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Contact: Jody Shea, Editor Box 260 Crescent, IA 51526 Volume 12

Crescent The

Email: Cell: (402) 968-5484

Connection Please Welcome Crescent Feed Store & More!

Opening a feed store in the Crescent area, has been an idea the Christiansen’s of rural Honey Creek, have talked about for years. Sutton and Doni have owned and cared for many kinds of animals, though their favorite would have to be the horses. Their family has raised and shown Arabian horses and all kinds of exhibition poultry. They’re also involved in AKC dog shows and showing their English Bulldog, Bodacious. The family has been very active in the 4H program as well. They served for several years as leaders for the Crescent Innovators 4H Club, also poultry superintendents at Westfair and suppliers of the fair’s award plaques. The new Crescent Feed Store carries most kinds of livestock feed and a wide variety of Diamond Pet Foods. They also stock basic supplies for a number of animal needs. They have a selection of seed packets. They sell farm-fresh eggs and are expecting baby chicks within the next few days. Their goal is to supply the area with convenient and reasonably priced animal food and supplies. Since the opening of their store March 2nd, the positive response from area residents has Local residents, Shirley Kinney & been overwhelming. The couple looks forward to serving this wonderful Judy Wilson shop for bird seed. community and surrounding areas. Be sure to stop in and say hi.

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In This Issue... Page 2........................City Council Minutes Page 3..................................... Time Out! Page 4 ................... Question of the Month Pott. County Sheriff’s Report Loess Hills Neighborhood Watch Page 5...................... What’s Up at CECC? Page 6.................................Road Runners Crescent Elementary Receives Nomination Page 7........... Wondering About Watta Way? Crescent Fall Festival Plans Page 8 & 9..............................Advertisers Page 10 ...................... Useless Knowledge Ad Rates Subscription Info

See Pink Poodle Coupon on Page 9!

Submitted by Brian Shea

Join Us For Crescent Beautification Day! First, thanks to everyone who voted for me last November. I appreciate it and look forward to doing everything possible to improve our community. During the next four years, my main goal will be to clean up our town. I’ve lived here 43 years and I, along with most residents, feel it’s time to make some significant improvements. Communities everywhere are doing it and seeing the benefits. Not only does it show pride in our community but it also invites new residents and businesses which in turn brings more income. And that will allow us to make even more improvements. With our restaurants, bars, winery and local attractions such as Mt. Crescent and Hitchcock, we have what it takes to be a destination town. We just need to spruce it up. With all our assets, I still believe the best part of Crescent is the people so let’s rally together and clean our community. Look around, start a punch list, identify the problem areas, take the proper steps to improve them. Let’s make Crescent shine! To start the ball rolling, we are having the first annual “Crescent Beautification Day” April 28th. We’ll need lots of volunteers so if you’re able to help with cleaning or hauling please meet at the firebarn by 9am. And if you’re in need of a helping hand, call (402) 968-7432. We’ll line up the volunteers. Following the clean-up, join us for a noon to 1pm picnic at the Vets Monument. Some of the local businesses are donating hot dogs and burgers. If you’d like to bring a dish, that’d be great. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Schildberg Construction Offer Rights to Pool!

Schildberg Construction has purchased Pokemoke Camp from the YMCA. Mark Schildberg has generously offered to lease the swimming pool to the city of Crescent for the sum of $1. The city would have to pick up the liability insurance. We’re wanting to see if the interest is high enough for membership to make this a revenue neutral venture for the city. We would need to hire a manager, maintenance man and lifeguards. This could be a nice opportunity for our youth in this area. If you are interested, please contact council members Pat, Chuck, or Brian to let share your thoughts. Phone numbers listed on page 2. 

Contact Numbers Mayor Brian Shea 712-545-3652 (

Councilman Bob Anderson 712-545-3373 (

Councilman Daryl Clark 402-658-0657 (

Councilman Elvis Jacobsen 712-545-3215 (

Councilman Patrick Morgan 712-227-0083 (

Councilman Chuck Stokes 712-545-9085 (

City Clerk Mary Martin 712-545-3981 (

Park Board Jim Campin 712-227-0040 (

Message Board Ron Olson 712-545-3267 (

Crescent Fire Dept. Non-Emergency 712-545-3730 (

Crescent Elementary 712-545-4492 


Submitted by Mary Martin, City Clerk.      

