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  • Covering 9-11: Day of sorrow, years or sacrifice, embers of hope

    Posted by Pat Kinney on Friday, September 10, 2021
    So much has happened since Sept. 11, 2001. While it's increasingly distant, like a passing destructive storm, you never quite put it away in your mind. Because it, and the carnage left in its wake, has never completely gone away. And that makes you appreciate everything and everyone you hold dear in life.

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  • Intern Spotlight: Tom Wagner

    Posted by Tom Wagner on Friday, July 23, 2021
    My name is Tom Wagner, and I am from Coralville, Iowa. I am currently a junior history major pursuing a museum certificate at the University of Northern Iowa. I aim to get by bachelors in history and then go to graduate school for my masters in museum studies at the University of New Orleans. Since I love working in a museum and plan to work in one in the future, I was ecstatic to get the opportunity to work as an intern with the Grout Museum.

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  • Bob Feller survived heat of Pacific war, brought his 'heater' to Waterloo

    Posted by Pat Kinney on Monday, July 19, 2021
    One of Iowa's most famous veterans of the Pacific theatre of World War II -- the subject of an upcoming Grout Museum exhibit--came to Waterloo to pitch in an exhibition baseball game 52 years ago this month.

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  • 70 years ago, Eldora brothers sent final letters from Korea

    Posted by Pat Kinney on Thursday, June 17, 2021
    One Iowa family made the ultimate sacrifice twice in the Korean War -- two brothers, lost four months apart. The family's second loss was 70 years ago this month.

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  • Waterloo flood of 1961 recalled, 60 years later

    Posted by Pat Kinney on Monday, May 10, 2021
    This year's dry spring is nothing to complain about. Not compared to the alternative. Anyone who was around here 60 years ago this spring -- and many springs and summers since -- knows that.

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