BC-IA--Iowa Weekend Exchange Digest, IA
AP-Iowa stories for January 13 and January 14.
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For use Saturday, January 13, and thereafter.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — It’s been more than 28 years since a United Airlines DC-10, flying from Denver to Chicago, crash-landed at Sioux Gateway Airport. Out of the 296 passengers and crew members on Flight 232, 112 were killed in the disaster that occurred July 19, 1989. Located just 15 acres north of the airfield, the Mid America Museum of Aviation & Transportation has a permanent exhibition dedicated to Flight 232, the heroes, the victims and the community’s reaction to the tragedy. By Earl Horlyk, Sioux City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 507 words.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Dogpatch Urban Gardens is the only for-profit farm in Des Moines city limits — the realization of one of Jenny Quiner’s dreams. Quiner already has a steady flow of business and is looking to turn her farmstead into a rental property, teach urban farming classes and hold events such as concerts and weddings on the grounds in the coming year. But her role as a local community food leader wasn’t planned at all. By Brian Taylor Carlson, Des Moines Register. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1320 words
For use Sunday, January 14, and thereafter.
DAVENPORT, Iowa — A bait shop integral to the west Davenport community is changing ownership after over 15 years. Longtime owners Alan and Alice Kump first purchased the property almost 18 years ago and lived there with their children for about 14 years. Alan Kump said it’s time to let somebody else have their shot at it. By Jack Cullen, Quad-City Times. SENT IN ADVANCE: 623 words.
DUBUQUE, Iowa — Steve and Kerry Koopmann have run the Dubuque skating rink, Skate Country, for more than 40 years. Skate Country opened its local doors in late 1972. The owners relish whenever a family brings a new generation out to skate. By Jeff Montgomery, Telegraph Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 871 words.