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Iowa Falls is one of best towns I have ever lived in and I have lived in quite a few. Although born in Webster City (my grandfather was a doctor) I really started life in Des Moines. Dad, an assistant city attorney in Des Moines and World War I pilot, left Des Moines in the late 1920s, soon …

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I have been using my last days of summer vacation puttering in the house and setting things in order again, something you never have time to do when you are working every day. Closets, kitchen counters, just small chores that are usually neglected in lieu of the larger cleaning chores in a home. 

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A calf was born on the morning of May 25 and I noticed it laying by itself in the field, no mother in sight. It appeared to have a large light colored stripe on its back so we went out to check and apparently the mother cow had started to clean it up, then simply walked away. The stripe on t…

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I was out back yakking on the phone and I heard a loud, and slightly extended, CRACK! Obviously a tree or tree branch had snapped, so I walked to the front yard, glanced around, but didn’t see anything. An hour later I was in the driveway and discovered an apple tree branch had come down. We…

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Once again I was asked to help judge the Little Miss contest at the Franklin County Fair, and I happily obliged. Since there were so many adorable little girls who joined in the competition this year, they added another category - Little Princess.

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This past weekend we had the opportunity to spend time with two other couples we hadn’t seen in quite a while. We all took a trip to Independence, Iowa to see a house built by Frank Lloyd Wright, something I had never seen except in photos. This particular home was built in 1950 by Mr. Wrigh…

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A realtor friend of mine held an open house at a lovely Iowa Falls property late one afternoon last week. She got everything ready, then walked outside to take in the surroundings from an enclosed upper level deck before any potential buyers arrived. Moments later, she turned to go back insi…

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Being from Colorado, I just assumed Iowa was a state that got hit with tornadoes every day and I was actually a little nervous to move here. When one Iowan heard I was from Colorado, she assumed I was from a state where avalanches were swallowing people and communities on the regular. I gues…

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Driving on River Road in Iowa Falls can sometimes be a real challenge. It is a beautiful scenic route along the Iowa River that takes you from the Boat Club and nearby Swinging Bridge to Weaver's Cove, a picnic park and boat launching facility.

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I used to be a runner. Used to be. It has been about five years since I could call myself that - a major surgery stopped me in my tracks and I never attempted running again . . . until this past April.

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Thunderstorms, flashes of lightning and downpour rains have certainly curtailed progress on the numerous street construction projects currently underway in Iowa Falls. The reconstruction and re-paving of U.S. Highway 65 north-south through the city has inspired numerous side street projects …