City Council The City of Crescent is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR CITY OF CRESCENT COUNCIL MEETING March 5th, 2012...THE CRESCENT CITY COUNCIL met in regular session in the Crescent Community Hall at 7:00pm pursuant to the law. Mayor Shea called the meeting to order. The following Council members were present: Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Morgan, Stokes. MOTION BY CLARK, seconded by Anderson to accept consent agenda. Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried. 2012/2013 Budget submitted for approval. MOTION BY ANDERSON, seconded by Stokes to approve the 2012/2013 budget. Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried. TIM SNYDER/PEOPLESERVICE, INC. addressed the council regarding a mission control on the Golden Hills lift station. This is the same system that is on the main lift station. It sends more information that the manual checks that are done. Cost of unit and installation would be roughly $2400. After researching the figures, savings cost would be minimal so council tabled the discussion. PeopleService is still looking for a certified operator to replace Jacob Glunz who was Crescent’s operator. Hydrant flushing schedule has not been set but will be in the spring. Snyder is setting up a schedule to find all the valves so they can be marked and exercised. They will also be looking into hydrant markers. BOB ANDERSON/UPDATES on water extension line in the engineering proposal was sent to city attorney. City is waiting to hear from him. Word from FEMA is that they don’t like the $2,000,000 repair figure for the lagoons so the engineers need to re-figure and re-submit. FEMA would rather it be figured lower and then if necessary do change orders to complete the job. MANHOLE project is moving along. Publication for bidders should be ready by mid-March. There may have to be a special meeting to open bids so work could begin midApril or the end of April. There was some discussion on the pump house electric meter. Clerk was asked to have this removed and after talking to MidAmerican, they would remove transformer also. There may be a chance that in coming years we may need electricity at that location and then we would have to pay thousands to have a new transformer installed. Council decided to leave meter as is until further notice. NO PARK REPORT GALEN BARRETT/FIRE CHIEF reported that February had 14 calls which brings yearly to 40. He would like to donate the 1936 General fire truck back to Missouri Valley Fire Assoc., they wish to refurbish it. MOTION BY CLARK, seconded by Morgan to donate 1936 General fire truck back to Missouri Valley Fire Assoc. Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried. He would also like to sell the International fire truck. The tank has been removed and taken in for scrap. Two (2) sealed bids were received on this truck. High bid was from Eric Clark for $1500.00 MOTION BY CLARK, seconded by Stokes to sell truck to the highest bidder. Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried. LAKE TOWNSHIP contract submitted for signatures. RON OLSON/PLANNING COMMISSION reported that the building application for Wes Miller for 1018 Old Lincoln Hwy was approved. Old house will be moved or torn down after new house is done. There was discussion on the non-dwelling building application. Council decided to remove the word ‘other’ and replace it with ‘addition’. Additions will be charged by You’ll receive the newsletter in an easy-tosq. ft. MOTION BY MORGAN, seconded by Clark to read, easy-to-print and easy-to-save pdf change wording on application and also require blueprints format. Plus you’ll receive it a week earlier for all new building in the city. Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, and in color! Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried. We’ll also inform you of upcoming CHUCK STOKES/MAINTENANCE reported announcements and events as soon as we that all is okay. hear about them. All you have to do is AFLAC annual visit to give updates. email us at CrescentConnection@earthlink. MOTION BY ANDERSON, seconded by Stokes net. Your email address will be kept private to adjourn the meeting. Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, and no junk mail will be sent your way. Morgan, Stokes, all ayes. Motion carried. MEETING adjourned at 8:07pm.


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Hazel Dell United Methodist

Good Friday Service: 7:00pm Easter Morning Sunday School: 9:30am Egg Hunt before lesson! Church Service: 10:30am For more info contact Pastor Newman at 329-0759 Everyone Welcome! Looking Ahead Vacation Bible School June 11-15, 9-11:30am Classes for 3yr-6th grade Everyone welcome & invite a friend. Theme: Adventures on Promise Land For more info, contact Janice 322-8022 Starting June 3rd through August... Sunday School & Church at 10:30am.

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Sand Volleyball Leagues Now Forming

Sunday 6’s Coed Tuesday 6’s Ladies Thursday 4’s Money League Friday 6’s Coed Register Your Team Today!! $25 deposit/forfeit fee. League fee $50 (except Thursday) Learn to Square Dance! Bluffs Strutters Every Monday 7:00-9:30pm with Square Dance Caller Terry Harrison Line Dances between Tips More info for all events at

Area Meetings City Council: First Monday of every month unless holiday—April 2nd Planning Committee: Second Monday of the month or the Monday following the city council meeting. Crescent Optimist Club: First Thurs. at 7pm at Community of Christ.

