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Posted June 01, 2022in Your Neighbors

Media icon is also community hero

In 1999, a dog named Louie was severely hacked by a machete. How did radio host Lou Sipolt respond? He locked himself in a casket, entombed for three days. “We [...]

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Posted May 04, 2022in Your Neighbors

Educator champions accessible science

Sarah Borzo’s life trajectory changed because of one impactful teacher. Growing up, Borzo loved being around children. Until the age of 22, she hoped to have her own elementary school [...]

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Posted April 06, 2022in Your Neighbors

One-man show

For nearly 50 years, Tom Milligan has immersed himself in the theater industry in and around the Des Moines area. His roles have included actor, director, scene designer, producer and [...]

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Posted March 02, 2022in Your Neighbors

A passion for turning pages

“I’ve always liked reading,” says Hunter Gillum, which is an obvious understatement. Almost every room in his house has books in it. Some of those rooms have multiple shelves of [...]

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Posted February 02, 2022in Your Neighbors

Perched atop ‘Piety Hill’

Once upon a time, toward the beginning of Des Moines’ timeline and very near what is now the city’s heart, a cluster of churches once stood around the space still [...]

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Posted January 05, 2022in Your Neighbors

Living the American Dream while uneasy about a nightmare in Afghanistan

From a rural village to Kabul to Johnston Once upon a time and a half a world away, there was a little boy in rural Afghanistan named Nabi Mohammadi. It [...]

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Posted December 01, 2021in Your Neighbors

It’s the holiday season!

Mary Jo Ragaller, 85, sifts through the seasonal donations at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store. Deep within a forest of fake Douglas fir Christmas trees, and somewhere within the [...]

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Posted November 03, 2021in Your Neighbors

Meet the Des Moines Women’s Novice Hockey League

Mondays the women take the ice at Urbandale’s Metro Ice Sports Facility. Des Moines Women’s Novice Hockey Club is a group of “amazing women” who want to learn more about [...]

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Posted October 06, 2021in Your Neighbors


“Warning! Zombie parking only. Violators will be eaten.”  Some kind of crazy crime scene grabs the attention of the October passersby in front of the brick home in Beaverdale. Hacked-off [...]

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Posted September 01, 2021in Your Neighbors

Top of the world

What goes up must come… to Iowa?   Big mountain adventures while helicopter skiing Alaska? If you find yourself asking what that is, just keep reading.  Mike Thompson knows a [...]

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