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Do you love the ’90s?

Look inside to learn about the Iowa State Fair concerts including Vanilla Ice, Salt-N-Pepa, Color Me Badd and Tone Loc. Plus Kid Rock, John Mellencamp, Little Big Town, Alabama and more music than you can shake a corn dog at! The Iowa State Fair isn’t just a place to eat fried food and giggle about [...]

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Featured Story
The Solheim Cup

This monumental international event is coming to West Des Moines The largest event in women’s golf is set to come to West Des Moines this month. From Aug. 14-20, Des Moines Golf and Country Club (DMGCC) will host the 15th Solheim Cup. The event is expected to draw approximately 30,000 attendees on match days and [...]

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Featured Story
2017 Ultimate Chicken Challenge

Which local restaurant will be named king of the oldest, most revered and complicated food in world history? Each year CITYVIEW opens a contest to let our readers select the ultimate local version of a popular food. Sandwich lovers picked B&B Grocery Meat & Deli’s pork tenderloin as the ultimate sandwich in 2010. Then steakhouse [...]

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Civic Skinny
The curious cases of Mr. Doe and the former Mr. Doe. Property-tax suits filed. County salaries. Godfrey case.

One-hundred and nine of the 1,121 employees of Polk County will make more than $100,000 in the fiscal year that started July 1, up from 102 employees in the year just ended. Once again, the highest-paid employee will be Gregory Schmunck, the county medical examiner, who will earn $250,767. Next in line is Mark Wandro, [...]

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Political Mercury
The Democrats’ great rural Iowa hope?

Can John Norris cut into Republican heavy countryside in governor’s race? The winding Montgomery County roads from Red Oak to the Norris family farm served as something of a time machine July 10, with both forward and reverse levers available to a politician many Democrats believe can resurrect the party’s fortunes in rural Iowa. The [...]

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Film Review
Never surrender

“Dunkirk” is a minimalist masterpiece from director Christopher Nolan We enter the town of Dunkirk with a group of five young men who appear to be looking for any rations or materials of value left within the city. Pamphlets fall from the sky and inform those Allied forces still in the area that they’ve been [...]

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Food Dude
Conversion succeeds the wrecking ball

Old Thresher’s Reunion is the most nostalgic recurring Iowa event. Held each year in Mount Pleasant on Labor Day weekend, it attracts a large number of former Iowans who moved their bones out of state but never got Iowa out of their bones. Old timers reminisce with the miracles of their rural youth, the machines [...]

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Your Neighbors
The more things change…

Dad’s Old Fashioned Lemonade has served its secret recipe to thirsty fairgoers since 1948. Sometimes life gives you lemons. It was 1948, and an unknown gentleman needed to leave town. He didn’t say why, and he didn’t say where he was going, but he needed to get to wherever he was going and fast. But [...]

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Joe's Neighborhood
The ‘small potatoes’ game

If you’re feeling a little down because of what is occurring in the world, wondering what is going to happen to health insurance, taxes and world peace, you should play the “small potatoes” game. It is fun-packed, travel-friendly, and can be played by the entire family. You’ve never played before? Ah, let me get you [...]

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Center Stage
Cloris Awards recognize metro’s best

Community awards unite, celebrate region’s theater Unfurl the red carpets. Let the spotlights blaze. The 2017 Greater Des Moines Cloris Leachman Excellence in Theater Awards will be presented in the grandeur of Hoyt Sherman Place at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27. The third annual Cloris Awards recognize the best in locally produced theater. “We’re [...]

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