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Good Wednesday morning to you!
 

Every once in a while, you will meet someone who is so incredibly passionate about something that you can’t help but be amazed. And it’s not for the money, or prestige or personal benefit in any way. Just passion. Pure passion.

I knew that person in Wyatt Schultz, the publisher of The Predicament wrestling newspaper who died last Saturday. Wyatt was a truck driver by trade, and undoubtedly a good one. But when his free time became available, he dedicated it to the sport of wrestling like only a select few have ever done.

Aside from his own newspaper, his work appeared in Wrestling USA, USA Wrestler, Wrestling Insider Newsmagazine, and Sports Illustrated. He was inducted into the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2020.

Although The Predicament was a business, it wasn’t something that Wyatt profited from. He told me that he covered his expenses, and that was good enough for him. “Some guys like to golf; some like to drink. I like to go to wrestling tournaments.”

And go he did. Dual meets. Invitationals. Sectionals. Districts. State tournaments. And that was just for the high school season. He also covered Fargo nationals and the NCAA tournament, among a variety of other meets. He even staunchly supported youth wrestling, as well as coaches, referees and wrestling moms and dads at all levels — all with a camera in hand, crouching on the mats with people half his age to snap tens of thousands of photos to boost the sport. When he wasn’t promoting wrestling, he would cover other sports, too.

Wyatt stopped by our office about a month ago, as he frequently would do when in the Des Moines area. He was in great spirits, as always. Wyatt was an avid reader of this email newsletter, often sending me short notes of appreciation. I should have known that something was wrong when I did not hear from him for a few weeks.

His last posted Tweet said, “It's been a couple tough weeks. Fargo and then helping with the state baseball tournament in Carroll and ended up in the hospital. Haven't had a chance to get caught up.” After several weeks in the hospital, his journey ended.

To my knowledge, Wyatt never had a gold medal around his neck, but he was a champion of champions and a true friend. The sport — and those who truly knew him — are all the better because of him. We owe it to him to “keep wrestling on the move.”

Rest in peace, Wyatt.

Shane Goodman
President and Publisher
Big Green Umbrella Media
shane@dmcityview.com
515-953-4822, ext. 305

 

Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

The heat sticks around all the way into the weekend in your Clear Mortgage forecast. A boundary that has slid into Iowa from the north will also keep on-and-off storm chances in the forecast as well.

For help with preapprovals or refinancing, get in touch with Jason at parkin.mortgage

 
Things To Do
 
Wednesday, Aug. 25
⇛LIVING HISTORY
At: 11121 Hickman Road, Urbandale
Info: Travel back in time to visit each of the three working farm sites: 1700 Ioway Farm, 1850 Pioneer Farm, and 1900 Horse-Powered Farm — plus the 1876 Town of Walnut Hill, which has a Blacksmith, General Store, Print Shop and the Flynn Mansion and Barn, which are both on the National Register of Historic Places. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 9-4 p.m. through Oct. 30; www.lhf.org
 
Featured Home For Sale
 
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Des Moines, IA 50316
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Traffic 
 

Here are today's mobile radar locations for the Des Moines Police Department. Please drive safely!

2900 Indianola Rd
5100 SW 14th St
2500 Park Ave

Wright Street from E Euclid Avenue to E Douglas Avenue will be closed between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. today.

1st Street from Douglas Avenue to Seneca Avenue will be closed between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 26, 2021. This closure is necessary for resurfacing.

 
A.M. Headlines

FROM KCCI: Des Moines shooting leaves adult, juvenile injured, police say

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines Police Department is investigating after a shooting left two people injured. Des Moines confirmed to KCCI Tuesday that a shooting occurred in the 1400 block of 5th Avenue after 9 p.m. ...READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV 13: Von Maur to leave Valley West Mall, open at Jordan Creek Town Center in fall 2022

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Valley West Mall in West Des Moines is losing another store. On Tuesday, the Des Moines Register reported that Von Maur is relocating to Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines. Jordan Creek said that Von Maur will open in fall 2022. Valley West Mall also lost Younkers in 2018. Currently, the mall just has one anchor store left, JCPenney.  READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Marshalltown school district launches virtual academy, joining 22 other Iowa districts