Firebarn   Breakfast

3rd Sunday of Every Month­­. 8am-1pm February 19th Proceeds benefit CVFD

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Saturday & Sunday April 28th & 29th Around the World on the Western Iowa Wine Trail

Each of the 7 of the wineries will prepare foods from different countries and pair them with our Iowa-made wines. The passport is just $20 per person. You can purchase your passports on-line at www. or stop by any of the participating wineries to reserve one Passports will be available mid-April. Phone: 712-545-3054

Third Saturday’s are just around the corner! Our first Open House of the season is May 19th from 9am to 3pm. We look forward to seeing you! Visit www. for a list of participating locations and other info.

Garden Grove Eatery

Winter Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 11am to 8pm Saturday: 8am to 8pm Join Us Every Saturday 8am to 11am We’re serving farm-fresh breakfast plates, Grandma’s sticky rolls, fresh baked muffins, authentic french toast with weekly fruit sauces straight out of the garden and more! Now Serving Beer & Wine! Stop in & try our local Iowa selections!



Lent Special! Feb. 22nd thru April 7th Fisherman’s Basket Flounder / Shrimp / Scallops / Fries Cole Slaw / Tarter Sauce Cocktail Sauce...$7 Potluck Daytona Party Sunday, February 26th Open at 11am Caution Drawings • Drink Specials Sign Up Now for the Denny’s Place 2012 Nascar Club!

Multi-Family Annual Garage Sale 104 Sharon Drive, Crescent Saturday, April 21st 8-4

Due to the death of Ralston Fire Chief, Kyle Ienn, the proceeds of this years garage sale will be going to the Ienn Children Education Fund instead of the American Cancer Society. Donated items and monetary donations are welcome. RIP Kyle.

Voting for the 2012 Election will

be held in the Crescent firebarn as in years past. It will not be relocated. 

Question of the Month Do you eat anything that most people would consider unusual? Martie Penne: Radish Sandwiches (buttered bread with sliced radishes, salt & pepper) and Strawberry Sandwiches (buttered bread with sliced strawberries & sugar.) Try it - they’re delicious! Deb Miller: I dip my peanut butter sandwiches in salsa...YUM! Val Jacobsen: Ham and oreo cookie sandwiches. Jalon Rieber: Cow cheek burritos Billy Sievers: Chocolate syrup on my Cheerios and scrambled eggs with maple syrup. Danielle Welker: My husband eats grilled cheese sandwiches with pickles. Yuck! Cindy Shea: Bloody butter steak and french fries with Au jus. Sandra L. Rowe: Trout Almondine Brenda Gibbs: Black eyed peas with pepper sauce and red onion along with cornbread. Yummmmmmy! Stacy Hazen: I like peanut butter and dill pickle sandwiches. Kit Cudmore: Raw baby spinach leaves. Our 7-year old son likes them now, too! Jim Incontro: Pig ears in pasta sauce. Penny Thomas: One of my favorite dishes is Escargot (Snails). Not a common dish for many but my husband and I love it!

Next month’s question due by April 18th...

Name a historical event that you would like to have witnessed. Email: 

or Call/Text: (402) 968-5484

Submitted by Chief Deputy, John Reynolds.

Pott. County Sheriff’s Report

2/3/12 1:24am Deputies Wilson, Ramsey and Freeman were dispatched to the 100 block of Old Lincoln Highway to assist Crescent fire. 2/9/12 12:12am Deputies Kirlin, Freeberg and Harvey were dispatched to the 600 block of Old Lincoln Highway in reference a disturbance. 2/9/12 12:55am Deputies Harvey and Freeberg were dispatched to the 600 block of Old Lincoln Highway in reference a trespasser. 2/10/12 12:10am Deputy Ferguson was dispatched to the area of Golden Hills Dr. and Mormon Bridge Rd in reference a noise complaint. 2.13/12 1:58pm Deputy Haven was dispatched to the 100 block of Mormon Bridge Rd. to assist Crescent Fire with a Medical call. 2/14/12 8:32am Deputy Kirlin was dispatched to the 700 Block of Johnson St in reference a criminal mischief complaint. 2/14/12 10:52am Deputy Steffens was dispatched to the 100 block of West Florence St. in reference a continuously parked vehicle. 2/15/12 1:36pm Deputy Pattee was

