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Posted June 01, 2022in Feature 2

‘Death Moans’ no more: Food and civic esteem in Des Moines

Webster defines pride as “a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or [...]

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Posted May 04, 2022in Feature 2

Different, but the same — The evolution of the Iowa Cubs continues

Iowa Cubs President and General Manager Sam Bernabe does not, and never will, fear change. For the past 39 years in his role at the managerial helm of Des Moines’ [...]

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Posted April 06, 2022in Feature 2

Iowa Phoenix showcases women’s football

Soon after moving to central Iowa a few years ago, Jennifer Trevillian and best friend Shannon Christensen decided to do something they’d never done before: attend a hockey game. In [...]

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Posted March 02, 2022in Feature 2

The pipes are calling you

A close friend of mine lived directly behind his elementary school. On St. Patrick’s Day in his fifth-grade year, he went to school without wearing any green. Shamed by classmates [...]

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Posted February 02, 2022in Feature 2

The proud carnivore

A relative recently told me that her daughter returned home from college for Christmas break and announced she was a vegan. She demanded to take meals by herself because she [...]

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Posted January 05, 2022in Feature 2

Psychic Guidance

Goddess Keyes, aka Yvette Keyes, pauses, looking hard at the cards.  I feel a tingly whisper of warning on the back of my neck. Will she see that my wife [...]

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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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