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Manuscripts Miscellany: William Rankin Civil War Letters

This post offers a peek at a new collection. In 2017, Special Collections purchased a collection of letters from William Rankin, a young Iowan from a farming family who appear to have lived in or near Waukon or Dundee in northeast Iowa. 689 more words

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Menards Home Stores

Through the years, McAllister Electrical Services has worked with numerous business and commercial entities to provide them energy-efficient service that matters.  From rewiring centuries-old buildings in rural towns, to planning and installing for new commercial construction projects, we’ve done it all. 791 more words

Iowa's Longest-Serving Republican Lawmaker Joins Democrats Because of Trump

Iowa’s longest-serving Republican state lawmaker is ditching the party in a protest of what he called President Donald Trump’s “unacceptable behavior” and is joining the Democrats. 504 more words


Hamburg Evacuation Lifted- High Water Remains in Parts of Fremont County

HAMBURG, Iowa- Residents and businesses in Hamburg are now free to begin cleaning up flood damage.

“In Hamburg yesterday the Mayor lifted the evacuation order for the south end of Hamburg allowing for people to go back into their homes and to continue to clean up,” said Mike Crecelius, Fremont County Emergency Manager. 289 more words


A quiet drinking water crisis is going unaddressed in Iowa

The EPA says water issues take priority over climate change, but private wells across the country are struggling with contamination.

A quiet drinking water crisis is going unaddressed in Iowa

-Think Progress; 4/24/2019

Not trying that again

Yesterday after my chat with Dad, lunch with her Mom, running errands, and getting various little chores out of the way, I made the decision to stay up and go through around 100,000 pictures taken and stored digitally. 248 more words