Posted March 25, 2015in Bondurant, Community Featured

Elegance and style

Elegance and style are two words that come to mind when you see the set of wheels Brian Wadsworth, 89, of Bondurant is driving…still, driving, yes indeed. On any given day of the week, Mr. Wadsworth, and his wife Elaine, 90, can be seen tooling around the streets of Bondurant

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Posted March 25, 2015in Boone, Community Featured

The open road

What is it about U.S. Military veterans and motorcycles that so often goes together? Perhaps it’s easy to figure out. For the men and women who have sacrificed some of their own freedom, there’s nothing like the freedom of the open road to put a smile on their face as

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Posted March 25, 2015in Beaverdale, Community Featured

Kicking up dirt

While the greater Des Moines area continues to flourish with new hot spots and places to go and see there is still the dreaded Iowa winter that impedes our outdoor activities. However, when the going gets tough, the tough get fatties. “I actually got this one not too long ago

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Posted March 25, 2015in Community Featured, Pleasant Hill

Multiple drivers

Biding their time waiting for grilled hot dogs on a lovely, warm, and sunny sunday afternoon, three eager Pleasant Hill little girls bust out of the house, hitting the pavement running…and driving. The warmer weather means that it is time for the Dodge girls to get their toys out of

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Posted March 25, 2015in Altoona, Community Featured, Email blast

Start your engines

Racing has become a way of life for the Wauters family of Altoona, and by boogity, it is time to start those engines… Don Wauters, 56, of Altoona, is a die-hard race fan, and even more so, a feverish competitor. Wauters started getting into the racing scene full throttle when

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Posted March 25, 2015in Community Featured, Waukee

A special set of wheels

Ian Blackard, 13, was diagnosed at just two months old with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) – a genetic disorder that causes non-malignant tumors to form in many different organs, primarily in the brain, eyes, heart, kidney, skin and lungs. The aspects of TSC that most strongly impact quality of life

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Posted March 18, 2015in Community Featured, Winterset

1920 Buick Roadster

David Koehler has enjoyed a lifetime of working with cars and car parts. In 1953, when Koehler, was in junior high, his dad purchased a 1920 Buick Roadster. He bought the car from a single, hired man who had always kept it in a shed and only drove it in

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Posted March 18, 2015in Community Featured, Windsor Heights

Best of both worlds

Ask anyone who’s lived in Iowa for a while, and they’ll tell you just how beautiful the fall season is here. The temperature is crisp but still warm enough for short sleeves, the sun shines bright and the leaves crunch under foot. It’s hard to stay inside. But when football

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Posted March 18, 2015in Community Featured, Grimes

Are we there yet?

Karen Fieg’s 2001 Chevy Impala has just logged 255,000 miles and she is going for 300,000. Fieg purchased her 2001 Impala in 2004, and it had 60,000 miles on It at that time. When she replaced the transmission at 200,000 miles, and got a 100,000 mile warranty, “I promised myself

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Posted March 18, 2015in Ankeny, Community Featured, Email blast

What’s Old is New Again

DeeDee Olson’s garage isn’t your average run-of-the-mill type garage. Nope – it boasts vintage hutches, dressers, armoires, side tables, lamps, picture frames and other miscellaneous home décor pieces. Her specialty – taking tired, forgotten furniture and turning each piece into a fresh, timeless treasure. Some items find a new home

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