AP-Iowa stories for Sept. 1 and Sept. 2. 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. 1, and thereafter.
EXCHANGE-BIKE FOR CO-WORKER
BURLINGTON, Iowa — Jonathan Clouse’s Applebee’s co-workers gifted him a bike when they saw him walking a long distance to and from work. He was placed on the job by Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services, which finds jobs for Iowans with disabilities so they can achieve independence. It took him an hour to walk to work each day. Employees pitched in to buy Clouse a bicycle and helmet. He’s been riding to work on it ever since, arriving 15 to 30 minutes after he leaves home. By Will Smith, the Hawk Eye. SENT IN ADVANCE: 520 words.
EXCHANGE-CRIME PREVENTION RESOURCE
DUBUQUE, Iowa — School-based officers in Dubuque seek to maintain a focus on curbing inappropriate behaviors before they occur. And when problems do present themselves, the age of students plays a role in how they respond. Officers for Dubuque district’s elementary schools say that when they’re called to assist in a student discipline issue, they try focusing on helping students understand the consequences of their actions to make better choices. By Allie Hinga, Telegraph Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 873 words.
For use Sunday, Sept. 2, and thereafter.
EXCHANGE-SALVATION ARMY BUILDING
DAVENPORT, Iowa — As the Salvation Army of the Quad-Cities vacates its long-time Davenport home, the big brick building is poised to become the next downtown apartment renovation project. In announcing its own move to another building, development director Bill Horrell confirmed that an offer to buy the old building has been accepted. Renovating the building for apartments would make sense, as the structure was originally built and still is configured that way. By Alma Gaul, Quad-City Times. SENT IN ADVANCE: 528 words.
EXCHANGE-COLLEGE BUILDING BOOM
ORANGE CITY, Iowa — In just over a month, Northwestern College officials will formally dedicate the latest new structure on campus in Orange City, the $24.5 million DeWitt Family Science Center. In five years, all told, NWC has realized $51 million in physical improvements. The total annual gifts receipted at NWC prior to College President Greg Christy’s arrival totaled $3.8 million in 2007-08 and $4.1 million in 2006-07. They’ve more than doubled in a decade, as donors are giving $9.3 million in 2017-18. By Tim Gallagher, Sioux City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 923 words.