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Alison Estes has always been the artistic type. As a kid, she played around with paints, cut her Barbies’ hair and even clipped her stuffed animals’ whiskers. Later, her friends asked her to cut and style their hair.

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Bill Pearce is familiar with the name Boyt. As an old east side Iowa Falls resident, he knows what the luggage manufacturer meant for the town. Now, as the president of AgPremier Inc. (which does business as Zoske Manufacturing), Pearce is attaching the name to a new manufacturing endeavor t…

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When Flor Rodriguez moved to Iowa in 2017 to work at Iowa Select Farms near Riceville she was overwhelmed. The language, culture and even the work itself was foreign to her. On Thursday, in English, she told U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst about her experience as a TN visa worker.

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The signature on Vanezza Van Buskirk’s emails doesn’t do her busy life justice. “Artist/Dog Mom/Trendy Threads/Open Door,” it reads beneath her name. It could just as easily read just “entrepreneur.”

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More than a year after Iowa's Ride - a cross-state bike trek to rival RAGBRAI - was postponed due to COVID-19, the event has morphed into a single weekend for riders to spend in Eldora.

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Hardin County Community Endowment Foundation Chair Steve Cox doesn't think Eleanor and Evelyn Schiller would like the public recognition of being named winner of this year's "Making a World of Difference" award if they were still alive.

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When Old Mother Hubbard went to her cupboard, she found it bare. Penny Lewer did not have the same misfortune when she bought Copper Cupboard and Bel Floral. She found the store full of clothing, baby items, home décor, floral goods and much more that has built the business and made it an Io…

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Traditional funeral services, the norm for most, provide a sense of closure to many families. The comfort of seeing a passed loved one at rest is something many families need. But the idea that their friend or family member is being well taken care of after death is often taken for granted.

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It's 6 degrees below zero on a Saturday morning in Union and Dave and Nick Olson are in the best possible place... Grabbing hot coffee and cinnamon rolls from the hands of Gary Lepley and his sister Carla Gear during the monthly Union Iowa Hay Auction.

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The Times Citizen and Ackley World Journal newspapers, which are owned by Times Citizen Communications in Iowa Falls, collected more than four dozen awards in this year’s Iowa Newspaper Foundation Better Newspaper Contest. The awards are usually presented during a convention in Des Moines, b…