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Posted September 29, 2021in Civic Skinny

McCoy asks to join Nahas suit against other supervisors.

In passing, he says Hilton Hotel will lose $8 million this year. In case there was any doubt, Polk County Supervisor Matt McCoy proved this week that the board is [...]

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Posted September 28, 2021in The Culture Buzz

Greetings, Cultural Catalysts:

The pandemic persists. Be safe. Be considerate. Be compassionate. Continue to be creative. Find ways to safely celebrate your thankfulness with family, friends and others. – John Busbee for The Culture [...]

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Posted September 27, 2021in Stray Thoughts

Neither party is immune from ineptitude

Do the folks in politics think we are asleep? Do they really believe no one is paying attention to what politicians are up to?It’s not surprising if you have acid [...]

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Posted September 23, 2021in Just Released

Ankeny Art Center Proudly Presents: Melynda Van Zee and Brooke Szweda

Beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 5, the Ankeny Art Center will be featuring the works of Melynda Van Zee and Brooke Szweda. Join in and help celebrate these local talents at [...]

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Posted September 21, 2021in The Culture Buzz

Greetings, Cultural Catalysts:

The pandemic persists. Be safe. Be considerate. Be compassionate. Continue to be creative. Find ways to safely celebrate your thankfulness with family, friends and others. – John Busbee for The Culture [...]

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Posted September 14, 2021in The Culture Buzz

Greetings, Cultural Catalysts:

The pandemic persists. Be safe. Be considerate. Be compassionate. Continue to be creative. Find ways to safely celebrate your thankfulness with family, friends and others. – John Busbee for The Culture [...]

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Posted September 14, 2021in Remembrances

John Ruan (1943 – 2021)

John Ruan III was raised by a feisty, tough, bare-knuckle man who started with a dump truck in Beacon, Iowa, and ended up with an empire that stretched across the [...]

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Posted September 13, 2021in Stray Thoughts

American spirit is not what it once was

When the anniversary of some tragedy rolls around, we are reminded of what was lost in those events. We reflect on the lives that were taken and the upheaval those [...]

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Posted September 07, 2021in The Culture Buzz

Greetings, Cultural Catalysts:

The pandemic persists. Be safe. Be considerate. Be compassionate. Continue to be creative. Find ways to safely celebrate your thankfulness with family, friends and others. – John Busbee for The Culture [...]

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Posted September 07, 2021in Stray Thoughts

Vigilante justice isn’t the American way

Let’s set aside our views on abortion. Instead, let’s consider one aspect of the new Texas abortion law that took effect last week. All of us should be able to [...]

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