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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Princess, the shelter’s hidden gem

Like the princesses in many a fairy tale, Princess the dog was not meant to be caged. The pit-lab-mystery mix is a sight to behold when given an open, comfortable space, prancing like a graceful doe and taking in all her surroundings.
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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Frankie, who could not care less

While humans love to gush over snuggly, playful, dog-like felines, there’s something irresistible about a cat who is true to its individualistic nature. Enter Frankie, a classic cat who loves food, sleep and a few good pats on her head.
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Saturday’s Halloweenapalooza in Ottumwa brings a day filled with spooky films, performances and contests

Meet horror movie icons, get a tattoo, embody a zombie. The eighth-annual Halloweenapalooza horror showcase — taking place in the purportedly haunted Hotel Ottumwa — is full to the brim with film screenings, vendors, contests, live music and other features befitting Halloween.
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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Sophisticated Nautilus, and Marengo the dog’s Cinderella story

Nautilus may be a black cat, but she’s anything but a bad omen. This petite, green-eyed girl is a gentle, calming presence at the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center. She likes to sit upright and serenade humans with a beautiful chorus of meows. But when a toy crosses her path, the 1-year-old proves that she still has some kitten in her. […]

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John’s Grocery will carry Colorado’s Ska Brewing beers

UPDATE: Stores across Iowa, including John’s Grocery, will soon stock their shelves with beer from Colorado craft beer company Ska Brewing. Based in the southwest Colorado city of Durango, Ska is best known for its delectable India Pale Ales and eye-catching packaging. Ska beers are not readily available in Iowa, and when the shipment arrives in October, it will be the first time in more than eight years John’s Grocery will sell the craft label. […]

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