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Posted November 03, 2021in Collections & Hobbies

Running out of room at the inn?

Merrilyn Mohan’s 150-plus nativity sets come in many shapes and sizes. If it’s mid-November, then it’s time for Merrilyn Mohan to pack away the large teddy bear collection in her [...]

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Posted October 06, 2021in Collections & Hobbies

Giant pumpkins

Two local gourd growers plan to smash the world record. Jaws dropped at this year’s Iowa State Fair when Don Young and his son- in-law, Tommy Rhodes, arrived at the [...]

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Posted January 06, 2021in Collections & Hobbies

The thrill of the hunt

“I buy and sell comics and have a pretty large collection,” says Jeremy Downs. The 34-year-old Des Moines-area resident might be understating reality a bit. “I’d have to get back [...]

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Posted December 02, 2020in Collections & Hobbies

Concert keepsakes

Blood spit straight out of the mouth of KISS’ Gene Simmons is on display at the south-side home of Franco Tangari. The same goes for an eye-popping array of ticket [...]

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Posted July 03, 2019in Collections & Hobbies

Canadian flick

After learning a new axe-throwing technique, Manny Kohl has morphed into a world-class axe thrower. While in the construction business as a journeyman window glazer, Manny Kohl was used to [...]

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