dispatched to the 100 block of Sharon Dr. in reference a continuously parked vehicle. 2/20/12 1:37am Deputy Stewart was dispatched to the 100 block of Mormon Bridge Rd. in reference suspicious activity. 2/22/12 11:20am Deputy Kirlin was dispatched to the 1000 block of Silver Lane to assist Crescent Fire with a medical call. 2/27/12 12:05pm Deputy Temeyer was dispatched to the 1100 Block of Walnut St. in reference found property. Sheriff Deputies worked 76 hours and 57 minutes in Crescent in February Patrolling and responding to calls for service. The following citations were issued in the city of Crescent: 1 Violation of Financial Liability, 1 Failure to Maintain Control, 1 Operation While Under the Influence 3rd Offense, 1 Failure to Obey Stop Sign & 1 Operation without Registration (warning) The following citations were issued in Crescent Township: 1 Open Container of Alcohol, 2 Violation of Financial Liability, 1 Failure to Maintain Control, 1 Driving While License Denied, Suspended, Canceled or Revoked & 1 Operation without Registration.

Loess Hills Neighborhood Watch Rural Residents Crime Report • February 2012 • Information provided by

2/12/2012 05:00 PM, BURGLARY 3RD DEGREE, 15516 BOSTWICK RD 2/2/2012 08:00 AM, BURGLARY 3RD DEGREE, 19600 BLK BADGER AVE 2/10/2012 03:05 AM, BURGLARY 3RD DEGREE, 21200 BLK OLD LINCOLN HWY 2/10/2012 03:05 AM, THEFT 2ND DEGREE, 21200 BLK OLD LINCOLN HWY 2/8/2012 10:40 PM, THEFT 1ST DEGREE, 34000 BLK ROSEWOOD RD.

Work with your neighbors to help keep each other safe. For instance, a neighborhood watch group is a great way to show everyone that they are being watched and will not have an easy time even in your rural community. You can put up signs that indicate you have people watching for suspicious behavior. We recommend that you contact the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s department for more information.

Organize your bedding by storing individual sheet sets inside one of the pillow cases. No more hunting through piles for matching pieces.


Submitted by Linda Brewer

What’s Up

at CECC?

As this is written, spring has sprung! Though we won’t be opening our water table anytime soon, as we know what the weather in Iowa can do. But it’s great to be able to get outside every day, and more important, we can “take off our jackets!” Why is it so important to kids to be able to do that? The kids had a couple of days off from school at the end of February, and we had a field trip to the Children’s Museum in Omaha. They have a new construction exhibit on the second floor that is great. There are all sorts of interactive displays including how a toilet flushes, a particular favorite. We thank Chance Booker and Jan Gunderson for going along to help chaperon and Alex and Ethan Brewer who helped keep an eye on everyone, not an easy task when you have 20 kids in 10 different parts of the building. We also thank Mike Harmon who turned out to be our secret sidewalk shoveler, Madison and Angie Lair who donated more toys and clothes, Justsens, who also donated clothes and Carol and Cole Chollett who gave us some toys and Legos. They were “really cool” Lego pieces. Our preschool curriculum for the past couple of weeks has been famous artists and their work. The goal is not so much to have kids learn about Andy Warhol or Picasso, but to learn that there are lots of ways to create art, and that they can be artists even if they are only four or five. Or older, because lots of the after-school kids wanted to make their own masterpieces, as well. The kids made “chance collages” by dropping stuff on to paper, cut apart self portraits and glued them down all mixed up, ala Picasso; made monoprints, used basic colors and shapes to make art and tried many other artists’ styles. Probably the most fun was decorating and melting plastic pieces that turned into Dale Chihuly style designs, though of course, he uses blown glass. We’d like to take the kids to Joslyn Art Museum sometime so they could see his real art work. As the school year winds down, the preschoolers are working on the alphabet, learning the names and sounds the letters make and writing them. They’ve been “reading” books all year and now can actually recognize some words. That’s very exciting. On Friday, April 27, we’ll have our annual Week of the Young Child picnic and open house from 5:30 to 7:00. We invite anyone interested in seeing the center and finding out more about our programs to attend. If you are looking for care for your child for the summer, it would be a good chance to visit. We hope you will join us. If you would like more information about the center, give us a call at 712-545-9016, email us at or check out our website at

City of Crescent Parks is now taking sign-ups for: * Boys Baseball * Girls Softball * Tee Ball * Co-Ed Softball League Teams * Co-Ed Sand Volleyball League Teams • New Volleyball Court poles, nets, referee stands, and Lights! More new ball field upgrades! New Concessions as well! Call 712-227-0040 or 402-917-5467 For more details.

