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Jan Jensen, Player (#0)

Jan Jensen, Player (#0)

posted on February 8, 2017 at 9:43 AM

Jan Jensen: Player, Elk Horn-Kimballton High School, 1980s. Her grandma played 6 on 6. All-American at Drake University, Associate Head Coach for the University of Iowa women's’ basketball team. Read More »
Denise (Long) Rife, Player (#0)

Denise (Long) Rife, Player (#0)

posted on February 8, 2017 at 9:43 AM

Denise (Long) Rife: Player, Union-Whitten, high scorer, 1968 state winners. High school basketball career 6,250 points. In 1969, she was thirteenth draft pick of the NBA’s San Francisco Warriors – the first female to ever be drafted to play on... Read More »
Deb Coates, Player (#0)

Deb Coates, Player (#0)

posted on February 8, 2017 at 9:43 AM

Deb Coates was a legendary forward who played on a legendary team for a legendary coach in the early to mid-1970s. Her coach was Vernon “Bud” McLearn. Team: Mediapolis Bullettes, went to state 21 times in 26 years, winning two titles. Read More »
Kim (Peters) Wilson, Player (#0)

Kim (Peters) Wilson, Player (#0)

posted on February 8, 2017 at 9:43 AM

Kim (Peters) Wilson was a guard for Andrew High School from 1974-1977. She was named the 1976 captain of the All-Tournament Team. Read More »
Jeanette (Olson) Lietz,Player  (#0)

Jeanette (Olson) Lietz,Player (#0)

posted on February 8, 2017 at 9:43 AM

Jeanette (Olson) Lietz played for Everly High School. She was a high scorer, and tough 1968 state competitor with Denise and Cindy Long. Read More »
Sandy (Van Cleave) Little, Player (#0)

Sandy (Van Cleave) Little, Player (#0)

posted on February 8, 2017 at 9:43 AM

Sandy (Van Cleave) Little was one of the finest all-around six-on-six player of her time - 1968-1971. Her team, Montezuma, won back-to-back state titles. Her mother, Mavis Van Cleave, played at Gibson High School in the1930s. Read More »
Vivian (Emerson) DuShane and Zola (Emerson) Mullenbach (#0)

Vivian (Emerson) DuShane and Zola (Emerson) Mullenbach (#0)

posted on February 8, 2017 at 9:42 AM

Two players, sisters Zola and Vivian Emerson, remember playing basketball in the 1920s for Little Cedar High School. Zola (now Mullenbach) played from 1928-35, including her junior high years. Vivian (now DuShane) played 4-5 years from... Read More »
Kalona Tourism, Iowa (#506)

Kalona Tourism, Iowa (#506)

posted on July 11, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Just about 30 minutes from the bustle of the University of Iowa campus and downtown Iowa City, is an enchanting small town where you can catch glimpses of a unique way of life - and sample some of its treasures. 07:28 Read More »
None Less Than Heroes: The Honor Flight Story (#0)

None Less Than Heroes: The Honor Flight Story (#0)

posted on May 18, 2012 at 3:09 PM

In this documentary film, narrated by Academy Award nominee and veterans’ advocate Gary Sinise, Iowa’s World War II veterans tell their incredible stories of brutal combat as they prepare to make the highly anticipated trip to Washington, D.C. to... 04:35 Read More »
Iowa Historian Tom Morain: To Rattle Dry Bones  (#0)

Iowa Historian Tom Morain: To Rattle Dry Bones (#0)

posted on April 4, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Full Program: Tom Morain, long-time historian in the state of Iowa, elaborates on how the stories of people who lived before us can enliven the ‘dry bones’ of historical facts, in this speech recorded March 30th, 2012 on the Des Moines Area Community College... 47:03 Read More »
The Coming Heritage (#115)

The Coming Heritage (#115)

posted on July 12, 2010 at 3:09 PM

Full Program: The way Iowans related to their environment in the past and how they will relate to it in the future creates the Iowa heritage. This program explores change through Iowa's history. 27:04 Read More »
Roots in the Soil (#112)

Roots in the Soil (#112)

posted on July 12, 2010 at 3:00 PM

Full Program: Each advancement in farming technology brought increased yields to Iowa farmers, but it has always been farmers' love and respect for the land that make them Iowa's unsung heroes. 28:12 Read More »
Iowa's Industrial Roots (#111)

Iowa's Industrial Roots (#111)

posted on July 12, 2010 at 2:58 PM

Full Program: Iowa did have other industries besides farming--among them coal mining, lumbering and milling. 28:51 Read More »
Main Street (#110)

Main Street (#110)

posted on July 12, 2010 at 2:55 PM

Full Program: For years the main street of Iowa's small towns was the center of trade and entertainment for town residents and surrounding farmers. But after the turn of the century, things began to change. 28:44 Read More »
The Iowa Country School (#109)

The Iowa Country School (#109)

posted on July 12, 2010 at 2:53 PM

Full Program: The program presents the development of Iowa's early educational system. 26:55 Read More »
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