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Posted December 01, 2021in Feature 1

’Twas the night before…

Our Christmas classic for the holidays Publisher’s note: Forty-four years ago, when Michael Gartner was editor of The Des Moines Register, he walked over to the desk of writer Bob [...]

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Posted November 03, 2021in Feature 1

Veterans helping veterans

Those who served our country continue to serve each other and those around them.  When wounded soldiers and sick U.S. military veterans returned home from both the Spanish-American War (1898) [...]

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Posted October 06, 2021in Feature 1

Time to get Wild!

Iowa Wild set to drop the puck on a new — and hopefully full — American Hockey League season. There was absolutely nothing that could have prepared Iowa Wild Coach [...]

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Posted September 01, 2021in Feature 1

BUYERS BEWARE!

Purchasing tickets from scalpers or resellers? Read this first. Is it even a concert, game, event, etc. if you don’t encounter at least one scalper trying to offload tickets at [...]

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Posted August 04, 2021in Feature 1

Wingin’ It!

Our annual Ultimate Food Challenge returns with a quest for central Iowa’s chicken wing champ. No other edible food has undergone as drastic a change of fortune in the last [...]

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Posted June 30, 2021in Feature 1

Blood, sweat & 26.2

What pushes marathon runners and other endurance athletes past the finish line? The first “marathon,’’ according to ancient Greek legend, was run circa 490 BC. A Greek courier named Pheidippides [...]

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Posted June 02, 2021in Feature 1

Summer Arts + Entertainment

Here comes the fun, again… Central Iowa’s summer agenda offers loads of live music, on-stage action, art, film, outdoor endeavors and events. Ready? Set. Seize the sunshine!  Good mornin’… sunshine! [...]

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Posted May 05, 2021in Feature 1

Central Iowa Summer Sports Preview

I-Cubs, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Menace. We can’t wait!  Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Báez top the list of current Chicago Cubs superstars who have honed their craft at Principal [...]

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Posted March 31, 2021in Feature 1

Opening in May: The nation’s biggest skatepark

The biggest skatepark in the nation? In Des Moines? Yes. Roughly 15 years in the making, the Lauridsen Skatepark is set to open at the end of May in the [...]

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Posted March 03, 2021in Feature 1

Oops!

On Sept. 29, 1905, F. D. Harriman, an attorney from Hampton, lost control of his vehicle, hit a bridge and crashed into a ditch. Tragically, Harriman died as a result, [...]

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