Breaking poverty one children's book at a time

January 7, 2016

The children's book "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" and alphabet refrigerator magnets may not jump out as the solution to poverty, but these simple items in the toolbox of Hawkeye Community College's Family Literacy Program staff are a first step in breaking the cycle of generational... Read Story

Iowa e911

A lifesaving first step for an entire county

January 7, 2016

Imagine your life depending on emergency communications systems that may or may not work. Your life could be saved by information relayed from first responders to the ambulance in route, but minutes are lost because of a communication glitch. "The Federal Communications Commission put a... Read Story


Sustaining, serving and educating a community

January 7, 2016

Luther College in Decorah is home to great minds developing innovative solutions to make communities better, and in the case of the Cafeteria (CAF) to Community project, more sustainable. "We recognize how much food in this country goes to waste, and we are trying to... Read Story


Home is forever where the heart is

January 7, 2016

Home is forever where the heart isFive lives saved. That is the impact Ruth and Robert Walker made in Fayette County in 2014. It was a difference made because of the legacy Ruth wanted to leave and planned for."Ruth's life was all about service. She... Read Story

Wcf symphony

A fusion of music and education inspires youth

January 7, 2016

Throughout history, music has been linked to the vibrancy and vitality of place and time. It is part of our every day lives and an integral part of the Cedar Valley."We want to offer as much meaning to the life of the community as we... Read Story