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BC-IA--Iowa Weekend Exchange Digest, IA

November 19, 2018

AP-Iowa stories for Nov. 24 and Nov. 25. 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, Nov. 24, and thereafter.


FORT MADISON, Iowa — An Iowa nonprofit has created a cookbook for young chefs as a fundraiser. Cooking has long been a staple of Elliott Test Kitchen, where students can go after school for a good meal and academic support. The “Elliott Test Kitchen Young Chefs” cookbook, launched this month, features 31 recipes cooked by 34 fourth- through sixth-graders at the kitchen in Fort Madison, and proceeds from the cookbook sales go back into supporting the nonprofit. By Michaele Niehaus, The Hawk Eye. SENT IN ADVANCE: 860 words.


DUBUQUE, Iowa — Dubuque beer drinkers will have plenty to be thankful for this holiday season with the opening of Dimensional Brewing Co. Dimensional Brewing will become the third such business to open since the start of 2014, joining Jubeck New World Brewing and 7 Hills Brewing Co. Five years ago, the city did not have an operating brewery. By Jeff Montgomery, Telegraph Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 716 words.

For use Sunday, Nov. 25, and thereafter.


FORT DODGE, Iowa — A therapy dog has begun work at an Iowa middle school. Mellie, an 8-year-old golden Lab therapy dog has started her first year at the Fort Dodge Middle School. Her human, eighth-grade social studies teacher Glenda Paulson, said that Mellie can help students who are anxious. By Hans Madsen, The Messenger. SENT IN ADVANCE: 537 words.


CALMAR, Iowa — An Iowa brewery and art studio is celebrating one year in business. PIVO Brewery and Blepta Studios in Calmar is celebrating its first year in business this month — one that saw Craig Neuzil’s beer distributed in 24 counties, Sara Neuzil’s artwork flying off the shelves and the rural Spillville natives reconnecting with their childhood roots. By Tim Jamison, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. SENT IN ADVANCE: 743 words.

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