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Good Wednesday morning to you!

Cold (kōld).This one word has many meanings, but the Merriam-Webster dictionary’s first definition may be the most suiting as of late: “having or being a temperature that is uncomfortably low for humans." Exactly. And my dog would agree, too. But if you are not sensitive to how this weather affects others, Merriam-Webster’s second definition might be more fitting for you: "marked by a lack of the warmth of normal human emotion, friendliness, or compassion.” The word cold is unique in that it can be used as an adjective, a noun or an adverb, with the latter be fitting for our desire to have these frigid temperatures “stop cold.” Regardless, it has been downright cold, and with that in mind, I hope that our stories in today’s Daily Umbrella might warm you up a bit.

Have a wonderful Wednesday, and, as always, thanks for reading.


Shane GoodmanPresident and Publisher
Big Green Umbrella Media
Wednesday's  Recipe

Nona Villone’s Cappinetti

This recipe is from Veronica Girard’s book, “Cooking for Family, From My Nana to Your Table.” Veronica wrote the book in honor of her Italian heritage and as a way to give encouragement to those going through cancer treatments. When Veronica was 18 months old, she was diagnosed with cancer, with a 50 percent chance of survival. Throughout her treatments, her mom’s and grandma’s Italian cooking helped keep her nourished, and she credits good food to her survival. READ THE FULL RECIPE


Des Moines Weather
High of 14. Low 2. You read right... temperatures above zero! Cloudy with some snow flurries possible. Winds 5-10 mph.
A.M. Headlines

FROM KCCI: Des Moines School Board moves to ends school resource officer program

DES MOINES, Iowa —The Des Moines School Board agreed Tuesday to approve the district's plan to end the school resource officer program, ceasing a decades-long partnership with the Des Moines Police Department. Des Moines Police say their officers have been inside schools since 1999. READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV 13: Oklahoma State Beats Iowa State 76-58 for Cyclones’ 11th Straight Loss

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Cade Cunningham had 21 points, five rebounds and seven assists, Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe added 17 points and Oklahoma State closed on a 9-0 run to beat Iowa State 76-58 on Tuesday.  READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Doug Jensen indicted on 7 more charges in US Capitol riot

WASHINGTON — A Des Moines man is facing seven more federal charges following the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, bringing his total to 13. Doug Jensen has been charged with disorderly conduct and resisting Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, among other federal charges. … READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

The Best Of Des Moines 2021

Nearly 14,000 votes were cast in the 2021 CITYVIEW Best Of Des Moines readers’ poll. CITYVIEW readers have voted:

Best Local Dentist Office
1.Fleur Dentistry
2. The Dental Loft
3. Weston Dental

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


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A quilt shop called home: When Johnson retires, her quilt shop will transition into her living space.

Jacque Johnson loves to quilt. It’s her passion — so much so that, for the past two decades, she’s operated Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co. out of her home on Prairie Street.
Many years ago, Jacque visited a quilt shop in Winterset, where the owners lived in an apartment above the store, and she left feeling inspired. So, in 2001, after Jacque married her late husband, Frank, the couple decided to build an addition to the front of their house — a prefab Wausau home built in 1976 by longtime Adel residents and Frank’s parents, Clayton and Neva Johnson. Frank bought the home from them in 1992.


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Things To Do
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 7-9 p.m.
At: Smash Park, 6625 Coachlight Drive,West Des Moines
Info: app.smashpark.com/H2tYbiZh2SGdjCj6r9Jf/events
Price: $5/team

“Gotta love Iowa winters!” A green bicycle is shrouded by the snowfall. — Photo by Diane Ferguson

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

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Poll of the Week

How many miles are on your vehicle right now?

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Where are you working mostly?

From home - 50%
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On job sites - 11%
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Morning Chuckle
Thank you Kathy Krogmeier for sending us this chuckle!
Why did the fly dance on the pickle jar lid?

Because it said TWIST TO OPEN!

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