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Good Monday morning to you!
 

Here is a little something for you to think about on Flag Day.

When I was an elementary school child, Sister Joy taught our music class to sing many patriotic songs. “America The Beautiful.” “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.” “The Star Spangled Banner.” The list goes on. We not only learned the words, but we were taught the meanings. Most importantly, we were taught to respect those meanings, those words and the American flag.

Admittedly, that was a different time. It was 1976, and most every American was celebrating our country’s bi-centennial by paying tribute to the historical events that led up to the creation of the United States of America. Even so, what we learned about our nation — and the need to respect it — stuck with me.

As an athlete, I continued to show that respect to the flag and to our fallen soldiers. Our national anthem would play at every wrestling meet, and I would get goosebumps each time I heard “our flag was still there.” I don’t know why. I just did… and I still do.

Our country is not perfect. Our ancestors made mistakes. We will, too. But there is nowhere else I would rather live.

Today, I fly the American flag in front of my home. Not because I belong to a certain political party (I don’t) or served in the military (I didn’t) or want to push a personal agenda (I won’t). It is because I am thankful for my rights.

I appreciate that I have freedom of speech, and freedom of the press, and the right to peaceably assemble, and to be able to petition our government. I cherish that I can openly practice my religion, and that others can, too. I value that I have the right to keep and bear arms, even though I choose not to. I revere the right to be secure against unreasonable searches and seizures.

I hope that I don’t ever have to justify these rights or the many others I am afforded as a United States citizen, but I rest peacefully knowing that I can.

As a continual reminder of these rights, and many others, I will continue to fly the stars and stripes, and I look forward to my next round of goosebumps.

Have a magnificent Monday, and thanks for reading.

Shane Goodman
President and Publisher
Big Green Umbrella Media
shane@dmcityview.com
515-953-4822, ext. 305

 

Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

More heat and more dry conditions. Our next rain chance will come on Thursday (the graphic doesn’t display it as it looks slight at this point). Another, better chance comes Sunday into Monday.

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

 
Things To Do
 
Monday, June 14
⇛June 14-15: Summerfest
At: Downtown Bondurant
Info: June 14-15: www.bondumensclub.org
Read about the celebration in the latest issue of Bondurant Living magazine!
 
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IOWA 28/U.S. 6/MERLE HAY ROAD IN DES MOINES RESCHEDULED FOR CLOSURE ON FRIDAY NIGHT, JUNE 18

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A.M. Headlines

FROM KCCI: After Saturday crashes, motorcyclists urging drivers to look out for them

POLK COUNTY, Iowa — After two serious motorcycle crashes in Central Iowa Saturday, enthusiasts are asking drivers to look out for them while out on the roads. A day after a Marion County crash claimed the lives of two riders and a Des Moines crash left another in serious condition, KCCI spoke to a number of riders at the 15th annual "Angels for Sam" benefit ride Sunday, headquartered outside the Norwood Bar & Grill in the Norwoodville area of Polk County. The nonprofit helps out area families needing a hand. ... READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV 13: 2 men injured in overnight shooting outside Court Avenue entertainment zone

DES MOINES, Iowa — Two bystanders were shot when a person opened fire outside the Court Avenue entertainment zone overnight. The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of 3rd Street, according to Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek. Police officers in the area heard gunfire and found two men suffering from minor gunshot wounds. Parizek said both men were treated at a local hospital and released, and neither were the intended target of the shooting.   READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Hoping for a cure, sisters battling Huntington's Disease see family bond grow stronger

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Jensen sisters have lost numerous family members to Huntington's Disease, a rare genetic disease that causes progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It is explained as a mixture of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. “We have lost numerous aunts and uncles. Our father passed away of it when he was in his 50s. Our sister lost her battle when she was 26," said Holly and Cheyenne Jensen. ... READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

 
The Score
 
NBA Playoffs, yesterday's games: Phoenix Suns 125 Denver Nuggets 118 (Phoenix wins series 4-0); Bucks 107 Nets 96 (Series tied 2-2);
 
Iowa Cubs: The Iowa Cubs (11-23) dropped a close game to the Columbus Clippers (15-20) in the series finale on Sunday at Principal Park.  READ MORE ...
 
MLB: White Sox 4 Tigers 1, Athletics 6 Royals 3, Astros 14 Twins 3, Cubs 2 Cardinals 0 READ MORE...
 
 
 
CITYVIEW's Best Of Des Moines 2021
 

Nearly 14,000 votes were cast in the 2021 CITYVIEW Best Of Des Moines readers' poll.

Best Local Place to Have a Kid’s Birthday Party
1. Sky Zone Trampoline Park
2. Blank Park Zoo
3. Great Escape - Pleasant Hill

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Personalities
 

Kauffmans find home in the ‘middle ground’

By Rachel Harrington

Lindsey Kauffman and her husband, Gabe, met “in the middle” — as far as a house is concerned — in July 2019. Both grew up in Des Moines and attended Lincoln High School.

“Gabe has always wanted to live in the country, even though I don’t prefer it,” remarks Lindsey. “We went camping a few times. I didn’t love it. So, I compromised and said I was ready to move to the country as long as I don’t have to camp. Now that I’m here, I don’t think I could ever go back.”

The couple bought a home built in 2007. The previous owners began a few renovations, but didn’t finish them. Last year, they had water damage from one of their bathrooms, so they took the opportunity to go ahead and renovate their home while they fixed the water damage.

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Snapshots

It's that time of year when community festivals are in full swing and the carnival is making its rounds. These folks enjoy the slide at Governors Days in Grimes Thursday. — Photo by Shane Goodman

Want to see your photo included in the Daily Umbrella? Send your Snapshots to tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com, and maybe it will be chosen!

 
 
Digital Editions
 
Waukee Living weekly newsletters are published each week in print and online. Printed versions can be found at dozens of community locations, and the digital edition can be subscribed to via email. Learn more at www.iowalivingweekly.com. View a sample digital edition from this week here.
 
 
Birthdays and Notables!
 

Happy Birthday today to Nathan Deutmeyer.  And belated birthday to Sherry Dickelman, who celebrated  June 13!

Happy Birthday to these celebrities: Donald Trump, Lucy Hale, Boy George, Steffi Graf, Sammy Watkins, Harriet Beecher Stowe.

SUBMIT: Want to wish someone a Happy Birthday or a Congratulations on their big day? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com

 
 
Poll of the Week

How do you like your coffee?
Black
With milk
With cream
With sugar
All of the above
None of the above

 

How many different vehicles have you owned in your life?

None
1-5 - 17%
6-10 - 43%
11-15 - 20%
16 or more - 20%

 
Morning Chuckle
 
YESTERDAY'S RIDDLE
What's the opposite of irony?
WRINKLY! You got it Shane Goodman, Judy Anderson, Denise McCauley
 
TODAY'S RIDDLE:
What happened when the man got ketchup in his eyes?
 
Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com Answer in the next Daily Umbrella.
 

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