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IOWA CITY (KWWL) - Iowa loses two men who dedicated their lives to developing recreation in the state.

Iowa City Parks and Recreation Director for more than 20 years, Terry Trueblood, died Friday night from pancreatic cancer. He was 61.

He helped develop many projects including the Mercer Aquatic Center, the Skateboard Park, and Thornberry Off-Leash Dog Park.

Before coming to Iowa City, Trueblood was the director of Dubuque Parks and Recreation. He was born in Colorado.

Bernard Goldstein, Chairman of Isle of Capri Casinos and one of the founders of the modern riverboat casino industry that started in Iowa, has died. Goldstein died Sunday at a Hospice House in Bettendorf. He was 80.

Goldstein was born in Rock Island, Illinois, and knew the Mississippi was a great attraction. He opened one of the nation's first riverboat casinos, the Diamond Lady, in Bettendorf in 1991.

Online Producer: Maria Magner

 

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