festivals

swap meet

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This year we tried something different. We went to the 33rd Annual Antique Engine & Tractor “Swap Meet” in January 2020 rather than the tractor and engine “show” in February. This was a first for us. It fit perfect after a marvelous trip to beautiful Sanibel Island. The Swap Meet had just opened so we […]

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Santa Claus

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John Coots wrote, “You better watch out you better not cry, you better not pout I’m telling you why, Santa Claus is coming to town!” The Jolly Old Elf is on his way with less than three weeks until Christmas. With Christmas so close, do you know the story behind St. Nick? The Real St. […]

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5 Ways to Get into the Holiday Spirit!

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It’s the middle of November and with Thanksgiving so late this year, many are starting their Christmas celebrations early. With harvest barely behind us and Halloween a recent memory, how do you get into the holiday spirit? I have a few tips that I have been using to kick start the holiday spirit at the […]

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Uncovering history in Dyersville, IA

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Judy Weber is the Office Manager of the Dyersville Area Historical Society. Looking through a box, she unearthed a rare piece of Dyersville agricultural history. “We found an 1879 Moline Plow booklet,” Judy explained. The Story Currently the Dyersville Area Historical Society is set up in the Dyer-Botsford Museum House with a doll museum. The […]

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Take in Fun Fall Festivals!

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Here in Central Illinois fun fall festivals abound. I am sure the same is true where you are. Check your local newspaper or Facebook to see what is happening in your neck of the woods! What can you find? Cemetery Walks I attended the fascinating “Walk Through Oak Ridge Cemetery.” Actors at Oak Ridge Cemetery […]

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