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Providing Hope for Homeless Veterans

March 27, 2017

In 2010, Neal Jarnagin, current Director at Bremer County Veterans Affairs and Executive Director of Rally Point Cedar Valley Veterans, met George, a homeless 28-year-old veteran who had walked from Columbia, Missouri to Iowa on his way to Alaska. George had bounced between organizations, attempting... Read Story

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Readlyn Makes a Splash for Local Kids

February 28, 2017

Providing amenities for young families in rural Iowa is part of keeping communities vibrant and growing. When the City of Readlyn saw kids from their community traveling to other nearby towns for recreational opportunities, Mayor Dan Wedemeier took note and then took action.Wedemeier had seen... Read Story

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Family sees Rewards Flourish with FCCF Family Fund

February 22, 2017

Dick Weiners remembers a time when his family had a lot less. He and his five siblings watched as their father, Frank, who began as a farmer and truck driver, purchased the Cartersville Elevators and began working his way into a new way of life... Read Story

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Granting Needs for Comprehensive Systems

February 21, 2017

“They were elated. Even to do laundry. We have a consumer who requests to be move around standing up instead of in her wheelchair. One consumer cried,” said Sandy Harrington, supervisor for Comprehensive Systems, Inc. in Charles City.Harrington still gets emotional when she recalls the... Read Story


Small Library Steps Up Big for Plainfield Residents

February 10, 2017

Established in 1959, the Plainfield Library may be small in size, but not in its importance to the community. Plainfield is a small, but mighty town full of citizens who are highly involved with the world around them, and the Library helps them stay engaged... Read Story