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What Is Big Green? It’s Larger than Big Oil and Big Tech

You hear lots of dire predictions these days — the planet is burning, the seas are rising, and so on. But what is the real purpose of all this doom and gloom? Is it to protect the environment? Or is there a different motive? Rogan O’Handley, aka DC Draino, gets to the bottom of these questions in this important video.

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Falcons down Comets, 95-74

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West Burlington’s Ethan Eilers (34) looks to the basket around Cardinal defenders Tuesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington downed Cardinal, 95-74.
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West Burlington’s Brady Martin (11) goes to the basket between Cardinal defenders Tuesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington downed Cardinal, 95-74.
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West Burlington’s Kasean Rice (23) shoots over a Cardinal defender Tuesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington downed Cardinal, 95-74.
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No. 9 Falcons upend Comets, 80-29

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West Burlington’s Sydney Marlow (10) goes to the basket against Cardinal Tuesday night in West Burlington. No. 9 (class 3A) West Burlington defeated Cardinal, 80-29.
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West Burlington’s McKenna Marlow (1) shoots around Cardinal’s Kolbie Bass (3) Tuesday night in West Burlington. No. 9 (class 3A) West Burlington defeated Cardinal, 80-29.
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West Burlington’s Stacey Dzawo (11) looks to the basket around Cardinal’s Nikoa McClure (20) Tuesday night in West Burlington. No. 9 (class 3A) West Burlington defeated Cardinal, 80-29.
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West Burlington’s Isabelle Ritter (22) goes to the basket against Cardinal Tuesday night in West Burlington. No. 9 (class 3A) West Burlington defeated Cardinal, 80-29.
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The Amazing History of Christmas

How much do you know about Christmas – about its origins and its many beloved traditions? Do you know where the idea of stocking-stuffers comes from? Or how lights found their way onto the Christmas tree? Or why we all have the jolly, red-suited, white-haired image of Santa Claus in our heads? In this video, historian William Federer explores the holiday’s rich and unique history.
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WB’s Ethan Eilers signs with South Dakota State

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West Burlington – Notre Dame Senior, Ethan Eilers, signs to play Division-1 football with South Dakota State University Wednesday afternoon at West Burlington. Joining Ethan from left: Evan Eilers – brother, Rebekah Eilers – mother, Ethan Eilers, and Jay Eilers – father & WBND head football coach.
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Tigers Top Falcons, 77-62

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West Burlington’s Marvion Jackson (35) takes the ball to the net against New London Tuesday night in West Burlington. New London defeated West Burlington, 77-62.
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New London’s Blaise Porter (21) hits a layup against West Burlington Tuesday night in West Burlington. New London defeated West Burlington, 77-62.
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New London’s Kade Benjamin (35) bats the ball away from West Burlington’s Cayson Shipp (0) Tuesday night in West Burlington. New London defeated West Burlington, 77-62.

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Falcons Top Tigers, 68-32

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New London’s Ashlyn McSorley (3) and West Burlington’s Annaka Harris (2) fight for control of the ball Tuesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington downed New London, 68-32.
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West Burlington’s Natalie Vandenberg (4) wrestles the ball away from New London’s Marah Hartrick (33) Tuesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington downed New London, 68-32.
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West Burlington’s Kylee Logan (5) goes to the basket against New London Tuesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington downed New London, 68-32.
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2020 West Burlington Varsity Boys Basketball

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Front (l-r): Ty Hill, Cayson Shipp, Ethan Eilers, Marvion Jackson, Colton Sherwood, Kenny Boyd, Darian Johnson. Back: Asst. Coach Mike Radloff, Parker Lau, Jace Figuereo, Kaysean Rice, Austin Applegate, Braden Martin, Hayden Vandenberg, Head Coach Ryan O’Hern.
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2020 West Burlington Varsity Girls Basketball

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Front (l-r): Leah Collier, Annaka Harris, Natalie Vandenberg, Elizabeth Grobstich, Sydney Marlow, Abigail Bence. Back: Isabelle Ritter, Stacey Dzawo, Logan Kelley, Kylee Logan, Riley Richards, McKenna Marlow.
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2020 West Burlington – Notre Dame Varsity Bowling

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Front (l-r): Jack Spencer, Lucas Lieb, Sariah Garrison, Aurora Jones, Kody Allen, Ryne Rogers. Back: Spencer Krantz, Zachary Hite, Nicholas Snyder, Micah Mixer, Miya Barngrover, Coach Lauri Allen. Not pictured: Miranda Rutter, Kaleb Allen, Dalton Hammond, Owen Steinhoff, Hayden Vandenberg.