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Monday, March 14, 2022
Good Monday Morning to You!

Did you “spring forward” yesterday? Or have you been an hour late for everything today? For your sake, and for those around you, I hope for the prior.

Yes, Sunday marked another Daylight Saving Time, when most of us move our clocks forward an hour and attempt to adjust our circadian rhythms to deal with this insanity.

If you took part in CITYVIEW’s trivia contest this month, you likely know some of the answers (or at least the questions) that I share this morning that deal with our apparent need to move the big hand on the clock.

You may wonder when this madness began in the United States, and why. Daylight Saving Time was first implemented in the United States in 1918 as part of an effort to conserve energy. Yes, we were even trying to conserve energy then. But the U.S. was not the first country to officially adopt a system of Daylight Saving Time. That, in fact, was Germany.

In my second paragraph, I stated that “most of us move our clocks forward an hour.” Residents of Hawaii and Arizona do not. Rumor has it the citizens of those states sleep much better. Interestingly, prior to 2006, Indiana allowed each of its counties to determine whether to observe Daylight Saving Time. How would that go over in Iowa today?

During the early 1960s, the transportation industry found the lack of consistent time standards confusing and pushed for federal regulation. Their wish was granted in 1966, when the Uniform Time Act was passed and standardized when clocks would be advanced one hour in the spring. George W. Bush signed the act that extended Daylight Saving Time during his presidency. So blame it on Bush.

Who first envisioned this crazy idea? Well, although Al Gore may want to be known for conceiving the idea of Daylight Saving Time, Benjamin Franklin is the person who deserves the credit. Yes, somewhere between inventing bifocal eyeglasses, the lightning rod and the urinary catheter, good old Ben found time to mess with time.

Well, there you go. I gave you a head start on this month’s trivia. Give it a whirl and see how you do, or simply share these “little known facts” in your next Cliff Clavin moment.

Have a marvelous 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

Milder weather continues today with a high near 56 expected. Tuesday will be a similar day. Expect a breezy and warmer Wednesday before slight rain chances Thursday and Friday.

For help with preapprovals or refinancing, get in touch with Jason at parkin.mortgage

Things To Do
Monday, March 14, 6 p.m.
Monday Night Live at xBk,
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The Score: Iowa defeats Purdue to win Big Ten Tournament title ...READ MORE FROM KCCI


FROM KCCI: Ankeny woman charged in death at Bondurant assisted living facility

BONDURANT, Iowa —An Ankeny woman has been charged in the January death of 77-year-old Lynne Harriet Stewart. A 30-year-old employee of Courtyard Estates was charged in the case. Catherine Forkpa is charged with dependent adult abuse and intentional reckless abuse.  ...READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: Two people hospitalized after shooting in Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa — A shooting on a residential street in north Des Moines Sunday night ended with two people in the hospital, according to authorities. The shooting happened on 11th Place between Madison Avenue and Seneca Avenue just before 10 p.m. Sunday.  READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Leaked DNC plan to take away Iowa's caucus status scrapped, but changes still possible

The only Iowan on the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee told Local 5 a draft rule change proposal will not move forward, but Iowa's status could still be in jeopardy. … READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

CITYVIEW's Best Of Des Moines 2022

CITYVIEW announced its 2022 Best Of Des Moines readers' choices Feb.1. You can find all the results from the poll in the February issue of CITYVIEW magazine!

Best Local Music Store
1. Rieman Music
2. Zzz Records
3. Uptempo Music


Meet Deb and Kevin VanderLinden:
Enjoy having family on same schedule and bouncing ideas off each other.

By TK West

Deb and Kevin VanderLinden say there are many reasons why they enjoy working together in the Bondurant-Farrar Community School District.

Kevin started his career as a teacher and coach working with students in seventh through 12th grade. After 10 years in the classroom, he transitioned into administration as an assistant middle school principal. Today, he serves as an associate principal at Anderson Elementary School. He says he truly enjoys working with children and helping them grow and learn to make good choices.

“It is a bigger struggle for some than for others, but I love being able to see all of their successes over the course of time. I also appreciate working with our staff and families. I have worked in several school districts during my career, and Bondurant-Farrar stands out as one of the best in regards to people who truly care about students and about the community,” Kevin says.


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Poll of the Week
Will you continue to wear a mask in public?
Not sure

Do you like when restaurants play music?

Yes- 28%
No - 19%
Depends on the type of music - 53%

Morning Chuckle
What’s the difference between a cat and a comma?
ONE HAS CLAWS AT THE END OF ITS PAUSE AND THE OTHER HAS A PAUSE AT THE END OF A CLAUSE! Good job Aaron Burns, Gail Tomlinson, John Zeitler, Lu Anne Gafford, William Snyder, John O.


What's the difference between a bankrupt person and a cook in a convent?

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