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Posted December 01, 2021in Feature 2

2021 Des Moines’ Most Likeable People

Join us in giving two dozen thumbs ups for two dozen likeable people. More than a half-million people call central Iowa home, and since our state is known for being [...]

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Posted November 03, 2021in Feature 2

Beyond the tall corn

With Iowa no longer the beef capital, what are our state’s special foods? My aunt and her family visited Iowa from Oregon in the late 1950s. They wanted to eat [...]

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Posted October 06, 2021in Feature 2

Fleet and Cap — a baseball parable

A nearly obsessive interest in the intermingled legacies of Marshalltown native Cap Anson and Ohio native Fleetwood Walker. The 19th century realized the highwater mark for the grand theory of [...]

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Posted September 01, 2021in Feature 2

What’s in your garage?

Unique finds — and stories — abound. From pristine to cobweb-laden, from tidy to cluttered, from showroom to workshop, area garages run the gamut. But one thing they often have [...]

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Posted August 04, 2021in Feature 2

IOWA STATE FAIR CONCERT PREVIEW

Lineup is loaded with world-class live music The Iowa State Fair offers funnel cakes, butter cows, real cows, carnies, and 1-million-plus people who are watching people who are watching animals [...]

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Posted June 30, 2021in Feature 2

2021 Choice Awards: CITYVIEW’s Hall of Iowa Culinary Excellence

This year’s class reinvigorates venerability. All these people and institutions are long overdue for honoring. The idea for the CHOICE awards originated seven years ago and was inspired by Japan’s [...]

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Posted March 31, 2021in Feature 2

Won’t you be my neighbor?

A map of Des Moines outlines the 52 official neighborhood associations chartered by the city. These groups of hard-working volunteers aim at bettering the spaces surrounding their family, friends and [...]

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Posted March 03, 2021in Feature 2

Do farm subsidies work?

Since 1995, the top 1 percent of American farm subsidy recipients have received 26 percent of subsidy payments, and the top 10 percent have been handed 78 percent of the [...]

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Posted January 06, 2021in Feature 2

The seating divide

For three consecutive years in the 1970s, four German friends synchronized their vacations to tour America. They would fly into New York City, rent a car and drive to Las [...]

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Posted December 02, 2020in Feature 2

Fresh Ice!

The building that is now known as Buccaneer Arena opened 60 years ago. Back then, the Des Moines Buccaneers didn’t exist. Instead, the venue housed minor league professional franchises, but [...]

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