Admittedly, I’m not a big reality TV show fan, but I watched this season of “The Bachelor” to see how Iowa would be portrayed on the small-screen. Then, “American Idol” came along with a few Iowa connections, including one contestant who made the Top 12, and now, Top 11. As spring rolls around to keep […]
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Two American Idol contestants with Iowa connections are out, with one Iowan making the cut into the Top 24. On tonight’s broadcast, Ankeny 16-year-old Maddie Walker was shown the door after she performed with the top 48. But wait!
Cedar Rapids can be proud of teen-ager Aaron Bissell, who will be going to Hollywood on this season of American Idol. Aaron, 17, a senior at Cedar Rapids Washington High School, was shown earning his golden ticket on the show last night (Jan. 21, 2015) from auditions in Minnesota.
Which came first? When it comes to backyard chickens, oftentimes it’s not the egg, but chicks from the Murray McMurray Hatchery. Specialty breeds, such as Black Australorps; Silver Laced Wyandottes and Buff Orpingtons can be purchased from the hatchery – established in 1917 in Webster City, Iowa – with a minimum order of 15 to 25 […]
Season 3 of “Downton Abbey” was rather, well, grim at times, but this exchange between Lady Edith and her grandmother made me laugh. Some gardeners may take offense, but I found it quite hilarious.