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Posted August 18, 2015in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Beaverdale, Community Blogs, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Looking For a Wine List Bargain? Go Off the Beaten Path.

One recent Saturday morning, a friend sent me the wine list for Green Zebra, one of Chicago’s top vegetarian restaurants, and asked for my advice. He was dining there that evening with friends who enjoyed wine but weren’t obsessive about it. So he would be tasked with ordering for the

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Posted August 17, 2015in Adel, Des Moines West, Obituaries, Waukee, West Des Moines

David Clyde Reed

David Reed, 87, died Saturday, August 15, 2015, at Spurgeon Manor in Dallas Center. Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, at Iles-Brandt Chapel in Dallas Center where the family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Cremation will follow visitation and private burial of the

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Posted August 17, 2015in Des Moines West, Obituaries, West Des Moines

Margaret “Peggy” Burke

Margaret “Peggy” Burke, the dearest of ladies, passed from her daughter’s loving arms to God’s welcoming arms on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. A memorial mass will be held 11 a.m. Monday, August 17 at All Saints Catholic Church. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial

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Posted August 12, 2015in Des Moines West, Obituaries, West Des Moines

Jack T. Britton

Jack Britton passed away peacefully on August 6 at the age of 79. He was preceded in death by the love of his life of 42 years, Eileen, and infant son, Robert. He was the loving father of Jeff (Becky), Greg (Elizabeth) and David (Lyn); proud grandfather of Robert, Michael,

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Posted August 12, 2015in Des Moines West, Obituaries, West Des Moines

Greta Mae Hayward

Greta Mae Hayward, 75, of Des Moines, passed away August 11, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center. A Funeral Service in celebration of her life will be at 2:00pm Friday, August 14, 2015 at Iles Westover Chapel in Des Moines, with visitation and reception one hour prior to the service. Interment

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Posted August 12, 2015in Des Moines West, Obituaries, West Des Moines

Stephen J. Barnes

Stephen J. Barnes, 66, of Des Moines died Monday, August 10, 2015, at the VA Medical Center in Des Moines after having battled a neuromuscular disease for several years. His family will receive friends at a memorial gathering to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 20 at

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

Where does faith come from?

Some folks who read that question will simply respond, “Who cares? Faith is a private, personal matter that deserves no public attention, since people believe what they want to believe for all kinds of reasons.” To those secularists (if they are still reading) I say this: While there are very

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

Memories

Audrey Gibson has a lot of fond memories of the historic four-square house at 619 40th St. that she’s called home for the past 58 years. There were the early years when she and her husband, Clinton, both Des Moines natives, immediately fell in love with the house as soon

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

Meet Amy Weigmann

Amy Weigmann didn’t hesitate when Des Moines Public Schools asked her to be the principal at Smouse Opportunity School, a pre-K through 5th-grade school for students with special needs, just over a year ago. Weigmann, who has been with DMPS since 1992, had a special place in her heart for

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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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