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Good Wednesday morning to you!

During a live concert with the Eagles, guitarist Joe Walsh was recorded telling a fan who was lighting off firecrackers in the audience to go home, get in a closet and light off as many of those fireworks as he wanted to — in so many words. That advice applies for vandalism, too. Vandals are welcome to spray paint their home walls, break out their windows and let off all the smoke bombs they want on their property, as long as they don’t impede on anyone else’s rights. Put when they break out windows of a private business, spray paint a police car or invade the nation’s capitol buildings, they should expect the strictest of consequences.
   I learned my lesson when I was 8 years old. I thought it would be funny to throw an egg at a neighbor’s garage. That neighbor saw me do it, and she didn’t think it was funny. She made me clean it up and then told my mother, who didn’t think it was funny either. Mom introduced my rear end to a bread board, and that was the end of any fascination I had with vandalism. Maybe America needs more bread boards — or consequences with my mother.
    Have a wonderful Wednesday, and thanks for reading.


Shane Goodman
President and Publisher
Big Green Umbrella Media
Wednesday Recipe

Simple white bread

Plain and simple, this is a fool-proof bread recipe. My cousin sent me this recipe during the beginning of the pandemic, and it filled my house full of wonderful smells. I’ve made this bread lots of times over the past few months, and it’s very simple. Making bread always sounded technical and complicated, but this one is straight forward — my kind of recipe. Enjoy the smells of carbs in your kitchen!


Des Moines Weather
WIND ADVISORY TODAY. High 74. Low 37. Windy with chance of rain and thunderstorms as colder weather moves in. Temperatures more seasonal in the forecast, with highs in the 50s then 40s and lows in 30s and 20s. I said the warm temps were not here to stay. Put the shorts away for awhile.
The Score
Boys State Basketball winners from yesterday:
Pella; Sergeant Bluff-Luton; Assumption; Ballard; Western Christian; Des Moines Christian
A.M. Headlines

FROM KCCI: Ankeny police investigate 'suspicious' death at mobile home park

ANKENY, Iowa — Ankeny police are investigating what they call a “suspicious” death at the Autumn Ridge mobile home park.... Ankeny police said officers responded to a home on Windover Drive just after 4:30 p.m. after receiving a report that someone inside the home was down. READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV 13: New Iowa Voting Restriction Law Faces Immediate Challenge in Court

DES MOINES, IOWA — Less than 24 hours after Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill putting new restrictions on voting in Iowa, a lawsuit has been filed challenging it. The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) filed the suit in Polk County on Tuesday. They refer to the measure – SF 413 – as the “Voter Suppression Bill” and challenge that it is unconstitutional because it isn’t rooted in reality.  READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5:  Retired Des Moines educator is also the oldest female BMX racer in the country

DES MOINES, Iowa — Kittie Weston-Knauer, 72, is probably the coolest Iowa woman you will ever learn about.  A former Des Moines educator, Weston-Knauer is also the oldest female BMX racer in the nation. But that doesn't mean she isn't old-school— she had a bag of zip ties at her desk for kids to keep their pants up during class... … READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

CITYVIEW's 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 Museum
1. Des Moines Art Center
2. Science Center of Iowa
3. State Historical Museum of Iowa


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Smiths rejuvenate one of town's oldest homes.

Growing up in nearby De Soto, Bryce Smith got to know the Adel community fairly well as a youngster, especially since he worked at the town’s bowling alley during high school before heading off to college. As it so happened, right when Smith graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with his teaching degree, he learned that the bowling alley’s owner was looking to retire. As someone who loved the business and Adel itself, Smith decided to take over the Adel Family Fun Center.
Because they wanted to be close to the business, he and his partner, Kale, initially purchased a small bungalow in town that they knew they’d only be in until they found something more permanent — something with character and a bit of history behind it. In November 2019, they moved to just the place.


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Things To Do
Wednesday, March 10
Comedian John Bush and pal Patrick Albanese from "Triple Espresso"
At: Surety Hotel, 206 Sixth Ave., Des Moines.
Info: https://www.eventbrite.com

The First Church of Christ, Scientist located at 3759 Grand Ave. in Des Moines. The sanctuary and bell tower have been demolished to make way for an eight-story condominium planned on the property. The remaining portion of the church will be renovated. The church was constructed in 1931 and designed by the Des Moines architectural firm of Proudfoot, Rawson, Brooks & Borg. — Photo by Paul Houston

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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.

Happy Birthday

Want to wish someone a Happy Birthday on their big day? Email name and birth date to tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com!

:Happy Birthday to these celebrities: Actor Chuck Norris; Actor Sharon Stone; Singer Carrie Underwood; Actor Olivia Wilde; Coach Bobby Petrino; Football Player Rod Woodson

Poll of the Week

Should apes receive COVID-19 vaccinations before humans?


Not sure

How many video conferencing calls are you on per week?
11 or more -14%

6-10 - 19%

1-5 - 32%

none - 35%

Morning Chuckle
What is Irish and stays out all year?

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