Perfect Pie Crust

When a pie crust recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of ice water, instead use 1 tablespoon of distilled white vinegar—this will make a crispier crust. And for a flakier pie crust, substitute the same amount of sour cream or plain yogurt for the liquid called for in a crust recipe.

Interested in Scouting?

Crescent is now forming Daisy and Brownie Troops for Fall 2012. Daisies are Kindergarten and 1st grade. Brownies are 2nd and 3rd grade. Please contact Julie (712-545-3079) or Chelsea (402-709-5272) for more information. The meetings will be held at the Crescent City Hall on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 6 pm.

Submitted by Julie Newby

•Under the Starry Skies! Our February family event was held at the UNO Mallory Kountze Planetarium. We had 31 students and family members attend the private showing with professor John Artherton. We learned about planets (even the dwarf planet Pluto) and the night skies. A couple interesting facts were: (1) The stars in our night skies are named mostly in Arabic. (2) The milky way got its name because it looks like a flowing river of milk. (3) Pleiades (more famously known as the Seven Sisters) star cluster was once used as an eye test in ancient cultures...if you could see six of the brightest stars with your naked eye, then your vision was pretty good. It is also the star cluster that the Subaru car emblem is based upon. If you want to download your own site map to see what is happening in the sky near you each month, go to • Art and Egyptian Mummies Our March family event will be at Joslyn Art Museum. They offer free admission on Saturday mornings from 10 - noon to the whole community. On certain Saturdays, they also offer a free Kid’s Saturday Surprise art project. The kids will be able to make their own canopic jars like the ones that were used in ancient times. • Help Us Collect! Super Saver receipt collection will end March 27th. Please submit any final receipts to the school or in the collection bin at People’s Bank. We have collected over $70,000 in receipts this year which we can use to buy equipment and supplies for our school! We have already received a soccer goal set and classroom computer headphones with these earnings. We continue to collect Box Tops and Labels for Education (Campbell’s soup labels and many more products) year round.

Crescent Elementary Receives a National Blue Ribbon School Nomination Crescent Elementary School has been nominated by the State of Iowa for the 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools award. The National Blue Ribbon Schools award highlights and gives recognition to both public and private elementary, middle and high schools that are producing outstanding results for all students regardless of race or socioeconomic status. Schools recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools are those that have demonstrated consistent excellence, and in some cases, those that have made progress and closed gaps in student achievement. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program is part of a larger U. S. Department of Education effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about best school leadership and teaching practices. Crescent Elementary was nominated for the award based on the following criteria: Exemplary High Performing; a school, whose students, regardless of backgrounds, is high performing. This means Crescent is ranked among the state’s highest performing schools as measured by performance on state assessments. The second criteria in which some schools are chosen is that at least 40 percent of its students from disadvantaged backgrounds have made progress in improving student performance as measured by the school’s performance on state assessments. The National Blue Ribbon Schools award sets a standard of excellence for all schools striving for the highest level of achievement. Each year since 1982, the U.S. Department of Education has sought out schools where students attain and maintain high academic goals. Crescent has been selected as one of those schools. For the past 29 years, this prestigious program has honored more than 6000 of America’s most successful schools. For public schools, the U. S. Secretary of Education invites Chief State School Officers to nominate schools from their state that meet the National Blue Ribbon School recognition criteria. Dr. Jason Glass, Director of the Iowa Department of Education nominated Crescent Elementary for this honor. For many schools, attaining the National Blue Ribbon School award and recognition is a realization of a longheld dream. The schools are honored at an awards ceremony in Washington, DC, where each National Blue Ribbon School receives a plaque and flag to signify its National Blue Ribbon School status. National Blue Ribbon Schools serve as models for other schools throughout the nation and details of their achievements are shared on the U.S. Department of Education’s website. A note from Mrs. Chalupnik: As you can imagine, I was honored when I received the phone call that we were chosen to apply to become a National Blue Ribbon School. We are one of five schools in the state of Iowa who also received news of the nomination. The nomination process involves an application on my part and on the part of the district. Once the applications have been received, a selection committee reviews them and the schools are chosen. The unfortunate part is that we won’t know if we have been selected until September 2012, after all state testing has been completed and evaluated across the state. This nomination is not only a testament to our school, but to our school community as well. The partnership we have with parents and the community strengthens our school. We will share in this honor together. College Scholarship Started at Crescent Elementary After attending high school graduations last spring, it was brought to our attention that Crescent Elementary is one of the few schools who does not offer a scholarship to a graduating senior wishing to attend college. We would like to change that! We are getting a late start on establishing our fund in order to be able to present a scholarship this 2011-12 school year, but we are committed to raising at least $250 from staff, students, parents, and our community in order to offer our first scholarship. If we are able to raise additional funds, it may be possible to offer an additional scholarship. We have developed the application for seniors to complete and our high school counselors have alerted graduating seniors who intend on pursuing a degree to apply for the scholarship. If the interested senior meets the requirements of the application, the staff at Crescent will review the applications and choose a recipient. The names of the applicants will be removed for the selection process. Our first fundraiser, Valentine treat bags, was a huge success. We raised $263 for our first scholarship. We would love to be able to offer two scholarships this year so we are having an additional fundraiser in March with the students, a Penny War. We encourage members of our community to continue to support our students as they pursue college degrees. We would be grateful for any donation size and donations can be dropped off at our school office weekdays 7:30-4:00. We will gladly accept cash or check donations with checks payable to Crescent PTO. Thanks in advance for your continuing support.


