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BC-IA--Iowa Weekend Exchange Digest, IA

June 12, 2018

AP-Iowa stories for June 16 and June 17. 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, June 16, and thereafter.


WATERLOO, Iowa — Hundreds of people flocked to Eagle Lake last week for the Waterhawks Ski Team’s 60th anniversary event. A group of 16 charter members began the ski club in September 1958 for those who were interested in promoting ski safety, boating and family fun on the water. As the team grew larger, they began hosting shows for public entertainment and later began show tournaments. By Kristin Guess, The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. SENT IN ADVANCE: 505 words.


GRAF, Iowa — Perched atop a hill in rural Dubuque County sits a small stone church. The exterior walls show the age of the building, which was constructed in 1867. But inside, the structure resembles a brand-new, three-bedroom home. Now, owner John Whalen invites people to rent the Lattnerville Church Inn south of Graf. By John Kruse, Telegraph Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 534 words.

For use Sunday, June 17, and thereafter.


SIOUX CITY, Iowa — An Iowa courthouse is struggling to keep goldfish alive in a pool of water in its rotunda. Dry for a number of years, Woodbury County officials decided to fill the pool and restock it with fish as part of the recent 100th anniversary celebration of the courthouse. Of the three dozen fish released in there two months ago, just a handful remain. By Bret Hayworth, Sioux City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 534 words.


MUSCATINE, Iowa — At Columbus Junction Public Library, among the stacks of books, movies and CDs will be a full kitchen. The project was made possible through a $23,000 donation from the late Connie and Warren Lewis. The build took over the employee break room, adding cabinet space, a full sink and movable island. By Zachary Oren Smith, Muscatine Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 547 words.

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