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Posted June 02, 2021in Your Neighbors

Grateful after 144 days in the hospital with covid-19

Lack of oxygen impels Ankeny man into the CCU for 40 days and sparks several brushes with death.  Mark it down. It’s official. Paul Carpenter, 51, is a “post-COVID” patient. [...]

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Posted May 05, 2021in Your Neighbors

Tina Powell has two houseboats

Why does Tina Powell own two houseboats?  This is a reasonable question, according to Powell, who readily admits that possessing a pair of floating homes wasn’t the original idea. Instead, [...]

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Posted March 31, 2021in Your Neighbors

Meet Dana Lain

Aquarium supervisor at Blank Park Zoo helps to combat Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease. “Big Momma” was a 330-year-old underwater giant coral mound. It thrived for centuries near Fort Lauderdale, [...]

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Posted March 03, 2021in Your Neighbors

Don’t look back

“I’m a dedicated and fun-loving mom,” beams Jennifer Glissman, 32. But then she pauses and steadies herself as her smile fades. Life hasn’t always allowed her to like who she [...]

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Posted February 03, 2021in Your Neighbors

Meet: Miss Iowa

“There was an old lady who swallowed a fly….” How did Emily Tinsman get to be singing these lyrics while kicking off a summer reading series for kids? The same [...]

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Posted January 06, 2021in Your Neighbors

All hands on deck!

Brett Hopper joined the Navy for two simple reasons: “to serve his country and see the world.” Originally from Altoona, the 2016 graduate of Southeast Polk High School went on [...]

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Posted December 02, 2020in Your Neighbors

The Duncan house

No one named Duncan has lived there in nearly three decades, but neighbors still refer to Jenifer Owenson’s 83-year-old Waterbury abode as “The Duncan House.” The home was built by [...]

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Posted November 04, 2020in Your Neighbors

2 poems by 2 local poets win 2 awards

Shelly Reed Thieman penned her first poetry verses for a fifth-grade Haiku contest. She won. The self-described “young and snappy grandmother of three girls” recently won another poetry competition. This [...]

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Posted September 02, 2020in Your Neighbors

That girl is on fire!

If you’re in northwest Des Moines and somewhere near Beaverdale or Drake University, and if you happen to see a flaming hula hoop spinning around a performer who is being [...]

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Posted August 05, 2020in Your Neighbors

SCAD sisters

As she pulled and pushed and worked the lawnmower through the rougher-than-usual grass, Johanna Hayes felt her chest tighten and her heart race. She should have been hot, but instead [...]

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