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Wed
13
Feb

HEROES AMONG US - Chuck Olliney

 

HEROES AMONG US - Chuck Olliney

Cutline: Student and S.T.E.P. leader Chuck Olliney is focused on helping disabled veterans attending Northeast Iowa Community College to make a trip to the memorials and monuments in Gettysburg and Washington, D.C. (Becky Walz photo)

Fri
16
Dec

Iowa's newspapers reach consumers!

Newspapers work

 
• 86% of Iowans read newspapers
• Iowa newspapers average 2 readers per copy
• 51% of Iowans turn to their newspaper first for shopping information (compared to 18% for Internet, 3% for TV and 1% for radio)
• 42% of Iowans turn to their newspaper first for product cost information, versus 32% turning to the internet, 2% turning to television and less than 1% turning to radio
• 43% of Iowans rely on their local newspaper first for community events
• 80% of Iowans access the Internet...over 96% of Iowans with computers at home have Internet access and more than 53% of them have accessed a newspaper web site in the past 30 days
• In the past two weeks, 52% of Iowans say they purchased an item advertised in the newspaper, versus 15% from television advertising and 5% from radio
• 78% of Iowans read or look at advertising inserts in their newspaper

Fri
16
Dec

My Life Mervin Albert Ungerer

Mervin Albert Ungerer

It was in 1958 that friends Cal Curtis and Merv Ungerer sat in a Hawkeye tavern when Kathryn "Kate" Weidemann and Helen Campbell strolled in together. Cupid put two arrows in his bow and let them fly.

For the complete story, see the Jan. 16 issue of The Union.

Fri
09
Dec

Grant could engineer more opportunities for students

Grant could engineer more opportunities for students

North Fayette administrators and teachers are preparing a grant application they hope will provide a new "pathway" of opportunities for students of the local school district.

For the complete story, see the Dec. 26 issue of The Union.

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