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Good Monday morning to you!

When was the last time you unfolded the trusty Rand McNally map and used it to determine how to get from Point A to Point B while in your vehicle? I am guessing it has been a while. Most of us now rely on the GPS maps installed on our phones or in our vehicles. They are quicker, easier and we don't have to figure out how to fold them back together.

Meanwhile, aside from driving, maps can still be handy. Like when you are at an event or conference and need something that shows everywhere you need to be. Or when you are shopping in an area with multiple locations and want to plan your route. And especially when you are on a ski slope and need to make sure you don’t end up on a black diamond when you were expecting a green.

Not too many years ago, my friend Greg suggested that we print “one of those spiral-bound book of maps.” In the midst of his 7-minute explanation of what it could be, I finally interrupted him and said, “You mean an atlas?” His response was like one of those Gilda Radner “nevermind” looks.

Meanwhile, Steve Peglow, an incredible local artist we work with, found a niche with his unique form of community and development maps. And I learned firsthand how residents at Lake Panorama appreciate their wall maps to get a better grasp of the local geography.

Just a few years ago, we were contacted by a chamber of commerce to create a printed community shopping map. We published it, and within weeks they were all gone. They wanted more — and quickly. This printed map was so popular that we decided to do some in other areas, too.

Maybe my friend Greg was onto something, or maybe he was just on something. Either way, I am going to hang on to the trusty Rand McNally in my glove box — just in case.

Enjoy mapping out your Monday, and, as always, thanks for reading.

Shane Goodman

President and Publisher
Big Green Umbrella Media
515-953-4822, ext. 305


Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

Decreasing clouds on a breezy Monday. More rain chances and heat ahead this week.

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

To Know

Nearly 90 percent of Iowa experiencing some degree of drought. Nearly 90 percent of Iowa is experiencing some degree of dryness or drought. The most recent U.S. Drought Monitor map shows 32 percent of the state rated as abnormally dry, 47 percent rated as in moderate drought and 10 percent rated as severe drought. READ MORE...

New automated pawn record system paying off for Des Moines Police. Learn how to register stolen goods online. READ MORE...

Things To Do
Monday, June 21
⇛ National/World Go Skateboarding Day
At: Around the globe
Info: Skateboarders celebrate the exhilaration, creativity, and spirit of one of high-flying ariels and other tricks. Go skateboarding at one of the many skate parks around the metro, including the new Lauridsen Skatepark in downtown Des Moines, at the north end of the Principal Riverwalk next to the Des Moines River.
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A portion of 28th Street in WDM to close today
28th Street in West Des Moines from Ashworth Road to the Interstate 235 bridge will be closed so that crews can complete asphalt milling and concrete patching. The road closure is expected to last approximately two to three weeks, weather permitting.

MidAmerican Energy also will be working on a gas main relocation just north of Ashworth during the street closure, so a short section of 28th Street may remain closed until their work is finished.

The recommended detour during construction directs traffic west on Ashworth, north on Valley West Drive and then east on Westown Parkway.

A.M. Headlines

FROM KCCI: Thousands come to Des Moines for Ironman half triathlon

DES MOINES, Iowa — Athletes from all over came to Des Moines on Sunday for the Ironman 70.3. The race was slightly delayed, but that didn't stop everyone involved from giving their best. The course started with a swim in Gray's Lake followed by cycling and ending with athletes running through downtown Des Moines. ... READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV 13: Tornado damages farm near Pella Sunday evening

PELLA, Iowa — A tornado touched down near Pella and caused significant damage to a farm Sunday evening. Larry Terpstra told WHO 13 that he had just arrived home to his farm northwest of Pella when the storm suddenly hit around 6:45 p.m.  READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Iowa Supreme Court bars warrantless police searches of trash, stops lawsuit over farm runoff pollution

DES MOINES, Iowa — A divided Iowa Supreme Court has banned police from searching people’s uncollected trash without a warrant. The investigative technique had been used for decades. On Friday, they also stopped a lawsuit challenging the state's management of fertilizer and hog farm pollution in rivers and streams from going to trial. ... READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

The Score
NBA Playoffs, yesterday's game: Hawks win series, 106, over 76ers, 96
Iowa Cubs: The Iowa Cubs (14-25) had their game suspended after the fourth inning in a 3-3 tie with the St. Paul Saints (19-22), Sunday at CHS Field. 
MLB: Astros 8 White Sox 2, Braves 1 Cardinals 0, Braves 1 Cardinals 0 (make up game), Royals 7 Red Sox 3, Cubs 2 Marlins 0 READ MORE...
Barnstormers: Saturday, the Barnstormers defeated the Storm 57-47
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 Hardware Store
1. Waukee Hardware & Rent-it Center
2. Miller’s Hardware
3. Porter Do it Best Hardware & Rental


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Meet Emma Juhnke: First year teacher enjoying first grade

By Ashley Rullestad

Emma Juhnke graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in the spring of 2020 after student teaching at North Ridge Elementary. She started her first year officially teaching first grade at North Ridge this fall — in one of the craziest years of school ever due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“My biggest challenge this year was adapting to the many changes that got thrown my way,” she says. “Honestly, I do feel as though I might have had an advantage being a first year teacher because there was no normal for me from before.”

Juhnke says she loves teaching her littles because they are so excited to be at school and to learn. In first grade, students are expected to make a huge leap academically, specifically in reading. She and her students spend lots of time reading — by themselves, with partners, in small groups, and during read alouds.


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Birthdays and Notables!

Happy Birthday to these celebrities: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Lana Del Rey, Chris Pratt, Jean-Paul Sartre, Juliette Lewis, Benjamin Walker, Benazir Bhutto, Jane Russell, David Morrissey, Meredith Baxter, Wade Phillips.

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Poll of the Week

Which one would you choose to satisfy your sweet tooth?

Apple pie
Chocolate chip cookie


How do you like your coffee?

Black - 62%

With milk - 2%

With cream - 15%

With sugar - 2%

All of the above - 5%

None of the above - 14%

Morning Chuckle
Why do cows have hooves instead of feet?
THEY LACK TOES (LACTOSE). What? Stumped everyone?
What do you get when you cross a chicken and a centipede?
Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com Answer in the next Daily Umbrella.

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