Iowa Eagle Scout Restores High School Victory Bell

By Will Smith | The Hawk Eye WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — When Daniel Crooks, 17, restored the aged, cracked victory bell for West Burlington High School, he helped cement his last name as part of the school’s legacy. “I think it’s awesome. It’s been a great project and a learning experience for him,” Daniel’s […]

1940s-Era Phone Booths Restored in Burlington

By Michaele Niehaus | The Hawk Eye BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — The two 1940s-era telephones at the Burlington Depot have been restored, bringing the city’s former transportation hub one step closer to its former glory. The restoration project cost a total of $7,076. Each of four Burlington chapters of the Iowa Questers, a nonprofit organization […]

Wisconsin Couple to Expand Classic Car Restoration Business

By Barry Adams RANDOLPH, Wis. (AP) — This is corn country. Most of the paychecks here come from the land where the wind blows unabated and, at least this year, there hasn’t been enough snow to cover the stubble from the fall harvest. Steve and Molly Gursky have found their niche on four acres along […]

Kansas-Made Vodka Created From Milo

By Beccy Tanner KINSLEY, Kan. (AP) — Tim Kyle wanted a business that would allow him to earn a living, raise kids and stay in the area where his family has lived for more than three generations. The 44-year-old former carpenter and salesman finally came up with something that no one else in Kansas, perhaps […]

Backyard Hockey Rinks Range From Simple to Elaborate

By John Marshall VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Hockey is woven into the fabric of life in Canada and parts of the northern United States. When it gets cold, players young and old hit the ice, whenever and wherever they can find it. Sometimes, finding the ice — at least enough ice for a hockey […]