October 26, 2017

I grew up on a grain and livestock farm and I continue to work in the agricultural sector in my day job, so I am always quick to point out that our state's agricultural landscape is far more diverse than people give us credit for. Yes, we are known for our corn, soybea...

October 25, 2017

It's been about 10 days since my full Sunday of adventures in the Villages of Van Buren and so far I've profiled three of the communities individually - Keosauqua (the County Seat), Bentonsport, and Bonaparte. They may be three of the more notable villages in the count...

October 24, 2017

Upon telling a good friend of mine that I was thinking of heading to Van Buren County to check out the "Villages of Van Buren" and their "Scenic Drive Festival", she let me know that Bentonsport was one of her absolute favorite places in Iowa.

After spending some time t...

October 20, 2017

Last Sunday I spent the day in the Villages of Van Buren, my first ever visit to the county. I think this area of Iowa is beautiful no matter what time of year, but it is especially beautiful now as the leaves are changing and harvest is in a full frenzy.

Earlier, I pos...

October 19, 2017

Last Sunday morning, I got up before dawn and decided it was an excellent day for an adventure. Long before the sun rose, I was drinking my coffee enroute to Southeast Iowa and the Villages of Van Buren.

From West Des Moines to Van Buren County, the drive is just over t...

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