Shortly after brothers Eldon and Clarence Klauer co-founded Klauer Optical in 1939, they found themselves making binocular lenses for the United States Navy during World War II. Today, the company's work orders have changed, but the Klauer name remains. Clarence's grandson Jeff oversees the operation, and Eldon's son Charles fabricates the store's eyeglasses and sunglasses.
Retrace and retread tractor history at this Dyersville museum, located 90 minutes from downtown Cedar Rapids. With thousands of toys and exhibits scattered throughout its two-floored exhibition space, the National Farm Toy Museum pays tribute to historic and contemporary crop contraptions. Fun-loving farm enthusiasts may peruse the museum's frenzy of farm implements, including trucks, pedal tractors, and life-size John Deer soil-sifters. Original artwork, dioramas, and two Doug Schlesier sculptures artfully express anecdotes of American agriculture, while miniature farm replicas and Ertl Company toys convey while miniature-sized farm replicas and Ertl Company toys convey to visitors the life-sized growth of American farming. The National Farm Toy Museum is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
The practitioners at Premier Body Contouring help clients reshape their bodies with laser technologies, detoxes, and diets. Their satisfaction pledge promises a loss of at least 1 inch in one body area after nine LipoLaser treatments to those who follow their lifestyle guidelines. They also use Homeovidic and Herbalogica detoxification programs to help rid the body of malevolent substances and wash graffiti off of internal organs, and nutritional counseling to reveal the appropriate diet for each metabolic type.
The Stockton Park District hosts outdoor community events throughout the year, including craft fairs, basketball tournaments, and 5K and 10K run/walks. Brothers Steve, Andy, and Tom Jordan organized the first annual 5K in 2008. They used their skills from hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to plan and advertise the event. The first year, they signed up 91 runners and raised money for a tennis court behind the high school and a paper-airplane factory at the middle school. Since then, the brothers have worked to improve the race and transform it into a community event with entertainment and an increasingly challenging and interesting course.
Before bringing the pain to teeth stains, a complimentary consultation with one of First Choice Dental's dentists is necessary to make sure you don't have periodontal disease or gum conditions that would interfere with the whitening treatment. If eligible, impressions of your chompers will be taken so that customizable upper and lower plastic trays can be made. During a second visit with the dental defenders, the trays will be fitted and adjustments made if necessary. Once both trays fit their ivory horseshoes, you'll be given three tubes of whitening gel. Depending on the amount of stains from chocolate, cigarettes, or chocolate-flavored cigarettes recently devoured, you'll be advised to wear the trays anywhere from three hours a day to overnight for two weeks.