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Posted February 28, 2018in Just Released

Playhouse’s 100th Season Unveiled

The Des Moines Community Playhouse has the most celebrating, eye-popping, song-singing, 100-year loving, big-doings season ever. The theatre’s 100th season includes six musicals, plus drama, comedy, and family shows. Playhouse [...]

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Posted February 28, 2018in Just Released

Bank Iowa scholarship for DSM area high schoolers

West Des Moines, Iowa (February 28, 2018) — Bank Iowa says its scholarship committee is accepting applications for the bank’s annual Spirit of Chandy Scholarship Program now through March 5, [...]

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Posted February 28, 2018in Just Released

Local Art Studio Hosts Fundraiser to Benefit The Animal Rescue League of Iowa

WHAT: Bottle & Bottega in Des Moines is bringing together local pet-loving residents and community members for an imaginative “Paint Your Pet” event…a gathering to paint, toast, sip and celebrate [...]

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Posted February 28, 2018in Just Released

In Joint Filing, More than 50 Mail Industry Leaders Urge Regulators to Reconsider Dramatic Postal Rate Increases

WASHINGTON — Today, an unprecedented coalition of more than 50 leading associations, companies, nonprofits, magazines, newspapers and other stakeholders joined forces as the American Mail Alliance to advocate for a common [...]

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Posted February 28, 2018in Stray Thoughts

A better way to show our appreciation

Mr. President, may I have a few minutes of your time? I would like to suggest an alternative to the big Veterans Day parade in Washington, D.C., that you asked [...]

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Posted February 28, 2018in Feature 1

Modeling in Des Moines

The who, what, where and how with Des Moines fashion show producer Camille Renee Des Moines is a well-dressed metro, according to Camille Renee. The 26-year-old model has returned home, and she likes what [...]

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Posted February 28, 2018in Feature 2

Bucs, Bucs, Bucs!

The past, present and future of Des Moines’ favorite amateur hockey team SOLD. Last fall the United States Hockey League announced the sale of the Des Moines Buccaneers hockey team to Orchard View [...]

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Posted February 28, 2018in Feature 3

The Good, The Bad and The Irish

What’s corned beef got to do with it? St. Patrick’s Day is one of America’s great celebrations of ethnic pride and alcohol consumption. To most people here, it has much to do with shamrocks, [...]

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Posted February 28, 2018in Civic Skinny

Small papers hit hard by new Hy-Vee ad strategy. A weaving Maserati. Sex with a stranger, sort of.

Hy-Vee’s decision to quit putting weekly advertising inserts into newspapers is another blow to Iowa’s newspapers — and it’s a particular hit at the 75 or so small dailies and [...]

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Posted February 28, 2018in Political Mercury

You are clicking to your enemy

And he doesn’t speak Spanish Never in the annals of human history has a gay man so brilliantly wooed a straight woman. Apple CEO Tim Cook and other forces at [...]

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