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National Bourbon Day

National Bourbon Day

Rain Makes Corn – Corn Makes Whiskey! BY: RACHEL WUMKES People across the United States will be lifting a glass of bourbon today.  A toast on National Bourbon Day as we celebrate the anniversary of the very first time this famous drink was distilled.  It may only be legend dated all the way back to the 1700s, but it still...

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Food Truck Sensation

Food Truck Sensation

Mobile Treats and Eats! BY: RACHEL WUMKES It’s the sensation sweeping the Nation for the past few decades… the Food Truck! I often wonder what it is about standing outside in a line to get our meal from a vehicle instead of sitting in a comfy cozy restaurant.  Is it the ambiance? The food? I suppose it could be the fact...

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Travel Blogger Celebrates Book Release

Travel Blogger Celebrates Book Release

Prepare for one epic Iowa road trip! BY: RACHEL WUMKES Packing her bags and hitting the open road is one of Sara Broers’ favorite things to do.  In fact, she loves it so much, she turned the hobby into a full-fledged career.  When the buzz of blogging hit the mainstream, Sara jumped on board and launched...

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National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day

National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day

Shop Local - Shop Small BY: RACHEL WUMKES In the early days of industry, the term “mom and pop stores” were typically used to describe family owned and operated general store or pharmacies.  Today, mom and pop establishments can be a variety of businesses including restaurants, bookstores, repair shops, and much more....

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Be My Valentine

Be My Valentine

Let’s show some local love! BY: RACHEL WUMKES While it began as a Christian feast day to honor St. Valentine - who was either one or two people, it seems no one knows for sure - the Valentine’s holiday has been commercialized over the years into a spectacle of professing one’s love for their partner through extravagant...

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Keeping the Boat Afloat

Keeping the Boat Afloat

photocredit: Cookies etc Facebook BY: RACHEL WUMKES When the global pandemic hit the United States with a vengeance in the Spring of 2020, it caught many people off guard.  The fear of the unknown weighed heavily on everyone.  The constant worry spread throughout as people wondered what would come next and how they would...

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Sit Back and Relax Ladies… Let the Men Cook!

Sit Back and Relax Ladies… Let the Men Cook!

Image by congerdesign from Pixabay BY: RACHEL WUMKES Sometimes I wonder where all of these ‘National Days’ come from.  Did someone just get fed up one day and decide to make it a National Holiday in their favor? Take, for instance, today… National Men Make Dinner Day. It’s a novel concept, really.  A chance for the women...

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