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Posted April 16, 2014in Boone, Obituaries

Peggy McGinn

January 31, 1949 – April 14, 2014 Peggy McGinn, age 65, of Boone, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014, at the Eastern Star Masonic Home. Following her wishes, she has been cremated. A Memorial Service will be Friday, April 18, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at the Schroeder Memorial Chapel

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Posted April 16, 2014in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Beaverdale, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Community Blogs, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Comic Books and Thoroughbreds, Inspired by Wine

Outside the Bay Area, few wine enthusiasts realize that California’s wine scene is incredibly welcoming. This is understandable; we see our favorite winemakers on the covers of magazines and struggle to contain our excitement when new wines hit the market. So expecting to meet any big name in the flesh

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Posted April 10, 2014in Boone, Obituaries

“Larry” Lawrence Arne Sogard

December 20, 1925 – April 7, 2014 Lawrence “Larry” Arne Sogard, 88, of Roland died April 7, 2014 at Bethany Manor in Story City. Memorial services will be Wednesday, April 30th, 11 a.m. at St. Petri Lutheran Church in Story City. Inurnment will be after the service at 3 p.m.

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Posted April 10, 2014in Boone, Obituaries

Joshua James Myers

January 25, 1983 – April 8, 2014 Joshua Myers, age 31, of 1105 Third Street, died at his home on April 8, 2014. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Tim Walker officiating.  Place of interment will be

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Posted April 10, 2014in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Beaverdale, Boone, Clear Lake, Community Blogs, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Citizens Take the Lead

“That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.” –Thomas Jefferson There was a time in our history when citizens saw a problem, figured out a solution and resolved the problem either individually or by joining with their neighbors.  They didn’t turn to or depend on

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Posted April 09, 2014in Boone, Obituaries

John Richard Myers

December 23, 1940 – April 5, 2014 John Richard Myers, 73, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at Woodward United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 9. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8

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Posted April 02, 2014in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Beaverdale, Boone, Clear Lake, Community Blogs, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Johnston, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Trading a Desk Job for One in the Vineyards

Finding Shane Finley was easy. Via email, we planned to meet for lunch at Bourbon Steak in Washington, D.C., a restaurant that’s housed at the Four Seasons. While the steakhouse is known for having one of the best wine lists in the city, it’s typically filled with tee-totaling lobbyists and

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Posted April 02, 2014in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Beaverdale, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Community Featured, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Chocolate mint brownies

Surely, two of the most satisfying experiences in life must be those of being a grandchild or a grandparent”. I recently ran across this quote by Donald Norberg and, in my case, found it ever so true. When I look back on my childhood, to me it seemed perfect. In

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Posted March 28, 2014in Boone, Obituaries

John “Jack” F. Geneser

October 13, 1926 – March 27, 2014 John “Jack” Francis Geneser, 87, a resident of Eastern Star Masonic Home in Boone, formerly of Woodward, passed from this life on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Masonic Home. In agreement with his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A funeral liturgy

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Posted March 27, 2014in Boone, Obituaries

Eileen Miller

March 25, 1926 – March 25, 2014 Eileen Miller, 88, was born in Des Moines on March 25, 1926, and passed away on March 25, 2014. She was the daughter of Elmer and Sarah Ward and had 9 siblings. She married her teenage sweetheart, Stanley Miller, and they were married

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