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  • Waterloo manager literally sunk his teeth into baseball

    Posted by Pat Kinney on Friday, August 28, 2020
    I've been going to baseball games at Waterloo's Municipal/Riverfront Stadium since I was a kid in the late '60s. There were a lot of great players and a lot of characters who graced Waterloo's "friendly confines" over those years. Among the characters, none, perhaps, was more colorful than Billy Scripture.

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  • Lessons of WWII Must Never Be Forgotten

    Posted by Pat Kinney on Thursday, August 6, 2020
    World War II ended 75 years ago this month with the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Aug. 6 and 9 respectively, and the Japanese surrender Aug. 14. Nazi Germany had fallen and surrendered four months earlier. Japan officially signed surrender papers aboard the battleship USS Missouri, alongside its sister ship the USS Iowa, in Tokyo Bay Sept. 2, which was declared Victory over Japan day, or V-J Day.

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  • A Journal Entry from the Civil War

    Posted by Pat Kinney on Friday, June 19, 2020
    In 2001, when doing a story for the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier on Waterloo's Veterans Memorial Hall, I found one of the items stored there was a Civil War diary of a Waterloo Marine, A.W. Bellows. In one passage, he wrote of the valor of the African-American soldiers he fought alongside in a battle in Mississippi.

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  • Behind the Scenes at the GMD, May 11, 2020

    Posted on Monday, May 11, 2020
    It has been eight weeks since the Grout Museum District last hosted a visitor. In that eight weeks, staff have all learned to do new things, and that learning continues.

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  • Waterloo soldier recorded final days of WWII in Europe

    Posted by Pat Kinney on Wednesday, May 6, 2020
    This week is the 75th anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany during World War II and the end of the war in Europe.

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