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Easter at the Farm

Another week has come and gone. Easter is upon us, and we’re headed south to the Francois Family farm to celebrate the Holiday weekend with Ken’s family. 126 more words

Star Wars here we come

This week, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s favorite trading partner — Chinese President Xi Jinping — made perhaps the most startling announcement any head of state has made in the past 75 years. 276 more words

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Ancestor Story - Lyman Stoddard Skeen - 52 Ancestors

Lyman Stoddard Skeen is my 3rd great grandfather.  He was born 18 December 1850 in Keg Creek, Pottawatomie, Iowa to Joseph Skeen and Maria Amanda Dolby.  177 more words


To Gamble or not to Gamble?

Here’s my story–

Today became a big day in the life of casino supporters and opponents, like me. It was the day they would find out if our beloved city of Five Seasons would receive a license to have a casino brought to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 240 more words


Subtle Glow

Green grass gleamed beneath
A leaden sky this morning.
But now the sun has

Revealed itself; the
Grass’s glow is more subtle,
Though still beautiful.

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Tuesday April 17, 2014 - Lunch

Sandwich: White Bread, Roast Beef, Provolone, Lettuce, Onions, Jalepeno Peppers

This sandwich started very well. My favorite sandwich worker was as friendly and careful as always. 104 more words


Task force to determine future of Veishea

After a night of vandalism that led to destruction near campus and an injury, the president of Iowa State University formed a task force to help determine the future of the school’s annual celebration, Veishea. 168 more words