Congratulations to Michael and Rebecca Swanger, the new owners of Iowa History Journal!  Mike Chapman, the former owner, is moving on with numerous other projects including his latest book, Lowell Park.  He's working hard with Hollywood to get it made into a movie and it's looking good!  If you would like to get a copy of the book, call 641-791-3072 or go to   Meanwhile, Miachel and Rebecca intend to keep up the prestigious reputation of the Iowa History Journal, making sure Iowans are aware of their great historic heritage.  Many people that are just now finding the magazine are asking for back copies.  Those are available by calling 515-490-7325 or by going to  You can get subscriptions at that phone number and web address as well. 

Today is National Employee Appreciation Day as well as National Salesperson Day and National Crown Roast of Pork Day.  We missed the boat....we should have had Joyce Hoppes of the Iowa Pork Producers in with a Crown Roast of Pork!!!!  I'm sure they have all the details on how to make and serve a Crown Roast of Pork on their website!

Don't forget the Home & Remodeling Show at the Varied Industries Building this weekend!

Have a great one and enjoy the weather....especially Sunday!