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DES MOINES, Iowa - John Johansson of Stockholm, Sweden was awarded the Overall Champion title in the Mr. Legs contest held Saturday on the Bud Light Stage at the 2017 Iowa State Fair. Beyond overall leg appearance, several leg divisions were judged during

August 20, 2017
Reinbeck Courier

From August 23rd September 4th, the Grundy County Heritage Museum will host a traveling exhibit, "German Iowa and the Global Midwest." The exhibit shows important facets of German Iowan history, such as immigration, communities, brewing and politics, using telling photographs and interpretation.

One third of Iowans claim German heritage, far more than any other ethnic group.

Drawing on research by University of Iowa faculty and students, this new exhibit examines the lasting influence of German immigrants and their descendants in Iowa. As we mark the 100th anniversary of American entry to the First World War, the exhibit also explores pro- and anti- immigration sentiment, bilingualism, and multiculturalism at a time of national emergency.

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To learn more, please contact the Grundy County Heritage Museum Office with any questions that you may have at 319-345-2688. The Grundy County Heritage Museum's hours are

Tuesday's, Wednesday's, and Thursday's from 8:00 am 4:30 pm. Further detail about programming statewide can be found at



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