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Good Thursday morning to you!

Looking for a job? Or are you hiring people? Either way, take note! One of the regular features of this newsletter is job postings. All help wanted ads that run in CITYVIEW will run in this newsletter as well with a link to the ad and a link to any corresponding website. We recognize that most of you who are hiring people don’t want to wait a month for results from our magazine, so we are offering this service to drive daily response, too. Want to learn more? Shoot me a note, and I will be glad to help you out.

Shane Goodman
President and Publisher
Big Green Umbrella Media
Des Moines Weather
The day will start cloudy with rain and snow. Temps nearly steady in the mid to upper 30s. Will turn to snow this afternoon Overnight, expect snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches with the low around 30 degrees. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph. Be prepared. WINTER STORM WARNING for Friday!
A.M. Headlines

FROM KCCI: Des Moines government buildings boarded up before inauguration

DES MOINES, Iowa — Polk County Supervisor Matt McCoy confirmed Wednesday night with KCCI that judicial buildings and historic courthouses were being boarded up. McCoy said the move comes out of an "abundance of caution." … READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV 13: Des Moines Schools Balancing Grief and Grim Circumstance After 3 Students Die In High Speed Chase

DES MOINES, Iowa — It is a phone call Hoover High School Principal Sherry Poole fears. “It’s a gut punch that your gonna have to deliver that news to people that loved that student like one of their own,” said Poole. A conversation in Poole’s office that sunk the heart of coach Courtney Henderson. “The kid used to get up at five o’clock in the morning to go to the Grubb YMCA to work out. That’s the type of discipline he had,” explained Henderson.  READ MORE FROM WHO-TV 13

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Snow and strong winds return to Iowa

Winds today, tonight and tomorrow will be strong with gusts possibly exceeding 50 mph in western Iowa. Central Iowa will likely see closer to 40-50 mph gusts. Blizzard Warnings, Winter Storm Warnings, and Winter Weather Advisories will be in effect from 6 pm today until 6 pm Friday. … READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

The Best Of 2020

Best of 2021 coming in February!
Nearly 14,000 votes were cast in the 2020 CITYVIEW’s Best Of Des Moines readers’ poll. CITYVIEW readers said the Best Local Chocolate/Candy Stores were:

1. Chocolaterie Stam

2,  Chocolate Storybook

3. Beaverdale Confections

What do you think? See the results in all 250 categories from the original and most relevant readers’ poll in the area.
Watch for the Best Of Des Moines 2021 winners in February’s CITYVIEW!

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Fabiola Schirrmeister

Fabiola Shirrmeister is a Sonoran-born-and-raised media producer/host who came to Des Moines six years ago after working for Spanish language media mega nova Telemundo in Puerto Rico and for Azteca America in Tucson. After working for Latino Iowa radio, she is embarking on a new career self-producing video content for her own streaming media. I asked her to lunch recently, and she suggested El Fogon, a Mexican café on Eighth Street in West Des Moines.


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Things To Do

Thursday, Jan. 14, 8 p.m.
Open Mic
At: Teehee's Comedy Club, Des Moines
Info: Sign-up starts at 7 p.m. every Thursday.

Jim Peters took this photo on Aug. 27 from his kitchen looking onto the deck where he and his wife, Pam, have a hummingbird feeder.
Would you like to see your photo in The Daily Umbrella? Email it to tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com and maybe it will be chosen!
Digital Editions

Iowa Living magazines are published each month and mailed to every household in the communities of Johnston, Urbandale, Grimes, Dallas Center, Norwalk, Adel, De Soto, Minburn, Waukee, Winterset, Indianola, Altoona, Bondurant, Ankeny, Polk City, Sheldahl, Elkhart and Alleman, as well as the Jordan Creek neighborhood of West Des Moines. Each edition, as well as the archives, may be viewed at www.iowalivingmagazines.com. View a sample digital edition from this week here.

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Poll of the Week

What SHOULD the speed limit be on U.S. interstates?
55 mph
65 mph
75 mph
85 mph
No speed limit

Results of last week's poll: If you had to move, which one of these bordering states would be your LAST choice?

Illinois 35%
Nebraska 25%
South Dakota 20%
Missouri 16%
Minnesota 4%

Morning Chuckle
What did the judge shout when a skunk entered the courtroom?

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