Author: Kara Huntinghouse

Waterloo man donates hundreds of pumpkins to every student and teacher at school

KWWL originally reported a story of an eastern Iowa dad went above and beyond for Halloween. He decided to donate a pumpkin to every student and teacher at Lincoln Elementary in Waterloo. That’s over 670 pumpkins in total. He bought and donated 650 little pumpkins to the students and 20 larger pumpkins that were donated to the teachers at the school. According to the report: “He says he decided to do this because Halloween is his favorite holiday, and he loves seeing the smiles on the kids faces when they get their free pumpkins.” He understands that school can...

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Review of “Saving Shadow” by Laura Beers

Summary: “Born with a perfect memory, Lady Elizabeth Beckett has become one of the world’s most notorious spies, despite being the daughter of a duke. She is shielded only by her code name: Shadow. When young ladies of High Society begin disappearing from London, Eliza has no doubt who is orchestrating these crimes; a heinous man she has been investigating for years. Vowing to save them before they are sold to the highest bidder, she must risk everything to stop him. Lord Sinclair was perfectly content being the second son of a marquess, but when his brother is murdered,...

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LDS Mother of 6 Killed By a Drunk Driver on the Way Home From Visiting Twins in the NICU

The Video Story from ABC 7 Below “That’s the irony, right? Is that you have dozens of medical professionals who have spent years training, and they’ve spent months actually working to save two lives that we thought would be lost, and then we have a life we thought we’d have that was lost just because of two bad decisions: one to go out drinking and the other — worse one — to drive afterward, and obviously it breaks my heart and it’s broken six little hearts,” Jacob Evans told ABC 7. Katie Evans, a 37-year-old mother of six and...

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Book Review: The Council of Fifty: What the Records Reveal about Mormon History

If you’re a fan of Mormon history, you’re going to love this book. If you have never heard of the Council of Fifty, they were a confidential group started by Joseph Smith three months before his death that he believed would protect the Latter-day Saints in their political rights and one day serve as the government of the kingdom of God. The minutes of the Nauvoo-era Council of Fifty was put out to the public back on September 26, 2016 as part of the Joseph Smith Papers Project. The problem is that for most members (myself included), the source...

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