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — On the first day of school at Anson Elementary in Marshalltown, kids are scurrying through hallways and filling up classrooms. This year, teachers can look forward to welcoming students in person year-round. Yet within the walls of Mrs. Jess Althaus' kindergarten classroom, there's still just one person: Mrs. Althaus. The educator of nearly a decade has moved to fully online learning, part of the new Marshalltown Virtual Academy (MVA).... READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

 
The Score
 
Iowa Cubs: The Iowa Cubs (42-55) fell in game one 8-6 and won game two of the doubleheader 8-1 against the Omaha Storm Chasers (52-44), Tuesday at Principal Park. ...READ MORE
 
MLB: White Sox 5 Blue Jays 2, Red Sox 11 Twins 9, Astros 4 Royals 0, Tigers 4 Cardinals 3, Cubs v Rockies postponed ...READ MORE
 
BARNSTORMERS: the Iowa Barnstormers have secured a home playoff game. The Iowa Barnstormers will face the Duke City Gladiators at Wells Fargo Arena in the first round of the 2021 Indoor Football League playoffs on Saturday, Aug. 28. Kickoff will be at 7:05pm with doors opening at 6:00pm.
 
CITYVIEW's Best Of Des Moines 2021
 

Nearly 14,000 votes were cast in the 2021 CITYVIEW Best Of Des Moines readers' poll.

Best Local Jewelry Store

1. Josephs Jewelers
2. Prysm Body Piercing & Jewelry Gallery
3. Christopher’s Fine Jewelry

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Personalities
 

Couple enjoys restoring older vehicles: Curt and Jana Chiles are also car show enthusiasts.

By Rachel Harrington

Curt Chiles and his wife, Jana, enjoy owning and restoring older vehicles. Curt’s favorite is also the one he’s owned the longest.


“I have a 1971 Chevy Monte Carlo,” he says. “I’ve had it for about 25 years, since I was about 15 years old. Before I had it, my dad and I were working on restoring a different car, a Cuda. My dad came across the Monte Carlo and asked if I wanted to work on restoring it instead. I say yes, because it’s a pretty rare one.”

[...]

 
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Snapshots: Fun at the Iowa State Fair!
Gary Thelen reported, “My recent visit to the Iowa State Fair gave me a bit of nostalgia as well as my first rock concert in decades! I can't remember the last time I returned home after midnight! At least, not at my age! And I was cold, stone sober to boot! I viewed a classic car at the Fair, a 1964 Ford Galaxy 500, similar to the one my father had and which I drove to the prom in 1964. I could not believe how big it is! The wheel base is 119 inches! Today's cars are more like 112 inches. And look at that long overhang in the rear! How did I ever parallel park this vehicle? More importantly, how did my mother parallel park it? It came with seat belts and a heater. My father bought all the options: power steering, power brakes, automatic transmission and even a radio! That was a first for us! We were really ‘uptown.’ It even got 16.4 mpg on the  highway!”
 
Share your favorite snapshots! Email to tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com to be included in an upcoming Daily Umbrella!
 
 
Digital Editions
 
Grimes/Dallas Center Living weekly newsletters are published each week in print and online. Printed versions can be found at dozens of community locations, and the digital edition can be subscribed to via email. Learn more at www.iowalivingweekly.com. This week's issue features 1000 Books Before Kindergarten participants. Read about it  here.
 
 
Featured Events
Birthdays and Notables!
 

Happy Birthday to these celebrities: Blake Lively, Sean Connery, Tim Burton, Rachel Bilson, Gene Simmons, China Anne McClain, Billy Ray Cyrus, Rachael Ray, Kel Mitchell, Regis Philbin, Ally Walker, Justin Upton, Olivia Jackson

SUBMIT: Want to wish someone a Happy Birthday or a Congratulations on their big day? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com

 
Poll of the Week

How many postage stamps do you use per month?
1-5
6-10
11-15
16 or more
None of the above

 

Results of last week's poll:

When was the last time you bathed in a bathtub?

A day ago - 20%
A week ago - 2%
A month ago - 7%
More than a year ago - 67%
Never - 4%

 
Morning Chuckle
 
YESTERDAY'S RIDDLE:
Why did the man get fired from the keyboard factory?
HE KEPT MISSING SHIFTS! Or, from Jordan Huxford, HE WASN'T THE RIGHT TYPE!
 
TODAY'S RIDDLE

How do you properly identify a dogwood tree?

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com 

 

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