June 24, 2019

Completed in 2005 at a cost of approximately $70 million dollars, the Iowa Speedway outside of Newton in Jasper County boasts some pretty impressive facts. First, it's the only track that is owned by and raced at by NASCAR. Secondly, it's the only track that is designe...

November 3, 2017

If you are planning to visit the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge - let me give you a bit of great advice: add a stop at Goldie's in Prairie City to your itinerary. It's just the sort of ma and pa restaurant in rural Iowa that is dishing out fantastic food while win...

November 2, 2017

If I told you that within a half hour drive of Des Moines you could experience an expansive Prairie Learning Center with fun activities for kids, see a sizable herd of bison and elk up close, and explore over 8,600 acres of prairie habitat...all for no admission fee, y...

October 15, 2017

When you are operating a small retail business in a rural area, you have to get creative in how drive foot traffic to your front door. That's why I applaud fun ideas like the twice-a-year "Back Roads Junk-It Trail".

What is this the Back Roads Junk-It Trail? Until a few...

September 30, 2017

Just off I-80, at the Jasper County Fairgrounds in Colfax, a lot of Iowans (myself included!) showed big interest last weekend in a very tiny way of living.

On my way back from a very busy weekend in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Solon, and Riverside, I hit up the last...

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