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Our Town Dyersville Preview
By Travis Bockenstedt, Our Town Producer
Join KCRG-TV9's Ashley Hinson as she explores Our Town Dyersville.
Find out how much work goes into keeping the Field of Dreams alive. Plus, we will explore Nu-World Amaranth. Larry Walters started the business out of his basement and now it's become a leader in health foods. Then it's off to Becker Lane Organic Farms. Owner Jude Becker started feeding his pigs acorns, now Chefs across the nation are putting in orders for his specialty pork.
Our Town Dyersville is a community strong in faith. You can find only one of 52 basilicas in the nation located right here in Our Town Dyersville. We will learn about the church's strong history and why it was named a basilica.
If you're still craving Dyersville history come with us as we explore the Dyers-Botsford Museum. The Museum was actually home to the founder of Dyersville, James Dyer. Inside you'll find local artifacts and a collection of over 1,000 dolls.
Hundreds of homes are build each year in Our Town Dyersville but they don't stay in town. Our Town takes you inside All American Homes, one of the largest system home builders in the Midwest. What started as a simple project to paint an American flag has become a visual reminder of those who served our country. Our Town uncovers the story behind these larger than life paintings that have become a local war memorial.
Ending our visit to Our Town Dyersville, how one family has extended their love for dance and gymnastics to hundreds of local students. Tune in to the KCRG-TV9 news at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and travel with us as we explore the communities of Dyersville, Amana, Mount Vernon-Lisbon and North Liberty this July.