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Service

June 2, 2017

The small congregation of Saviour Missionary Baptist Church in Waterloo serves others beyond their limitations. “We have an older congregation and we, as a church, cannot do a lot of things to minister and serve people. But we do what we can with the resources... Read Story

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Inclusion

June 1, 2017

Everybody has their own story, and Umaru Balde, director, Latino and multicultural services with the YWCA of Black Hawk County, listens to each individual’s story to better serve them. The approximately 40 students in Umaru’s classes are immigrants and refugees from different cultures including Latino,... Read Story

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Gratitude

June 1, 2017

Steve and Stacie Brass are successful business owners with lots of responsibility, but it’s clear the priority and heart of their 22-year marriage is their children, Alyssa, 19, Nick, 16, and Lindsey, 10. “Between business, kids, family, and church, we think life is full and... Read Story

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Thriving

June 1, 2017

Look around Waterloo and throughout the community, you’ll see a city landscape full of trees. To be exact, the City of Waterloo maintains 25,000 publicly-owned trees between streets and sidewalks and in 52 parks and three golf courses. Unfortunately, according to Todd Derifield, city forester for... Read Story

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Home

June 1, 2017

Phil and Phyllis Borleske had never owned a home, but when Phil, a Lutheran pastor, retired, he and his wife put down roots in Vinton, Iowa. “After looking for a year and a half for a house, my wife suggested Vinton. I said, ‘Why would... Read Story