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Posted September 02, 2015in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Beaverdale, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Community Featured, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, North Polk, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Spicy Lemon Chicken Soup

Have you found yourself gazing into the ‘fridge helplessly wondering what to fix for dinner? I was in that spot a few days ago. It was a few more days until my next planned “provisioning” trip. I really didn’t want to make a stop at the store. Inside my refrigerator

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Posted August 31, 2015in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Beaverdale, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Community Blogs, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, North Polk, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

THANKS!!!! – National Courtesy Month

The concept of courtesy and respect for others is never more important. With the changes that are occurring in our nation, being considerate of others is an attribute that we need to be reminded of. Courtesy seems to be disappearing in our society.   Having or showing a behavior that

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Posted August 28, 2015in Bondurant, Community Blogs

Library Musings – Teens in the Library!

The teen years are ones that I and most others wouldn’t want to live through again. Remember the angst, drama, general “squirreliness”, cliques, and the never ending homework? No thank you! I have a soft spot for this age group and lots of empathy for their growing pains. It’s not

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Posted August 26, 2015in Bondurant, Community Featured, Email blast

No newbie

No “newbie” when it comes to collecting antique cars. Don Newby, 82, of Bondurant considers himself a semi-retired farmer, and a full-time, antique car buff. Newby currently owns three vintage vehicles: a 19641/2 Mustang convertible, a 1949 Mercury, four-door, and a 1968 Cadillac. He says that all of the vehicles

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Posted August 26, 2015in Bondurant, Community Featured

Serving Jesus Christ

In addition to KNOWING the Lord Jesus Christ, SERVING HIM is life’s greatest privilege! EVERY DAY when we awake, each of us has a decision to make: “Will I serve myself or the Lord God Almighty who made me?” When the sun arises, do I think to myself: “What do

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Posted August 26, 2015in Bondurant, Community Featured

The house on the corner

One of the most recognizable houses in Bondurant sits along Grant Street. You’ve driven past it, sat in front of it during the Summerfest parade or maybe turned its’ corner on the way to school. Lucille Vance has called this recognizable Bondurant landmark ‘home’ for the past 45 years. When

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Posted August 26, 2015in Bondurant, Community Featured

Meet Sarah Tisdale

Education is in second grade teacher Sarah Tisdale’s blood. “I can’t deny it.” Daughter of a principal and a teacher, she tried to pursue accounting in college. She took a variety of classes at Central College in Pella, and fell in love with teaching. “I love seeing the light bulb

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Posted August 26, 2015in Bondurant, Community Featured

Saying goodbye to summer

Where has the summer gone?! As kids lament and parents celebrate the coming of the school year, the Iowa State Fair ushers in a final chapter to another fantastic Iowa summer. At the Bondurant Chamber of Commerce we hosted our final event of the summer with the PetockaThon games earlier

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

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 Bondurant, Community Featured

Iowa’s e-library

Big surprises come in small packages. Bridges, Iowa’s E-Library, is the new eBook and audiobook buying consortium for many Iowa public libraries, and it officially launched July 15. Bridges is the result of the merging of Wilbor and Neibors, Iowa’s eBook and audiobook consortium through Iowa Library Services. This service

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