Birdapalooza, Collins, Sherlock Holmes

Today we looked at "good news" stories in Central Iowa starting with Jennifer Knox telling us about Iowa Bird of Mouth, a crowd-sourced poetry project, and Birdapalooza, a child-centered event taking place on April 1 at the Story County Conservation Center.

Then we checked in on how Collins, a town of less than 500, has been revitalized in the past few years. Collins-Maxwell Elementary School Principal, Chad Grandon, told us how this small school is adopting some big ideas, including a Therapy Dog, into its recently renovated building. Kathy Davis gave us a rundown on the Collins Wellness Center. Collins Mayor Brett Comegys told us of the building and infrastructure projects just completed, as well as those in the planning stages, thanks to support from local businesses as well as talented grant writers - an encouraging story.

Then we checked in with Deanna Faubus, who moved the family business, B Fabulous Barbecue from Huxley to Slater, a bold move that has already quadrupled her business. We ended with Alan Yungclas, director of Sherlock Holmes and the Wolf Family Caper, giving us a preview of Webster City Community Theatre’s children's production opening this weekend.

Originally broadcast 03/29/2017
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