Chuck Offenburger http://iowapublicradio.org en RAGBRAI's 40th Year http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ragbrais-40th-year <p>RAGBRAI XL, the Register&rsquo;s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, rolls out of Sioux Center on Sunday.&nbsp; On today&#39;s program, we talk about why this event has endured for forty years, why people from all over the world flock here to bike across Iowa in July, and we reminisce about RAGBRAI&#39;s past with Chuck Offenburger.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 21:08:28 +0000 Charity Nebbe 4897 at http://iowapublicradio.org RAGBRAI's 40th Year Town Slogans http://iowapublicradio.org/post/town-slogans <p>There&rsquo;s only one chance for a first impression and many Iowa small towns have developed their own slogan to set them apart from the rest. Charity talks with Kyle Munson, a columnist with the Des Moines Register, and his recent search for the most favored town slogan in the state along with former &ldquo;Iowa Boy&rdquo; columnist, Chuck Offenburger. Jeremy Minnier, 18-year-old mayor of Aredale shares the story behind his town&rsquo;s slogan.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 16:26:31 +0000 Charity Nebbe 4873 at http://iowapublicradio.org Town Slogans Skating Organically http://iowapublicradio.org/post/skating-organically <p></p><p>A one-of-a-kind&nbsp;roller rink continues to delight Iowans at Spring Lake Park in Greene County. In operation since the late '20s, the antique rink is extremely rare today. Most have burned down or been replaced. One name&nbsp;is forever linked to the rink; the beloved Noni Mylenbusch, who&nbsp;started playing the organ there before WWII. Sounds from circa 1980, recorded in Jefferson and unknown locations. Noni's recordings came from private collectors Don Dodd and Bob Wullenwaber.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2007 10:00:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 1948 at http://iowapublicradio.org Skating Organically