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Linden Landing: New Trail Stop on the Raccoon River Valley Trail

Linden Landing: New Trail Stop on the Raccoon River Valley Trail

It’s May and that means Bike Month in Iowa! Which is awesome because…Iowa is the trails capital of the world! Did you know that? It’s a little know fact. Seriously, Google it. But, I digress…The bike trail system in Iowa is growing and connecting more and more of Iowa including a new family-owned business, Linden Landing. “We’ve been avid bicyclists for several years and have enjoyed the many trails sprouting up across Iowa,” said Tim Bolten, ...

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Benefit Auction, A Day for Mike, to Support the Wasike Family

Benefit Auction, A Day for Mike, to Support the Wasike Family

Mike, a legal immigrant from Kenya, was living in Des Moines and working two jobs to support his wife and children. Then last February, Mike stopped to offer assistance to three teenagers he thought needed his help. Those same teenagers attacked Mike in a car-jacking attempt. Mike was nearly beaten to death. Today Mike is in a rehabilitation facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma, undergoing intensive therapy. He cannot walk, talk, or see because his brain is severely bruised but there is hope that, ...

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