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There’s a Storm a Comin’ to Simpson – Football Preview

Indianola – The Simpson College Storm football team is gearing up for yet another year of America’s favorite pastime. With just 3 weeks until their home opener and first game of the season, the Storm has been hard at work in the weight room and on the gridiron. 326 more words

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Culver Center to Host Pie Eating Contest at Simpson Fair Booth

Des Moines – The Iowa State Fair’s newest event isn’t another butter sculpture unveiling or a performance by a different 80s band past their prime. Indeed, the new event, “Pies for Presidents,” combines the two things that people love coming to the fair for… 1) Food and 2) Watching presidential candidates make fools of themselves. 396 more words

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New Central College Mascot, “The Fighting Foam Fingers,” to Promote Rectal Health

Pella – Central College has a new mascot just in time for the 2015-2016 academic and athletic year. The new mascot, the “Fighting Foam Fingers,” went through an accelerated approval process and is already being used for Central College functions. 393 more words

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The Acorn back after five years, will host LP release party Friday

Vieux Loup is the Acorn’s first album in five years, and it is both restrained and spacious.

The music — which lives somewhere between folk and electronic — elegantly fills any room its played in. 116 more words

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Saturday at Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival - S10E34 [Season Finale]

It was another exciting time at the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival. The lineup for Saturday’s concert was amazing to say the least. It consisted of Ottawa’s… 407 more words


NXNE 2015: #PAPER100 at Lee’s Palace

Paper Bag Records took over Lee’s Palace on Thursday night (to celebrate 100 records released), and they invited just about every group that’s passed through the label since its inception. 179 more words


Second Day at NXNE, 2015 Edition - S10E28

On Thursday night, Paper Bag Records host an event at Lee’s Palace to celebrate their 100th release and as part of NXNE. It was an evening of music from performers of the past, present and future who helped Paper Bag Records. 229 more words