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Civic Skinny
Nationwide warrant issued for Luebke after 8th OWI arrest. Frank Severino leaving county job for Federal court post.

A nationwide warrant has been issued for the arrest of Steve Luebke, the onetime sales manager at Toyota of Des Moines and at Deery Brothers Chevrolet who has been arrested for drunken driving eight times. “Upon apprehension, Luebke will be extradited back to Iowa,” the Department of Corrections told Cityview on Tuesday, Aug.23. In all […]

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Our View
Welcome to the new Cityview

Additional content. More pages. Increased press run. More distribution. Larger format. Glossy covers. High-bright newsprint. These are some of the changes that you will notice in this new monthly version of Cityview, but let’s start with some of your old favorites that you can continue to rely on. The popular Civic Skinny column continues, providing […]

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Feature 1
Iowa State Fair Music

It’s time to turn up the volume and dance away the calories consumed in the fried Twinkie you enjoyed at the Iowa State Fair. It’s August again, which means it is time to strap on your stretchy, funnel-cake-eatin’ pants and head on down to the Iowa State Fair for two weeks of glorious people watching, […]

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Feature 2
Corporate art

American Enterprise Group (AEG) reopened its historic Sixth Avenue headquarters last year after a long $30-35 million restoration of the original Gordon Bunshaft building. The famous architect’s design featured two walls without windows and two with ceiling-to-floor natural light. That convinced Watson Powell Jr., the CEO of parent company American Republic at the time, to […]

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Feature 3
Fall arts & entertainment guide

Fall weather is a welcome respite from the oppressive and blazing heat of summer. But just because summer days have come and gone, it doesn’t mean the party is over. The metro area offers many fun events and activities in the coming months. We’ve compiled a list of as many activities, shows, events, movies and […]

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Art Pimp
American mirth

Things are looking a bit more like business as usual again at Steven Vail Fine Arts. The second-floor gallery in the Teachout Building was inaccessible for weeks because of crime scene barricades. Architect and building owner Kirk Blunck was found dead in front of Vail’s doorway, and it became a kind of memorial. “For several […]

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Political Mercury
Third World antics in a small-town parade

A 1941 International fire truck graced a summer field adjacent to U.S. Highway 30 in western Iowa. Surely it summoned smiles from passersby, many of whom no doubt can remember the old fighting-red rescue vehicle. For my part, I loved seeing the truck, and the 100th anniversary of the Arcadia Fire Department, a wonderful volunteer […]

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Perfect Pairings
Set the tone with the right wine

As I peer into my backyard, a shade of green catches my eye and it brightens my imagination. A small cluster of chives reach for the sun. It is Iowa’s bountiful growing season. It lasts for more than three-quarters of the year and includes everything from asparagus in the spring to squash in the fall. […]

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At Home With
Lauren Chorpening

Sitting on the north side of the Sherman Hill neighborhood, the old brick building looks like all the other brick buildings. The prewar victorian style resonates up and down the street, giving you a sense of being in another era. Stepping inside the building time moves forward and you find yourself surrounded by original woodwork, […]

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Joe's Neighborhood
Rio bound

  “There is always a certain game flow. When you don’t know beach volleyball, you don’t see it.” The women clear the net with ease. It looks like a water ballet in the air. Soft, gentle, acrobatic. But then the ferocious smash of the ball removes all doubt as to what is happening. I expect […]

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