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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 19, 2015in Community Featured, Email blast, Winterset

Meet Angie Olson

Beginning this fall, Angie Olson will be starting her 20th year as a Winterset school district teacher. She received her elementary education degree with endorsements in math and reading from Simpson College. She completed her student teaching in Norwalk and was offered her first position here in Winterset teaching fifth

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Posted August 19, 2015in Community Featured, Email blast, Grimes

No gravel roads

When Dana Duckett decides to take his ‘baby’ 1970 Chevelle convertible for a spin, he first drives it out if its garage and into a trailer. Why? Because he lives on a gravel road and any car collector knows how much havoc gravel roads can cause to a prime paint

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Posted August 19, 2015in Community Featured, Email blast, Downtown

Enjoying the Scenic Route

I am continually amazed at the quality of food offerings that Downtown Des Moines offers. My most recent ‘moment of amazement’ was at the Scenic Route Bakery; equal parts bakery, coffee shop and café. In nine months’ time, the Scenic Route Bakery has done what many restaurants take years to

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Posted August 19, 2015in Ankeny, Featured Story, Email blast

Lisa Spencer goes for gold

Special Olympics Iowa bowler Lisa Spencer, 32, from Ankeny was named to Special Olympics Team USA. She joined fellow bowler Patrick Gulbranson from Stuart to compete and represent the United States at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, Calif., July 25-Aug. 2. Spencer earned a gold

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Posted August 19, 2015in Community Cover Story, Email blast, Windsor Heights

Trash to treasure

Windsor Heights resident Mary Lou Killebrew was curb picking when curb picking wasn’t cool. Her DIY journey began more than 30 years ago when she was a young mom and loved to decorate. She didn’t have a lot of money, but what she lacked in funds she made up for

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Posted August 12, 2015in Community Featured, Email blast, West Des Moines

Bring your appetite

On a busy weekday night my husband and I were excited to try out the new Draught House 50 that took the place of Bang Bang in West Des Moines. We had seen the transformation of the building from the street but hadn’t had a chance to stop in yet.

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Posted August 12, 2015in Community Cover Story, Email blast, Des Moines West

Ingersoll Live

This year’s Ingersoll Live event will serve as the kick-off to a new public art program that features installations along the busy commercial corridor as two pieces will be unveiled during the annual festivities. “We’re really concentrated on arts and culture,” says Emily Toribio, event planner for Ingersoll Live. “There

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Posted August 12, 2015in Community Featured, Email blast, Norwalk

Reading is super

It’s been a super summer at your Norwalk Easter Public Library. Superheroes and everyday heroes came to visit. We honored heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for their nation in war.   We entertained some brave kids who tickled a snake and laughed with a ventriloquist. A record 1,481 children and

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Posted August 12, 2015in Community Featured, Email blast, Greene County

Muscle madness

The gold 1969 Coronet is a testament to the decade in which it was built. A tape player still plays an array of eight-track tapes staked in the back seat. An armrest between the bucket seats folds up to create a “buddy” seat. The gas pedal is in the shape

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