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BC-IA--Iowa Weekend Exchange Digest, IA

July 31, 2018

AP-Iowa stories for Aug. 4 and Aug. 5. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at 515-243-3281.

For use Saturday, Aug. 4, and thereafter.


DUBUQUE, Iowa — Sisters Rita Reicher and Mary Weidemann have been feeding Dubuque’s children for years. Now retired, the two volunteer with the Dubuque Food Pantry as part of the organization’s free summer lunch program for youngsters. The food pantry offers a free lunch Monday through Friday for children younger than 18. By Alicia Yager, The Telegraph Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 457 words.


BETTENDORF, Iowa — David Anderson and Brad Bisbey practice in a Bettendorf park one of their favorite outdoor exercises: Plein air painting. Plein air, the French term for outdoors, is a preferred style of painting for these Moline, Illinois, residents. Anderson and Bisbey, both lifelong painters and instructors, paint weekly at sites such as Credit Island, Sylan Island and Scott County Park. By Amanda Hancock, The Quad-City Times. SENT IN ADVANCE: 603 words.

For use Sunday, Aug. 5, and thereafter.


DAVENPORT, Iowa — Camp Re-Imagine is an enrichment camp that the Davenport School District presents in partnership with the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency. The camp, free and open to all students, drew about 100 children. It is one of the Quad-City initiatives that will help prevent the “summer slide.” The phrase refers to the tendency of students, especially those from low-income families, to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the school year. By Linda Cook, The Quad-City Times. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1172 words.


PEOSTA, Iowa — Rob Trilk bonds with his sons over the grinding of metal and the glow of a welder. The Trilks started a metal fabrication business out of a shop at their rural Peosta home a few years ago. What started as a hobby for Rob Trilk now involves all three of his sons — Garrett, Lukas and Keegan. By Alicia Yager, The Telegraph Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 544 words.

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