July 4th http://tspr.org en America: A Work in Progress http://tspr.org/post/america-work-progress <p>When the statue of Frederick Douglass was unveiled in the U.S. Capitol on June 19, Vice President Joe Biden quipped that Douglass was “one of my favorite Republicans.” Wed, 03 Jul 2013 16:18:25 +0000 Bill Knight 36677 at http://tspr.org America: A Work in Progress Kiddie Parade Turns 100 http://tspr.org/post/kiddie-parade-turns-100 <p>A Fort Madison tradition marked a significant milestone this year.</p><p>The Charlie Korschgen 4<sup>th</sup> of July Kiddie Parade got its start in 1913.</p><p>Andy Andrews was Grand Marshall for the 100<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of the event.</p><p>He has been involved in the organization of the Kiddie Parade for more than 50 years.</p><p>Andrews says it got its start when Korschgen decided to teach the neighborhood kids about patriotism and July 4.&nbsp; He says the first parade had just 14 kids.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 05:19:56 +0000 Jason Parrott 17791 at http://tspr.org Kiddie Parade Turns 100 Carthage is Planning a Big Birthday Bash http://tspr.org/post/carthage-planning-big-birthday-bash <p>Carthage will celebrate its 175th birthday in conjunction with the annual Fourth of July celebration. The celebration will last the entire week.<br /><br />Community Development Director Bob Livingston said the community has enthusiastically embraced the celebration. Dozens of volunteer committees are shaping the event. The committees are looking to the past to find a symbol for the celebration.<br /> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 17:19:07 +0000 James Lenz 12335 at http://tspr.org Carthage is Planning a Big Birthday Bash