Pat Kinney

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  • Waterloo manager literally sunk his teeth into baseball

    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.

  • Lessons of WWII Must Never Be Forgotten

    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.

  • A Journal Entry from the Civil War

    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.

  • Waterloo soldier recorded final days of WWII in Europe

    This week is the 75th anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany during World War II and the end of the war in Europe.

  • Grout Museum celebrates women vote centennial with "Remember the Ladies"

    The Grout's exhibit' "Remember the Ladies: The Path to Suffrage," commemorates the 100th anniversary of adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote.

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