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Friday, Sept. 9, 2022
Good Friday Morning to You!

Welcome to the Friday mailbag, where you will find some of the comments, questions and ideas sent recently by subscribers of this newsletter. They are edited for space and clarity.

“I was a football player at Algona High School in the early 1970s (Scrapbook journalism, Aug. 22, 2022). Mary Hannover had given me a scrapbook after my senior season. I kept this for the past 45 years. In addition to the amazing amount of work that she put in to making the binder, what was most cool to me was that she included articles from the opposing teams' newspapers, some from towns 90 miles away. While I probably didn't appreciate it as much as I should have at the time, I have periodically thought about the wonderful effort that she put in; a woman who didn't even know me gave me such a wonderful remembrance.” - Mick

The memories of Mary Hannover will live on long past her years on this earth. Thank you for the note, Mick. - Shane

“If you disagree with someone, walk a mile in their shoes (I’ve been in your shoes, Aug. 29, 2022). If that doesn’t help, at least you’re a mile away from them and you have their shoes.” – Lori

I understand just what you’re going through. Maybe. OK, probably not. – Shane

You forgot “ ‘After The Rain’ by Nelson (Rain songs, Aug. 30, 2022). Who can forget the Nelson twins? Everyone, that’s who. Their blonde matching manes were a sight to behold, but the music …. eh ….. what was the topic here again?” – Darwin

The topic was matching manes. You win, Darwin. - Shane

“You gotta include The Cascades and ‘Rhythm Of The Falling Rain’ (Rain songs, Aug. 30, 2022). – Kirk

I can’t believe I missed that one. Tell me just what a fool I've been. - Shane

“You forgot my favorite song about rain. ‘No Rain’ by Blind Melon (Rain songs, Aug. 30, 2022). The 1990s are my favorite musical era. Not for everybody, but give it a listen. The video is a part of pop culture. – Kelly

I prefer Blind Melon Chitlin, but that’s just me. - Shane

“How about Willie Nelson’s ‘Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain,’ Waylon Jennings’ ‘Rainy Day Woman,’ Eric Clapton’s ‘Let it Rain’ (Rain songs, Aug. 30, 2022)?” - Erwin

Two out of three ain’t bad. – Shane

You never mentioned ‘Rainy Days and Mondays’ by the Carpenters (Rain songs, Aug. 30, 2022). When I began reading your article, that was the first song I thought of.” – Diane

Sorry, that song always gets me down. – Shane

Have a fantastic Friday, and thanks for reading.

Shane Goodman
President and Publisher
Big Green Umbrella Media


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Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

Hotter temperatures stick with us today. Rain chances and cooler temperatures will move in Saturday afternoon and will stay with us through Sunday.

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Good people are doing good things every day in your community. They truly are people who are making a difference, and we will recognize 22 business leaders in Des Moines and the surrounding area for their efforts and accomplishments in an upcoming issue of CITYVIEW’s Business Journal.

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FROM KCCI: Enemy territory: How this Hawkeye family grew up in Ames

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa senior Joe Evans grew up a diehard Hawkeye fan. His father, Spence, played for Iowa in 1989. One small detail: The family lived in Ames, where Spence served as high school principal. ...READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: Mixed results: Iowa college enrollment numbers released

AMES, Iowa — Enrollment figures for Iowa’s public universities were released for the fall of 2022. It was mixed results, with one school’s enrollment up slightly and two others down a little. Enrollment at the University of Iowa sits a 30,015, up from 29,909 in 2021. Iowa State posted 29,969, down from 30,078 in 2021. ...READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Des Moines Police Department investigating 2 Wednesday night shootings

Des Moines police said Thursday it had made no arrests in a shooting just south of Good Park near 17th and Day St. ...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 Bicycle Shop
1. Bike World
2. Kyle’s Bikes
3. Ichi Bike



Meet Megan Weaver

Mentor suggested Bondurant-Farrar Schools.

By T.K. West

Originally from Urbandale, Megan Weaver earned her teaching degree from the University of Iowa before earning a master’s degree from Viterbo University. She began teaching with the Bondurant-Farrar Community School District as a resource teacher before transitioning to fifth grade where she continues to teach today. Now, starting this upcoming school year, Weaver will transition her classroom from Anderson Elementary School to the Intermediate School.

“I am also looking forward to getting to see my former fifth graders in the hallways next year. This is something I have not had in previous years as they moved on from Anderson Elementary to the former Middle School,” Weaver says.

... Read More In the August issue of Bondurant Living.

Birthdays and Notables!

Happy Birthday Joy Davis!

Happy Birthday to these celebrities:Adam Sandler, Hugh Grant, Michael Bublé, Michelle Williams, Kelsey Asbille, Eric Stonestreet, Zoe Kazan, Constance Marie, Haley Reinhart, Hunter Hayes, Joe Theismann, Bob Stoops

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

Morning Chuckle
The answer to yesterday's riddle:
What kind of construction work are dogs good at?
ROOFING, WOOFING! Judy Anderson, Rich Hoidahl, Kristopher L. Laurson, Lori Bluml, Gail Tomlinson
Today's Riddle

Why did the nosey roofer do such a bad job?

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com 

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