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Good Monday morning to you!

Who will be the next host of “Jeopardy”? It’s anyone’s guess, at this point. For now, you can get your trivia fix from our CITYVIEW website, where we post 10 new trivia questions each month with a common theme. The idea is to create an event where those with the top scores for the year would be invited to a contest where we would crown an overall CITYVIEW Trivia Champion. More details on that to come. In the meantime, you can test your knowledge and see how you score. This month’s questions deal with Labor Day, an appropriate theme for today. A few of the questions and multiple choice options are below. For the complete quiz and answers, visit www.cityviewtrivia.com/labor-day-trivia.

1.  When is Labor Day celebrated in America?

a. The fourth Monday of August

b. The first Monday of September 

c. The second Monday of September

d. The third Monday of September

2. Who is widely believed to be Father of Labor Day in America?

a. Peter McGuire

b. Al Gore

c. Jimmy Hoffa

d. Anthony Scotto

3.  The bill that made Labor Day a national holiday was signed by which U.S. president?

a. Grover Cleveland  

b. Abraham Lincoln

c. Richard Nixon

d. Millard Filmore

4.  Who was assassinated while in Memphis to support a strike of garbage workers?

a. Robert Kennedy

b. James Garfield

c. William McKinley

d. Martin Luther  King, Jr. 

5. In terms of members,  what is the largest Labor Union in the United States?

a. Education Association of the United States

b. Service Employees International Union   

c. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

d. Teamsters

Have a magnificent Monday, and thanks for reading.

Shane Goodman
President and Publisher
Big Green Umbrella Media
515-953-4822, ext. 305


Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

Summer isn't over yet. While temperatures drop some early in the week, they increase back to the 90s by Sunday. Enjoy some sunny, dry days this week.

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Things To Do

Monday, Sept. 6
At: Adventureland in Altoona
Info: The first ever POOLOOZA, a 21-plus party in Adventure Bay. Drinks, pools, slides, and a special concert by SHAGGY.
Shaggy is a reggae artist that was popular from the mid-90s to early 2000s. He's best known for his songs "It Wasn't Me," "Angel," and "Boombastic." He might be the perfect choice for a summer pool party. www.adventurelandresort.com

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Drive safely on this Labor Day holiday! 

Officers from many police departments,  in collaboration with the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau, will be conducting a special traffic safety operation with increase in officer presence and enforcement.

A.M. Headlines

FROM KCCI: DMPD: Man charged after shooting 14-year-old brother in head with stolen gun

DES MOINES, Iowa — A 19-year-old Des Moines man has been charged with felony child neglect and theft after shooting his 14-year-old brother in the face Saturday at a home on the city's south side, according to court documents. In a criminal complaint filed Sunday, Des Moines police Det. Brad Youngblut wrote that that Titan Chaney, 19, shot his 14-year-old brother while handling one of two semiautomatic handguns he recently stole from an acquaintance.  ...READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV 13: Overnight shooting is among recent problems at Des Moines bar, police say

DES MOINES, Iowa — An investigation continues on Des Moines’ south side after two men suffered multiple gunshot wounds overnight. Police were called to the High Dive Bar at 508 Indianola Road around midnight Sunday when shots were fired into a heavily crowded area. Two men were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: No sufficient data available to back up Iowa governor's claim that masks are harmful to children

DES MOINES, Iowa — After saying there is evidence to prove wearing face masks can be harmful to children, Gov. Kim Reynolds' office was unable to share scientific studies to support the claim Thursday. After multiple requests, her staff did send Local 5 links to opinion pieces published that do support the claim. They also sent links to studies that conclude that masks' effectiveness is "inconclusive" but no studies showing they cause harm...... READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

The Score
Iowa Cubs:The Iowa Cubs (45-63) got two great starts, but split the doubleheader against the Indianapolis Indians (51-56), Sunday at Victory Field. Iowa lost game one 4-3 and took the second game by a final score of 9-0 to earn the series split and take the season series over Indy.  ...READ MORE
MLB: Twins 6 Rays 5, Royals 6 White Sox 0, Brewers 6 Cardinals 5, Cubs 11 Pirates 8 ...READ MORE
CITYVIEW's Best Of Des Moines 2021

Nearly 14,000 votes were cast in the 2021 CITYVIEW Best Of Des Moines readers' poll.

Best Local School District
1. Waukee Community School District
2. Des Moines Public Schools
3. West Des Moines Community Schools


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It’s about the quality: Morris keeps his dad’s business sign in his Grimes garage.

By Darren Tromblay

Mark Morris’ Grimes garage is about as neat as a garage can get. It’s tidy, well-kept and nondescript.

It’s no surprise, then, that one of the “decorations” on his wall is a simple black-and-white, rectangular sign that reads “Morris Construction.”

But there’s more to the sign than meets the eye. At least to Mark. When he looks at it, he sees his dad, Marvin, a building contractor in Newton for 30 years before retiring.


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It's September, which means apple harvest isn't far away.  Photo by Celeste Tilton (Thanks for the apple butter!)
Share your favorite snapshots! Email to tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com to be included in an upcoming Daily Umbrella!
Digital Editions
Winterset Living magazine is published each month and mailed to every household in the community. The September issue cover story, "Home Run," is about home improvement projects that "hit the ball out of the park." Also included are other features, informational articles and local photos. Each edition, as well as the archives, may be viewed at www.iowalivingmagazines.com. Read the July issue here.
Featured Events
Birthdays and Notables!

Happy Birthday to these celebrities: Idris Elba, Braun Strowman, Lauren Lapkus, Naomie Harris, Rosie Perez, John Wall, Macy Gray, Foxy Brown, Jane Curtin, Jeff Foxworthy, Swoosie Kurtz, Elizabeth Vargas, Jane Addams, Webbie

SUBMIT: Send your birthday greetings and congratulatory notes to:tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com

Poll of the Week

If you could see one of these comedians perform today, which one would you pick?

George Carlin
Richard Pryor
Robin Williams
Redd Foxx
Joan Rivers


Results of last week's poll:

Would you wear a seat belt in your vehicle if the law didn’t require it?

Yes - 85%
No - 15%

Morning Chuckle
How do you move a piece of furniture at the weather station?
What do you eat when you’re stuck in cold weather and angry about it?

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com 


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