Originally broadcast 10/01/2018
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Before setting out for our virtual tour of Cambridge, one of the Ballard Creek Towns in South Story County, we heard our monthly Story County Report from Leanne Harter. Then county reporters Susan Franzen and Jonah Powell set off too find out why Cambridge is in the news for caring for its people with two very different projects. First, we stopped by the Little Food Pantry in the front yard of Ronda Ceynar, just across the street from the bus stop at United Methodist Church, where Ronda and her team have started serving "Bus Stop Breakfasts" on Wednesdays. We continued on to Water Street to meet with Mayor Steven Kovarik, who gave us a tour of the new Cambridge City Center, home to the city offices and council chamber; the new library with space for story time, the latest computers, a conversation corner, as well as the bookshelves to hold all the books from the overcrowded Cambridge Memorial Library -- and space for more; and a common space equipped with an industrial equipped kitchen for parties, weddings, and community dinners. We wrapped up our tour of Cambridge with an interview by Ed Rood, about the 125 year history of the Tri-County Times, the small-town newspaper that his covered Cambridge through those years.