Iowa Barnstormers Play Historic Game This Saturday Night (Bonnie's blog 6/1

Matt Swim and Coach Dixie Wooten of the Iowa Barnstormers joined us in the studio this morning just after the 8:30 news.  The game tomorrow night has historic ramifications.  Never have the top two teams in the entire league been tied and playing the final game of the season for a playoff spot.  Add to that, the team behind them by one game holds the tie-breaker over both number one teams!  As long as Wichita Falls wins tomorrow night, they are in the play-offs, and whoever loses tomorrow night between the two number one teams, the Barnstormers and the Sioux Falls Storm, falls from number one in the entire league to not even making the playoffs.  When the Iowa Barnstormers win on Saturday night (I'm being positive!), they will clinch the home playoff game and the championship game when they win the playoff game!  The first 1000 people to the game Saturday night will receive a black t-shirt (they're asking all fans to wear black for black-out night).  There is a bubble soccer game at half-time and a fundraiser for Puppy Jake Foundation.  Coach Wooten says the key to the game is to stop Sioux Falls' running game and for the crowd to make as much noise as possible when Sioux Falls has the ball!  GO BARNSTORMERS!

Ali Boettcher of the Iowa Fireworks Company joined us in the studio again today and filled us in on the reason for the lawsuit against the City of Des Moines.  After their company had all the required paperwork and permits to sell fireworks in Des Moines, the Des Moines City Council changed the ordinance to read that companies could only sell fireworks in "industrial" areas and not in "commercial" areas.  This means they would have to sell fireworks to the public in areas where there is heavy truck traffic, hard hat areas and gravel.  They will have to get all new paperwork and permits that could take up to three weeks...thus missing out on all of the July 4th sales.  Ali said they do have fireworks tents set up in Nevada, Madrid, Adel, Newton and Marshalltown.

Don't forget to sign up at to win the zero turn John Deere riding mower from the Van Wall Group.  Just type in the keyword "dad" and enter.  What a great Father's Day gift!  You can also enter at the Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant.  Entries have to be received by Sunday!

Monday on Van and Bonnie in the morning, we'll be talking with Billy Gardell of Mike & Molly!

Have a super weekend and I hope to see you at the Iowa Barnstormer game!!!!


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