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Posted September 02, 2015in Adel, Cover Story, Community Cover Story

Going gluten free

Toni Sumpter thought the anemia and fatigue she felt was a result of perimenopause, so she went to a nurse practitioner to see about hormone replacement therapy. The tests showed a surprising result: Sumpter was sensitive to gluten, a protein composite that is found in wheat and some grains. Gluten

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Posted September 02, 2015in Cover Story, Community Cover Story, Johnston

Preparing for college

The decision to go to college and what college to attend are the first major adult decisions many young people will make. The choices are really endless — with so many options from community colleges and trade schools to traditional four-year programs, both big and small, near and far, public

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Posted September 02, 2015in Cover Story, Community Cover Story, Email blast, Urbandale

Preparing for college

Gabi Wilson, 21, of Urbandale, is preparing one last time for college. She is busy getting ready to hit the road this fall for her senior year at Central College in Pella. She is spending precious time with her family while she still can before leaving for school. “In my

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Posted August 26, 2015in Cover Story, Community Cover Story, Waukee

Home away from Home

For some, there’s just nothing better than setting out in search of adventure in the great outdoors. That’s why approximately 8.9 million households in the U.S. have some sort of recreational vehicle, a vehicle that combines transportation and temporary living quarters for travel, recreation and camping. Some of those vehicles

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Posted August 26, 2015in Cover Story, Community Cover Story, Boone

A big one

Hmmm…. Wonder what they would have put in there? It was the summer of1965. Kids were playing with hula-hoops and new-fangled “Super Balls.” Teen-agers were listening to the Beatles on vinyl. Less than two years since the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the nation was still mourning a president taken

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Posted August 26, 2015in Cover Story, Community Cover Story, Beaverdale

Fall Festival

The addition of a car cruise, street games and horse rides, plus the ribbon cutting to celebrate the end of the years’ long Beaverdale Streetscape project await residents at this year’s Beaverdale Fall Festival. This year’s fall festival is Sept. 18 and 19 and takes place in the heart of

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Posted August 26, 2015in Cover Story, Community Cover Story, Email blast, Pleasant Hill

Huzzah!

There are certain events that tend to capture the imagination. So much so, that just about every community of any size will have its own iteration. Summer fairs. Amusement parks. Renaissance fairs. For the past 10 years, Sleepy Hollow Sports Park has played host to the Des Moines Renaissance Festival,

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Posted August 26, 2015in Cover Story, Community Cover Story, Bondurant

Pets and the family

Where can you turn for companionship, joy and unconditional love? According to four Bondurant animal lovers, all you need is a pet. There’s little doubt that the bond between people and pets is mutually beneficial, and there’s little doubt that the following interviewees count their pets as family members. Meaningful

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Posted August 26, 2015in Altoona, Cover Story, Community Cover Story

Altoona Palooza

Altoona Palooza is adding some terms to festival-goers’ vocabulary of fun this year. One is human foosball. Another is Palooza Pong. Curious to see what these games are all about? Check them out, along with other new additions and familiar favorites, at the annual celebration on Aug. 29. It takes

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