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Connecting a Community

Chuck Deisbeck has more than 30 years experience tinkering with phones, wiring homes and businesses, getting dirty running lines and becoming intimately familiar with the telecommunications industry inside and out. By the time he became the CEO for South Slope, Chuck had already helped bring western Iowa into the age of high-speed fiber and was…

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Oh My Gourd!

Megan Colony isn’t your average teenager. When she’s not at school, dance class or hanging out with friends, she is helping her family prepare for the next season of the Colony Pumpkin Patch. We chat with Megan about the history of the patch, her role in the family business, and the variety of agritainment available…

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Excuse Me While I Kiss Cut the Sky

For a decade, Dennis Tallman has owned what most would call a printing business, but he thinks of it as custom manufacturing: everything going out door is unique and to spec. Over the years, he’s added increasingly sophisticated capabilities to AlphaGraphics, making the the possibilities nearly endless. North Liberty is the headquarters of local media, regional…

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Un assaggio di Napoli

Gennaro Rusciano dreamed of opening a restaurant in the United States. After meeting Carol Gorney while she was visiting Italy, that dream started to become a reality. The two talk about their journey opening Rusciano’s Authentic Taste of Napoli and the precise cooking process that make their Neapolitan pizza so delicious. North Liberty is the…

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Geeks, Games, and Social Gatherings

For Josh Karau and Jason Clark of Geek City Games and Comics exploring fantasy worlds is just another day at work. In contrast to its digital counterpart, board gaming culture is built on imagination,  socialization, and as we come to discover there is something for everyone. North Liberty is the headquarters of local media, regional financial…

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Bone-in Pork Butt

Sean Keller is doing work at Mosley’s Barbecue and Provisions and this summer he’s bringing his not-really-Carolina-style barbecue home to North Liberty. We got a preview of where he’ll do his work with hickory, pork, time and a two-ton, custom-built pit. North Liberty is the headquarters of local media, regional financial and national transportation companies and home…

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Painting Outside the Lines

Becky Popelka is doing work at Big Picture Gallery & Studio, a space where everyone can summon their inner van Gogh. She talks about what drew her to the visual arts, what she loves most about teaching children and how she is making art more accessible to the community. North Liberty is the headquarters of local…

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Furniture Factory

 Cindy Knebel is doing work at Revisit Warehouse, a furniture shop she (re)opened this January in North Liberty. She talks about giving up on retail space, why home decor makes her happy and how she’s tackled selling furniture with online/warehouse retail hybrid. North Liberty is the headquarters of local media, regional financial and national transportation…

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