BC-IA--Iowa Weekend Exchange Digest, IA
AP-Iowa stories for Feb. 2 and Feb. 3. 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, Feb. 2, and thereafter.
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa _ In between classes at Miller Middle School on a recent Monday, students stopped by locker 147, the one that used to be Corey Brown’s. Corey was found dead last month after he was missing for several days. Students at Miller Middle School recently began decorating their late classmate’s locker, leaving messages on mostly green paper, reflecting Corey’s favorite color. By Adam Sodders, Times-Republican. SENT IN ADVANCE: 312 words.
LE MARS, Iowa _ It’s a common sight in most every public setting anymore. Look around and you’ll see people with their heads bent over their smartphones, fingers swiping at the screens and thumbs punching out messages. But when you take a seat at any of a number of eating establishments in Le Mars for morning coffee or lunch, you’re just as likely to see patrons getting information the old-fashioned way, by reading it off of a piece of paper. For decades, the Hotsheet has been a staple here, providing local news headlines, sports scores and other tidbits of information. It can be found on tables at several fast food restaurants and cafes. By Nick Hytrek, Sioux City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 637 words.
For use Sunday, Feb. 3, and thereafter.
DUBUQUE, Iowa _ On March 1, 1950, Bill Thul reported to work for the first time at Klauer Manufacturing Co. in Dubuque. It would turn out to be the last “first day” of the Dubuque resident’s lengthy career. The 91-year-old still works at Klauer Manufacturing five days per week. By Jeff Montgomery, Telegraph Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 589 words.
DAVENPORT, Iowa _ Kim Findlay, president and CEO of the Putnam Museum and Science Center in Davenport, invites you to visit its new exhibit, “Race: Are We So Different?” Developed in 2007 by the American Anthropological Association, the exhibit fills two rooms on the main floor, exploring through text, artifacts and video the history, science and lived experience of race, or how the world reacts to you based on your looks. The exhibit begins with the possibly mind-altering statement that “race” doesn’t really exist. It is a human invention based on skin color and other exterior physical characteristics when there is, as Findlay said, “no science behind that whatsoever.” By Alma Gaul, Quad-City Times. SENT IN ADVANCE: 768 words.