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Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Good Tuesday Morning to You!

Whatever happened to the Sunday drive? Do you remember those days? Packing up the family for a leisurely spin around town on a Sunday afternoon?

My three siblings and I are all four years apart, so it was rare when we did something together, especially in a car. My Sunday drives were usually just my dad and me, and it often involved ice cream. We would drive around in his Oldsmobile with a couple of vanilla cones, and he would point out what’s new and what’s old and what life was like in his youth. I enjoyed that time with my dad, until my teenage years when doing anything with your parents was no longer cool.

I tried to implement the Sunday drive with my wife and kids, but to no avail — not even with ice cream. The only exception was driving to look at Christmas lights with a round of hot chocolate for everyone.

So what changed?

Well, the cost of gasoline in decades prior was miniscule compared to today. Driving around was cheap entertainment then.

Like many people during the time, my parents and grandparents didn’t drive very often. As such, getting in the car and going for the Sunday drive was a treat rather than the tedious taxi-cab service so many parents feel like they are providing today.

We also seem to be in a big hurry now, rushing from one event or activity to another. That wasn’t the case just a few decades ago. The pace was much slower on the weekends, even peaceful. Going 5 mph less than the speed limit now often prompts honking horns, dirty looks and offensive sign language.

A few years ago, I heard a pastor address his thoughts on why fewer people are attending church services today. The primary factor, in his opinion, was that youth sports activities are scheduled on Sundays. He may be right. Scheduling anything on Sundays — other than going to church, having your cousins over for dinner, and watching “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” on TV — was considered taboo in years past. Sunday was a time to be spent with faith and family, and that was it.

So with all this in mind, I challenge you to take a page out of the past and venture out on a peaceful Sunday drive. And don’t forget the ice cream.

Have a terrific Tuesday, 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

It’ll be slightly cooler than yesterday, but we still have a nice March Tuesday ahead. Wednesday will be breezy and warm, with a high near 68 expected. Expect mostly cloudy skies Thursday and Friday, with highs in the 50s that will linger into Saturday. Sunday looks warmer!

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

The Food Dude

From Jim Duncan

• Monday is both National Potato Chips Day and National Reuben Day.
• Wednesday is National Artichoke Hearts Day.
• Friday is National Oatmeal Cookie Day and National Sloppy Joe Day.

Things To Do
‘Red vs. the Wolf’ on stage
“Red vs. the Wolf” Spring Break Laughternoon performances are live theatre with suggested ages 3 years old to adults offered at Class Act Productions Community Theatre, 201 First Ave. S., Altoona. Now through Saturday, March 19, at 2 p.m. The show typically runs 60 minutes with no intermission. Tickets are available via the CAP Theatre website, captheatre.org, for $6 for youth ages 3-18 (and younger requiring seat) and $10 for adults.
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FROM CITYVIEW: SOUND CIRCUIT: Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Kenny Wayne Shepherd will perform the entirety of his album “Trouble Is…” during his show April 6 at Hoyt Sherman Place. ...READ THIS STORY IN CITYVIEW

FROM KCCI: Johnston schools respond to deaths of 3 siblings in Kansas crash

JOHNSTON, Iowa — The Johnston School District released a statement addressing the death of three siblings in a car crash this weekend. Superintendent Laura Kacer's statement said in part, "This is not a message that is easy to send, nor one to read; however, it's important as members of the school family, we are aware when events occur that will impact our community.” She also writes, "It's moments like these that serve as reminders to never take anyone or anything for granted." ...READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: Davenport police respond to TikTok trend of kids shooting water-based gels at cars

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Over the past weekend, Davenport police officers responded to calls involving kids shooting water-based gel beads at unsuspecting motorists, a Monday release from the Police Department said. This latest TikTok trend is making its way across the country, police said.  READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: 2 people shot with AR-15 after disagreement over shoes; 3 suspects charged with attempted murder, police say

DES MOINES, Iowa — Two Illinois residents were shot with an AR-15 Sunday after coming to a northside home to pick up a pair of shoes, according to the Des Moines Police Department. Police said they initially received a call for gunfire near 11th Place and Madison Avenue. When officers arrived, they found a 31-year-old woman and a 33-year-old man with gunshot wounds. Both remain hospitalized in serious condition as of Monday afternoon. … 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 Gluten-Free Food
1. Fresko Natural Food
2. Louie’s Wine Dive
3. Main Street Cafe and Bakery


Living close to work — real close:
Louschers build a dental clinic and home in one.

By Colson Thayer

Commute? None. Shoveling, snow removal and mowing? A thing of the past. Neighbors? A few nearby office buildings. A front door? Well… not exactly.

Mike and Angi Louscher moved to Waukee three years ago to pursue an opportunity to open a new dental clinic. They sold their practice in Mason City with the intent to open a clinic with their kids. While exploring potential living options in the metro, a unique idea came to mind: living upstairs above the clinic. Then came Lush Family Dental with an upstairs residential apartment for Mike and Angi.

The building sits just west of Grand Prairie Parkway next to a new bike path and pond. The two-tone, two-story building cannot be missed while driving along the main road. 


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The geese have been on the little lake at Rapp Park in southwest Iowa for over a week now drawing lots of people to the park. The geese probably like the location because of the picked fields around the lake, a regular smorgasbord for them. Photo by Diane Ferguson
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Birthdays and Notables!

Happy Birthday to these celebrities:Bret Michaels, Eva Longoria, Jai Courtney, Kellan Lutz, Mike Tomlin, will.i.am, Fabio Lanzoni, Jabari Parker, Mike Love, Tink

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Poll of the Week
Do/Did you wear green on St. Patrick’s Day?

Will you continue to wear a mask in public?
Yes - 37%
No - 55%
Not sure - 8%

Morning Chuckle
What's the difference between a bankrupt person and a cook in a convent? A couple of answers were submitted for this one!
Thanks Dick Haase!
Good job Rex Post. Gail Tomlinson made a valiant effort on this one.


What is the difference between a dressmaker and a farmer?

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com 


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