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Recent Articles
  • This day in history: the bikini makes its debut in post-war France

    At the time, the “scant 30 inches” of fabric was quite the scandalous swimwear choice. Introduced by noted French fashion designer Louis Reard, the modern “bikini” was unveiled on July 5, 1946 at a Reard reportedly called his two-piece swimsuit the bikini after being inspired by the news-making US atomic tests conducted on Bikini Atoll earlier the same week. While many European women and some Americans had already been wearing two-piece suits as early as the 1930s, they almost all […]

  • Paddlers Urged to Stay Off Rain Swollen Rivers

    QUAD CITY AREA, Illinois and Iowa – Tornadoes and flash floods aren’t the only hazardous conditions after big rainfall. Swollen rivers and lakes are also dangerous. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has received reports of inexperienced paddlers on the Des Moines River who tipped over their boats in the strong current. “We encourage all paddlers, especially new and inexperienced paddlers, to stay on lakes and flat-water while the rivers are high due to heavy rain”, Todd Robertson, paddling instructor […]

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