Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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October 15, 2014 by Lindsey in GoodNightIowa

Some Iowa men recently saved the life of a 10-point buck after they found it trapped in a sinkhole on their farm… After the deer recovers from the scary incident, the lifesaving farmers said they’ll be anxious to sneak up on the deer and kill it. Political activist and real

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October 15, 2014 by Lindsey in Belly Up

A new way to eat brunch at Americana

Nothing says “I’ve got my life together” quite like going out for brunch on the weekend. First, brunch-goers have managed to get out of bed and ready for the day by mid-morning. This may not seem like any great feat, but for young adults adjusting from college life, it’s starkly

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October 15, 2014 by Lindsey in The Sound

The little folksinger

“I do enough of these interviews that they’re never really a big deal,” I said to the folksinger on the other end of my phone last week. “But I’m really trying my best to keep my shit together right now.” Ani DiFranco, speaking from her home in New Orleans, laughed

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October 15, 2014 by Lindsey in Art Pimp

Same subject, different points of view

A pair of current shows demonstrates similar subjects from very different points of view. Tom Jackson and Priscilla Steele have both been drawing the human form since the late 1960s. In 2008 they began drawing together in a group setting twice a week. That discipline created an intriguing examination of

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October 15, 2014 by Lindsey in On The Tube

Foo Fighters hit the Sonic Highways, Transporter does TV, and American Dad relocates

“Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways” Friday, Oct. 17 (HBO) Series Debut: You should know that I like my music played and produced by humans — loudly, with electric guitars and minimal artificial sweeteners. In what’s left of the pop mainstream, Foo Fighters are the last band standing that fit that bill,

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October 15, 2014 by Lindsey in Your Money

Paid for by taxpayers in… the Johnston Community School District

Amount: $2,877.86 To: Capital Sanitary Supply For: Repair and maintenance supplies Amount: $1,559.35 To: Seminole Retail Energy Service For: Natural gas Amount: $10,048.50 To: Childserve For: Medical professional Amount: $2,569.14 To: Competitive Edge Athletics For: Instructional supplies Amount: $6,726 To: Christenson Mowing Service For: Lawn care Amount: $2,233.70 To: Houghton

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October 08, 2014 by Lindsey in Sound Notes

This year’s Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 19. Hosted by the Community Jazz Center (CJC), this year’s ceremony will take place at the Adventureland Inn in Altoona, and inductees will be guitarist Jay Alcorn, composer Gabriel Espinosa and bassist Steve Charlson. In addition, the

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October 08, 2014 by Lindsey in The Sound

Never looking back

Nathan Hunt believes in the bigger picture. The Shaman’s Harvest frontman doesn’t buy into the “one single at a time” ethos of modern music releases and feels his stories should be told in chapters, not vignettes. “I obsess over arrangement,” he admitted in a phone interview. “It’s really, really important

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October 08, 2014 by Lindsey in Political Mercury

Ernst and Braley: bread bags and badly injured dad

A 16-year-old Buena Vista County farm kid died last week in a farming accident. The story led the Sept. 24 issue of The Storm Lake Times. The young man perished near Truesdale when he lost his footing trying to clear a piece of machinery that had been plugged while harvesting

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October 08, 2014 by Lindsey in Your Money

Paid for by taxpayers in… in the West Des Moines Community School District

Amount: $28,528 To: Becker Fine Stringed For: Instruments Amount: $3,212 To: Chow’s Gymnastics Institute For: Admission Amount: $24,793 To: Secoa Theatre Equipment For: Equipment Amount: $594 To: Century Link For: Services Amount: $50 To: Iowa High School Speech Association For: Membership Amount: $22,123.05 To: West Des Moines Water Works For:

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