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Someone You Should Know: Lydia Dawley Video included

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Born and raised in Decorah, Lydia Dawley will always call Iowa home. Now 17 years old, she's grown up on property that's been in her family for years. Now, Dawley represents Winneshiek County as the 2014 Fair Queen. More>>

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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>>

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  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:15:26 GMT
    The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...More >>
    The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go...More >>
  • South Winn falls in first trip to state baseball tournament

    South Winn falls in first trip to state baseball tournament

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:36:05 GMT
    Fifth-seeded Roland-Story scored four runs in the first two innings to beat fourth-seeded South Winneshiek 4-1 in the Class 2A quarterfinals Monday afternoon at Principal Park.More >>
    Fifth-seeded Roland-Story scored four runs in the first two innings to beat fourth-seeded South Winneshiek 4-1 in the Class 2A quarterfinals Monday afternoon at Principal Park.More >>
  • Hawkeyes to offer student tickets to public

    Hawkeyes to offer student tickets to public

    Iowa athletic director Gary Barta says the Hawkeyes will make any unsold student football tickets available to the general public as well on Aug. 1.More >>
    Iowa athletic director Gary Barta says the Hawkeyes will make any unsold student football tickets available to the general public as well on Aug. 1.More >>
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