AP-Iowa stories for Sept. 8 and Sept. 9. 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, Sept. 8, and thereafter.


SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Marguerite Kuhl is convinced that the second time will be the charm. Closing Kuhl's Dress Shop in 1995, she retired at the age of 72, but then she got bored. She re-entered the workforce as the manager of Health Plus at the Southern Square Shopping Center. Now after 17 years of selling nutritional supplements, she is ready to step aside for a second time — at age 95. Kuhl said retiring after so many years on the job is bittersweet, but she's ready for whatever life brings her way. By Earl Horlyk, Sioux City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 598 words.


HARPERS FERRY, Iowa — David Barland-Liles wishes his place of employment was known only for its magic, rather than for the crime he helped solve. But if the story of the park superintendent who stole human remains sparks public interest in Effigy Mounds National Monument, so much the better. Located in Allamakee and Clayton counties, the national monument contains the largest concentration of effigy mounds in the world. Twenty Native American tribes are affiliated with the site, many considering it sacred ground. By Bennet Goldstein, Telegraph Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1065 words.

For use Sunday, Sept. 9, and thereafter.


DAVENPORT, Iowa — CrossFit OC3 in Davenport is partnering with GiGi's Playhouse Quad-Cities to offer a monthly 90-minute workout to people with Down syndrome. CrossFit is a fitness regimen that mixes bodyweight exercises, weightlifting and cardiovascular and high-intensity interval training. While they modify exercises for participants with Down syndrome, who usually have low muscle tone and decreased strength, gym owners Jessie and Colin Cartee still set high expectations. By Jack Cullen, Quad-City Times. SENT IN ADVANCE: 568 words.


MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa — Shortly before Midwest Old Threshers started last week, a new museum housing the Bussey Doll collection finally opened its doors. Located inside Museum A on the Old Threshers grounds, the interior is lined with glass cases filled with dolls as new as Barbie and as old as Abraham Lincoln. Glenna Voyles inherited an immaculate collection of more than 400 historic dolls from Wilma and Donald Bussey 16 years ago. The Glenna Voyles Doll House was constructed with $134,000 in fundraiser money. By Will Smith, the Hawk Eye. SENT IN ADVANCE: 516 words.