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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 October 06, 2021in Feature 3

Fall Arts & Entertainment Guide

Central Iowa’s blueprint to fun diversions, interesting distractions and enjoyable recreation Cooler weather has settled into central Iowa. The sun might be setting a little sooner, but don’t you dare [...]

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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 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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