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Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Good Tuesday Morning to You!

How much do you know about Iowa? These questions are part of our July trivia contest that we will post at www.dmcityview.com on July 1. See how you do. Even if you are not from Iowa, give it a shot and test your knowledge of the Hawkeye State.

1. What city in Iowa is close to a meteor crater from 74 million years ago?
a. Marshalltown
b. Manning
c. Maquoketa
d. Manson

2. In what Iowa town is the Hobo Museum located?
a. Burt
b. Britt
c. Bancroft
d. Belmond

3. Which of these major Ohio cities is NOT a city in Iowa?

a. Toledo
b. Cleveland
c. Dayton
d. Akron 

4. Which TV personality was NOT born in Iowa?
a. Star Jones
b. Harry Reasoner
c. Kate Mulgrew
d. Johnny Carson

5. How many states border Iowa?
a. 3
b. 4
c. 5
d. 6

6. Which of these Scandinavian countries is also an Iowa city?
a. Sweden
b. Norway
c. Iceland
d. Finland 

7. Which entertainer's birthplace is NOT in Iowa?
a. Jane Russell
b. John Wayne
c. Andy Williams
d. Donna Reed

8. Which Iowa county is the largest in area? 

a. Polk County
b. Kossuth County
c. Johnson County
d. Muscatine County 

9. True or false? Iowa is the only U.S. state with east and west borders completely formed by rivers. 
a. True
b. False

10. How many counties does Iowa have?
a. 66
b. 77
c. 88
d. 99

Curious how you scored? Well, you will have to wait for a few days. Then enter your answers at www.dmcityview.com after July 1 and see.

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

The heat starts to build a bit today and really kicks in Wednesday and Thursday, when we’ll top out in the low 90s. Thursday brings slight rain chances, too, as does Friday. The weekend looks mostly dry at this point.

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

The Food Dude

The Food Dude shares the social media food uproar of the week. Costco has discontinued its loaded pizza that sold for $2 a slice and seemed like a just reward for spending an hour and $500 in the warehouse. Plain cheese pizza slices are still sold at same price.

Featured Home For Sale
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FROM KCCI: Iowa man sentenced for killing Iowa state trooper Sgt. Jim Smith

DES MOINES, Iowa — A man who shot and killed an Iowa State trooper has been sentenced to life in prison. Michael Lang asked for a new trial in the case. That request was denied Monday. ...READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: Bulldog rescued from sinkhole in northern Iowa

ESTHERVILLE, Iowa (KCAU) — A northern Iowa community came together to rescue a dog early Monday morning. The Estherville Police Department said in a release that officers were called to a residence in the Orchard Lane neighborhood around 3:10 a.m. regarding a missing elderly bulldog named Tupelo. ...READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Nearly 4 years after historic 2018 flood, Beaverdale storm drain improvements enter final phase

After plans began way back in 2002, the project along Franklin Avenue in Des Moines is expected to be finished by fall 2023..… READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

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 Steakhouse
1. 801 Chophouse
2. Texas Roadhouse
3. Iowa Beef Steakhouse


This is how you move the flag person to a new location in Illinois. Photo by J. Frank

Email your photos to tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com.


Meet Megan Hafer

By Darren Tromblay

Megan Hafer is an instructional coach at Woodland Hills Elementary School.

Who is your favorite historical figure and why?
“Princess Diana. She was an amazing philanthropist and refused to be subdued by societal standards. I admire her grit and courage.”

What’s one thing that will always be funny to you?
“The humor of young children. They are so often uninhibited and unafraid to be silly. I relish the opportunity to get to soak up the joy that surrounds them whenever I have the opportunity to interact with them.”


From the June issue of Waukee  Living magazine.

MLB, June 27: Twins 11 Guardians 1, St. Louis 9 Miami 0, Texas 10  Kansas City 4 ... READ MORE
Iowa Cubs: Tonight, Iowa Cubs v. Columbus
Birthdays and Notables!

Happy Birthday to these celebrities: Elon Musk. John Cusack, Mel Brooks, Kathy Bates, Tichina Arnold, Felicia Day, John Albert Elway Jr.

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

Morning Chuckle
The answer to yesterday's riddle:
Q: What makes music on your head?
A HEAD BAND! Gail Tomlinson
OR Your dad drumming info into your brain for forgetting chores: Rex Post
OR ear drum: Lori Bluml
Getting the riddle from Friday were Lori Bluml, Russ Cerniglia, Gail Tomlinson, Gail Pecht, Rich Hoidahl


There is a clothing store in Des Moines. The owner has devised his own method of pricing items. A vest costs $20, socks cost $25, a tie costs $15 and a blouse costs $30. Using the method, how much would a pair of underwear cost?

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com 


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