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  USA Women's Hockey team wins gold
USA Women's Hockey team wins gold
Feb. 22, 2018 - In an overtime shootout, the U.S. Women's Hockey team won Olympic gold defeating Canada 3-2 when Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored the winning goal for Team USA in the sixth round of the shootout.
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New report identifies critical mineralsNew report identifies critical minerals
Feb. 21, 2018 - Lithium, a chemical element, and its derivative minerals powers the digital age.
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Week of February 19

devoted: verb; dedicated to, focused on,
National parks offer wonderful opportunity to observe MLK Day

dismantled: verb; taken apart, broken down;
SUE is moving to new 'digs'

faltered: verb; not perform as needed, not steady;
'The Flying Tomato' soars again

vaccinated: verb; to receive a vaccine, antigens (proteins) to stimulate an immune response to prevent a specific disease;
Flu cases still rising

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February 25

1943: George Harrison, one of the four Beatles, was born in Liverpool, England. He died on November 29, 2001.

1873: Enrico Caruso, Italian tenor who became a famous opera singer, was born in Naples, Italy.

1779: Library of Congress: Lieutenant Colonel George Rogers Clark, elder brother of explorer William Clark, accepted British Lieutenant Governor Henry Hamilton's unconditional surrender of Fort Sackville at Vincennes, Indiana.

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Hands-on, heads-up, hearts-in learning permeates INSPIRE DayHands-on, heads-up, hearts-in learning permeates INSPIRE Day
Sept. 18, 2017 - The Norman Borlaug Boyhood Home in Cresco, Iowa served as an outdoor classroom Friday for more than 250 fifth graders.


1. How did Norman Borlaug save the lives of one billion people through his research and work in Mexico?

2. How is the Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation keeping the legacy of Norman Borlaug alive?

3. What does it mean to "literally walk in the footsteps of Dr. Norman Borlaug?" 

INSPIRE Day was an exciting and educational field trip for students.



I Approve This Message: Decoding Political Ads: Since 1952, political ads have aired on television during presidential elections. Seismic changes have occurred in the nation since that time but the power and punch of political ads remain the same.

Major flooding impacts Iowa: Thousands of residents in eastern and central Iowa spent the Sept. 24-25 weekend filling and placing sandbags around buildings to protect against rising water predicted to reach flood stage in many locations.
Scrumptious Salsa Science: Salsa is scrumptious, a fun food that is super nutritious, super easy to make, and super science. Learn how hydroponic vegetables are grown with Bryan Ellis from the Toledo Natural Science Technology Center. 
One Hot and Cool Topic: The Art - and Science - of Glass: Watch a master instructor of glassblowing sculpt a bowl from a gob of molten glass. 
What are the Iowa Caucuses?: Learn the history of the Iowa Caucuses through "First in the Nation," an exhibit at the Iowa Historical Museum in Des Moines. 
Source of Salmonella outbreak identifiedSource of Salmonella outbreak identified
Feb. 23, 2018 - As of Wednesday, 55 of 65 cases in a Salmonella outbreak have occurred in Iowa, the CDC said.
New report identifies critical mineralsNew report identifies critical minerals
Feb. 21, 2018 - Lithium, a chemical element, and its derivative minerals powers the digital age.
ShibSibs win Olympic bronzeShibSibs win Olympic bronze
Feb. 20, 2018 - Ice dancers and siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani, the ShibSibs, won a bronze medal Tuesday.
Washington, Lincoln honoredWashington, Lincoln honored
Feb. 19, 2018 - Did you know the official name for today's federal holiday is Washington's birthday and not Presidents Day?
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