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A Rooted Legacy

July 6, 2018

Waverly was a young community in the late 1800s when the Rathe family made it their home and a generational tradition of giving back began. Today, the community is thriving and Dr. Ann Rathe, a psychiatrist at Waverly Health Center, is making her own mark.Dr. Rathe’s family roots of community leadership run... Read Story

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A Pillar of Generosity

July 6, 2018

Pauline Barrett was a pillar of generosity in the Cedar Valley. The impact of her giving, along with that of her husband Dr. Sterling Barrett, has rippled across the community they loved.In 1994, Pauline established the Pauline R. Barrett Fund with the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa as part of her giving... Read Story

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A Sweet Connection

July 6, 2018

Gary and Becky Bertch are known for their generosity. As owners of Bertch Cabinets in Waterloo, the couple has made national news by taking employees on week-long cruises to show their appreciation. So, it’s no surprise the family’s generosity extends to their community.Each year, Gary and Becky, along with son,... Read Story


Library Puts Priority on Patron Needs and Safety

December 4, 2017

The Decorah Public Library is a busy place, serving over 19,000 registered patrons and many more residents of not only Decorah but all of Winneshiek County. The Library is an all-encompassing resource center providing materials, technology, programs, entertainment and more.As a hub of community activity,... Read Story


Grundy County ISU Extension Outreach

November 21, 2017

"In 2016 the Grundy County Extension office piloted a program called “Farm Chat” in four Grundy County Schools. The program provides real-world connections to the Iowa Core and STEM educational areas. Because field trips are costly and create liability, many schools aren't able to participate.... Read Story