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Happy Tuesday to you!
 

I hope you were able to join us last Friday and Monday when we celebrated CITYVIEW readers' favorite people, places and events in our 2021 Best Of Des Moines Virtual Event. We completed the EATS, BEST OF THE REST, SHOPPING and NIGHTLIFE video segments. Today at noon, we will share the winners in the CULTURE & RECREATION segment. Then at 12:30 p.m., we will present the winners in the HEALTH & BEAUTY segment. Full results will be published in the February issue of CITYVIEW magazine and at www.dmcityview.com starting on Wednesday, but who can resist a sneak preview? Join us in celebrating the BEST OF DES MOINES. See details at www.dmcityview.com/best-of.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

 

Shane Goodman
President and Publisher
Big Green Umbrella Media
shane@dmcityview.com
 
Des Moines Weather
 
Clouds off and on today. High 28 and low of 20. Sun will set at 5:32. Moon will rise at 11:18 p.m. The record high for this day was 64 degrees. The record low was -26 degrees.
 
A.M. Headlines

FROM KCCI: Story County Emergency Management warns of vaccination phone scams

STORY COUNTY, Iowa — Story County Emergency Management warned residents of phone scams related to COVID-19 vaccination. According to a news release, the department received reports of residents receiving calls asking for health insurance and personal information. The calls appear to come from local phone numbers. “It’s unfortunate, but not unexpected, that scammers are using something like the vaccination program as a ploy to get money or personal data from people,” said Keith Morgan, with Story County Emergency Management. “These scammers can make it appear they are calling from almost any phone number so everyone needs to be vigilant when receiving any phone call.” READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV 13: Iowans Divided Over ‘School Choice’ Bill That Would Put Public Tax Dollars Toward Private School Scholarships

DES MOINES, Iowa — A bill that would use public tax dollars to create scholarships to non-public and private schools is halfway to Gov. Kim Reynolds’ desk, but Iowans remain divided on the legislation. SF159 would use tax money to fund scholarships for students in struggling public districts to allow them to enroll in private schools. … READ MORE FROM WHO-TV 13

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Drake men's basketball climbs into AP Top 25 for first time since 2008

WASHINGTON — Baylor has overshadowed nearly everything in the Big 12 this season as it tries to complete an undefeated season. Oklahoma has been making a statement of its own. With a win over then-No. 9 Alabama on Saturday, the Sooners became just the second team in 25 years to beat three straight top-10 opponents. Oklahoma also is the first team since 1974 to beat four top-10 teams in the same month. .… READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

 
The Best Of Des Moines 2021
 

Winners in four categories have been announced! Watch today as more winners are revealed!

Join us for the 2021 Best of Des Moines Virtual Events, where we will announce the winners in each of our six categories from our 2021 poll. Each event will consist of a 20-minute video announcing the finalists for each poll question and the top vote-getter from CITYVIEW readers. 
Click here for details!

Nearly 14,000 votes were cast in the 2021 CITYVIEW Best Of Des Moines readers’ poll. CITYVIEW readers said the Best Local Bar Food was:

1. Francie’s Bar &Grill

2. El Bait Shop

3. Wellman’s

Watch for all the Best Of Des Moines 2021 winners in February’s CITYVIEW!

 
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PERSONALITIES
 

Sedona satisfaction: Boeschen’s Kia van is exactly what he needs

Don Boeschen isn’t in need of all the bells, whistles — not to mention, cost — that vehicles can come loaded with these days. While fancy add-ons can be nice to an extent, for some, such as Boeschen, they aren’t necessarily needed.
That’s why Boeschen and his wife, Sandra, own a maroon, 2016 Kia Sedona LX they bought used with 24,000 miles on it. While it may not have leather seats and all the bells and whistles new models have, it gets them from point A to point B comfortably, and that’s all they need.

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Things To Do
Tuesday-Thursday, Feb. 2-4
IOWA AG EXPO
At: Iowa Events Center
Info: “New Name, Same Great Show.” This is the third largest indoor ag show in the nation boasting 1,932 booths spanning 7.7 acres and 750 companies exhibiting. This pure ag expo will feature the best ag has to offer, from big iron, precision ag, aerial imaging and livestock production, to inputs, data management and more. The popular Iowa Ag Expo — formerly known as Power Farming Show — has a new name, but it is the same great show. For more information, visit www.iowaagexpo.com, or www.iowaeventscenter.com/events.
 
Jobs
 
Snapshot

About his photo, David Whims says, "Taken this fall in my backyard. Butterflies were not very popular this year, but I got this one enjoying some nectar."

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
 
Iowa Living magazines are published each month and mailed to every household in the communities of Johnston, Urbandale, Grimes, Dallas Center, Clive, 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

Which of these creep you out the most?

Spiders
Mice
Snakes
Cockroaches

How many miles do you drive your vehicle on average each year?

5,000 miles or less - 26%
10,000 miles - 37%
15,000 miles - 22%
20,000 miles - 6%
25,000 miles or more - 9%

 
Morning Chuckle
 
What has a bottom at the top?

YOUR LEGS!
 

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