AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 1:30 pm, IA
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COUNCIL BLUFFS — Every year, Larry Hutchinson of Council Bluffs delivers hundreds of dictionaries to third-graders in several Iowa schools. He delivered some to Titan Hill Intermediate School in October. He also took some to two schools in nearby Omaha, Nebraska, and schools in the West Harrison, Adair-Casey and Charter Oak-Ute Community School Districts. He has done it all but two years since his wife, Nancy, passed away in 2006. By Tim Johnson of The Daily Nonpareil. SENT: 540 words.
HOMELESSNESS GRANT-$5 MILLION — A nonprofit group has won a $5 million grant to bolster its fight against homelessness in east-central Nebraska and southwest Iowa.
LAKE RESCUE — Authorities say an Iowa man rescued his dog before other people came to his rescue after he and the dog broke through lake ice in northeast Nebraska.
WESTERN IOWA COLLISION — Authorities say a Nebraska woman driving south in the northbound lanes of Interstate 29 in western Iowa has collided with an oncoming vehicle. The crash killed both drivers.
TRUCKING COMPANY CENTER — A trucking company is having a $9 million operations and training center built in Ankeny.
POND DEATH-BOY — Authorities say a 6-year-old boy died after he, another child and a man fell through pond ice in central Iowa.
HOUSING MANAGER FIRED-LAWSUIT — Eight Davenport employees have sued the city, saying the city didn’t properly supervise a former housing program manager who hid a camera in a restroom.
IOWA CITY — Nebraska fired coach Bo Pelini in part because beating Iowa wasn’t good enough. The Huskers canned his replacement, Mike Riley in part because they weren’t good enough to beat the Hawkeyes. New coach Scott Frost will get his first crack at Iowa on Friday in a border rivalry that’s blossomed into something of annual referendum on both programs. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 600 words, photos.
FBC--BIG TEN-RIVALRY GAMES
MADISON, Wis. — Barry Alvarez was pacing the sideline as coach the last time that Wisconsin lost Paul Bunyan’s Axe to Minnesota. It was 2003, but the empty feeling that comes with losing the rivalry game remains fresh. Losing stings. It’s all the education that younger fans and players need to understand why rivalry games remain important in the Big Ten. By Genaro C. Armas. SENT: 780 words, photos.
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