministry at St. James Lutheran Church in Allison. More>>

Micheal Robinson empowers young men through "Man Power" program Video included

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Students at Waterloo East High School spent the last several months in Man Power. Man Power is a program to empower young men to become better men. It's led by paraeducator Micheal Robinson. More>>

Marilee McAlpin retires after more than 40 years in the classroom Video included

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Marilee McAlpin just wrapped up her 41st school year as a teacher. She spent 39 of those years at St. Patrick Catholic School in Cedar Falls. More>>

Ciara Miller helps send soccer balls to children at orphanages Video included

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Ciara Miller just graduated from Prairie du Chien High School. This past school year, she was president of the nonprofit Passing on Hope, which sends soccer balls to children around the world. More>>

Two eastern Iowa school employees honored as paraeducators of the year Video included

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After asking for nominations from the 56 public school districts served by AEA 267, the agency handed out the "Above and Beyond the Call" award to two paraeducators. This year's award recipients are Jill Johnson with Lincoln Elementary in Cedar Falls and Heidi Rohlfsen with North Tama Elementary in Traer. More>>

New Hearst Center Director looks to add programs for community members Video included

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Martin Arthur is the new director of the James and Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts in Cedar Falls. He previously worked in Spencer at Arts on Grand. More>>

Bonnie Brandenburg of Fredericksburg is set to retire after 42 years of childcare Video included

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Every day at work is fun and different for Bonnie Brandenburg, and she never has to leave her house. More than 40 years ago, she started Brandenburg Quality Daycare for Tots in Fredericksburg. More>>

Organ donor recipient Jesse Huntley raises funds to compete in Transplant Games of America Video included

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Jesse Huntley began bowling when he was five years old. It's one of the sports he said he could still participate in with cystic fibrosis. Three and a half years after a double lung transplant, Huntley is still bowling and hopes to compete in the sport at the Transplant Games of America. More>>

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