Crescent Fall Festival Get Ready for Some Old Fashioned Fun! The planning has begun for the Fall Festival. Mark your calendars for a day of old-fashioned fun taking place September 22nd. The day will start with the Crescent Auxiliary Pancake Breakfast. Activities include a 5K /10K run and beer tasting at the Ski Hills, a parade, a car at the school, the dunk tank is back, a baseball game, art display, the games for children at the park, horseshoe tournament, and parking lot dance. So shine up your cars, dust off your tractors, and get your floats ready! Fall will be here before you know it! 

Wondering About “Watta Way”? They’ve scouted out the route, made the map, highlighted all the attractions, and now - WATTA WAY is a fun way to see Pottawattamie County! It’s a loop, a route, an easy way to travel the county top to bottom and side to side. Delightful discoveries await your visit such as antiques shops, museums, the corner cafe, tasting rooms, and so much more! WATTA WAY is a great way to see Pottawattamie County!

An activity that could add years to your life. A study of 10,000 people, published in the journal Health Psychology, found that those who regularly volunteer are less likely to die than non volunteers. And people who give back for the “right reasons” (e.g., to help others, not to feel better about themselves) stay alive the longest.

In pop royalty, the Queen of Blues is Dinah Washington, the Queen of Soul is Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Disco is Donna Summer, the King of Swing is Benny Goodman, the King of the Cowboys is Roy Rogers and the King is Elvis Presley.

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Knowledge Stuff you didn’t think you needed to know...and probably don’t. Al Capone was so pleased with the 1932 film Scarface that he gave director Howard Hawks a miniature machine gun as a thank-you present. Keith Moon of The Who inspired the Muppet drummer Animal. Artists had to draw 6,469,952 spots for the 1961 Walt Disney animated film One Hundred and One Dalmatians.

Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.

Johnny Mathis dubbed Miss Piggy’s singing voice in The Muppet Movie. A lion’s roar can be heard from five miles away. Slugs travel at a top speed of .007 miles per hour, can stretch to eleven times their length, and have twenty-seven thousand teeth to help eat their food. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

Toy-breed dogs live an average seven years longer than large breeds. Every year the earth becomes about twelve tons heavier because of meteorites landing. Without the atmosphere, the surface temperature on earth at the equator would be 176° F by day and fall to -220° F at night. When you sneeze, all of your bodily functions stop­—including the heart. Doctors in Florida found that patients undergoing certain operations bled twice as quickly when the moon was in its second quarter. Virginia Wolfe wrote all her books standing up.

Cream does not weigh as much as milk.

The term strike originated in 1768 when British sailors refused to work and showed this by striking, or lowering, the sails on their ship.

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