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Grant Success Stories

Atlanta Community Comes Together to Create Museum Exhibit

‘Classrooms & Community’ Complements Smithsonian’s ‘Crossroads: Change in Rural America’ Display In a perfect example of how small rural communities can rally around a common goal, the residents of Atlanta and Logan County came together to create a new exhibit for the Atlanta Museum. Called “Classrooms & Community: Changes in Rural America’s Sense of Community,” the…

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McLean County Diversity Project Scholar Donates $2,800 to School Libraries

Reprinted with permission by The Pantagraph BLOOMINGTON — A simple yet forceful love of reading pushed a Chiddix Junior High student to raise nearly $3,000 to help fill school libraries in the Twin Cities. For his annual community service project as a McLean County Diversity Project scholar, 13-year-old Revanth Reddy Poondru started Blo-No Books and…

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Harmony Park, O’Neil Park Playground Upgrades Approved

Reprinted with permission from The Pantagraph By Maria Nagle BLOOMINGTON — The city will move forward with constructing Harmony Park — the city’s first playground where children with different abilities can play together — and a new playground at O’Neil Park. By a unanimous vote Tuesday, the council approved the purchase of $330,621 in playground equipment from Charlotte, N.C.-based Game…

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Furniture For Families: For BIS Majors, One Project Has Major Impact

Reprinted with permission from ISU College of Business News & Views Magazine Associate Professor Rosie Hauck’s Advanced Business Systems Analysis class is all about bridging business needs with technology solutions. It also offers a great deal of real-world, practical experience for those majoring in business information systems (BIS). Each semester, Hauck works with a local…

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West Bloomington Active Gardens Internship Program Nurtures Interest in Growing Own Food

As yellow finches darted through towering sunflower plants on a recent August morning, several volunteer gardeners were busy pulling weeds at the West Bloomington Active Gardens (WBAG) and Sunnyside Garden at the west end of Illinois Street. Richard Bullock, 18, and Ednita Williams, 15, both of west Bloomington, pulled bind weed tangled around asparagus plants.…

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